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 Application Areas

Application Areas

  • Environmental Analysis
  • Geological Analysis
    • Fluid Inclusions 
    • Trace REE in Opaque Minerals
  • Bulk Analysis
    • Percentage Composition
    • QC Pass/Fail
    • Impurities
  • Failure Analysis

Example Materials

  • Quartz
  • Calcite 
  • Metals 
  • Opaque Glasses
  • Ceramics
  • Plastics
  • Coatings


Specificati​on Title Specification Details
Laser Cabinet Frequency quadrupled 266 nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with > 9.0 mJ pulse energy and < 6 ns pulse width
Flat top energy profile
Mechanically and thermally isolated laser beam delivery and viewing path for maximum stability
Variable output energy and variably pulse repetition frequency (1 – 20 Hz)
Variable laser spot size (10 – 200 μm)
Fully sealed laser head with user changeable flashlamp
Viewing Optics and Video Computer controlled, continuously adjustable parfocal video microscope (2.6x – 32.5x optical zoom range)
Wide field of view (> 6 mm) at high optical resolution (< 2 μm)
High intensity LED lighting arrays
Motorized rotating polaraizer
Sampling System Ablation cell with removable quartz window for easy cleaning and maintenance
Specialized sample cells available
High precision XY stages (0.25 μm/step)



The ethos of the LSX-266 is affordability, without compromising performance or quality. The LSX-266 is built on the robust, field-proven LSX G2 platform, providing unmatched portability and ruggedness. The simplicity and elegance of the design of the product are the keys to its success. The LSX-266 provides all the performance and features you need for uncompromising analytical results in an economical, reliable and powerful package. 

The Light Engine inside the LSX-266 is a hermetically sealed, MIL-SPEC laser head affording unmatched stability and user serviceability. Coupled with precision mounted optical components on a vibration isolated optical bench, the system can be used on multiple analytical instruments at multiple locations with confidence and ease. Simple, elegant component layout leads to improved stability and ease of maintenance. 

The LSX-266 incorporates the latest in high resolution hardware and optical design technology, providing the user with excellent optical resolution and a wide field of view. Images are of startling quality, and high intensity lighting arrays above and below the sample produce extremely clear images even at high zoom.