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Founded in 2017, Ablatom is an innovative company specialized in the analysis and in multi-elemental imaging by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) of diverse type of samples - for example taken from catalytic chemical processes, biomedical and geological origin, but also many others.

Thanks to its strong partnership with the Light and Matter Institute of Lyon (ILM), Ablatom accesses patented LIBS technologies that are unique and cost- and time-efficient. The Ablatom founders accumulate nearly 10 years of expertise in LIBS development and its application in various fields.

Ablatom's mission is to provide its customers all its expertise and technologies in laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy: the fast and cost-efficient analysis and multi-elemental imaging of your samples

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Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is a multi-elemental optical technique for the rapid determination of the chemical composition of materials.
Thanks to its recent developments, Ablatom has a unique LIBS imaging technology with many key advantages:

  • Unprecedented speed of analysis (100 Hz)
  • Detection of light elements (H, Li, Be, B, C, N, O, ...)
  • Multi-material technology to analyze diverse samples (conductor, non-conductor, etc.)
  • Multi-scale imaging (surface area from a few mm² to several tens of cm²) with a spatial resolution at the μm-scale and a sensitivity of a few ppm
  • Coupling ability with other optical techniques such as Raman spectroscopy, fluorescence, etc.

10 years of experience at your disposal


Technical feasibility


Development of specific analytical methods


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