The identification of lithium deposits is of strategic interest to the mining, geoscience, geochemical and geothermal industries. In order to meet the growing need for rechargeable batteries for the automotive industry, lithium research is becoming an important economic issue for countries. In France, a first mine will be operated in 2024 in Échassières, in the Allier department. In this context, Quantum-RX is proud to announce the launch of the Z-901 lithium analyzer. Manufactured by the American SciAps, this portable Libs device is the first in the world allowing the instantaneous analysis, in the field, of lithium in rocks, ores, powders and brines. Designed for lithium mining projects worldwide, its Libs technology frees it from travel restrictions and licensing constraints.
Exact elemental analysis
Z-901 lithium is specially designed to measure lithium in brines, rocks (pegmatite), clays and minerals (micas). Its patented "Opti-Purge" system provides an analysis environment with argon inerting improving the signal-to-spectral noise ratio and performance in the UV range. Its analysis range is 350-675 nm. In case of need of expansion up to 210 nm, for the analysis of additional elements (boron, magnesium, calcium and potassium), Quantum-RX also offers the Z-902 lithium, equipped with a second spectrometer.
Designed for field and laboratory
Like all SciAps portable LIBS analyzers, the Z-901 Li is lightweight (1.6 kg with battery), compact (25 x 5 x 20 cm), robust (metal case) and contoured for access to difficult places (conical and narrow muzzle). It integrates 2 cameras: for the precise location of the analyzed surfaces and for the photo documentation of samples. Its patented sample sensor allows Class 1 laser operation. On the practical side, it has a 2.7" high-brightness color touchscreen, facing back.
The Android operating system guarantees quality analyses. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, with GPS capability, allow users to print, email, and connect to virtually any information management system for comprehensive reports.