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Niton Apollo

Handheld LIBS Analyser

When carbon detection and mobility are essential, you can rely on the Thermo Scientific™ Niton™ Apollo™ handheld LIBS analyser.

Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), the Niton Apollo delivers superior performance and enhanced productivity. Unleash the possibilities and bring the power of lab analysis to the field.


Designed for petrochemical plants, fabricators, quality control departments and scrap recyclers seeking to measure low concentrations of carbon in metal, along with a range of elements, Thermo Scientific’s new analyser features laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for speed, increased accuracy and greater mobility.

According to Thermo Fisher, the new Niton Apollo puts advanced technology into the hands of users in the scrapyard, on-site and in the field, enabling them to quickly and more precisely test metals for carbon content in environments where prior technologies were too cumbersome.


LIBS is an acronym for Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy. It is an analytical technique used to determine the elemental composition of materials. Handheld LIBS analysers work by using a high-focused laser to ablate the surface of a sample. A plasma is formed consisting of electronically excited atoms and ions. As these atoms decay back into their ground states, they emit characteristic wavelengths of light, or “unique fingerprints”. These “fingerprints” are distinct for each element, making handheld LIBS analysis an excellent tool for quantitative and qualitative measurements. Ready to learn more? Request a demo to speak with a member from our team.


Features and Benefits

  • Third-party validated interlock designed to keep users and bystanders safe from laser exposure
  • A tapered nose to attain more field coverage of awkward corners, joints and tight welds
  • Micro and macro cameras to support sample positioning and record keeping documentation
  • Wireless data transfer, remote operation and software updates enabled by NitonConnect
  • IP54 rating to safeguard against environments containing splashes or dust
  • Two hot-swappable Milwaukee batteries with a battery life of 3-4 hours each
  • Large hinged colour touchscreen to empower viewing from multiple angles
  • Vivid, easy to use application interface