Handheld LIBS vs. XRF for PMI

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The Rolling Stones or The Beatles? Spiderman or Batman? iPhone or Android?

Is there a winner in each of these classic matchups? Maybe.

What we know for sure, though, is there are differences.

The same goes for the handheld Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectrometer (LIBS) and handheld X-ray Fluorescence (XRF). 

In this #MastersofPMI episode, Chris discusses:

  • The histories and reputations of LIBS and XRF
  • The precision, speed, and accuracy of LIBS versus XRF
  • Reasons why LIBS is a viable alternative in many situations of PMI
  • Why LIBS is a faster, safer, and more cost-efficient way to test metals

The #MastersofPMI series is hosted by Chris Carolan of the Metal Analysis Group.

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Chris Carolan

Metals Consultant at Metal Analysis Group

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