We are pleased to report our first LIBS field trial has been successfully completed at the Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct, WA.

LIBS is an acronym for Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy – a technique which uses a high powered laser pulse to generate a plasma on the sample surface which can be measured to determine quantitative chemistry at sub-millimeter scale.

Demonstrating the fidelity of the prototype LIBS downhole assay tool outside of a lab environment is a key step in moving the tool up the technology readiness levels and will inform further development of the system towards a commercial offering within the next three years.

Project Sponsors:

  • Anglo American
  • Rio Tinto
  • South32
  • Sandvik
  • University of South Australia

Stay tuned for our upcoming vNews episode to learn more.

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