FireFly is a laboratory analytical instrument specialized in rapid multi-elemental analysis and chemical imaging. The technology behind the FireFly is Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy or shortly LIBS.
In LIBS a pulsed laser is used as an excitation source and energy carrier. The laser irradiates the sample and ionizes a small amount of sample material. A microplasma is created and during its cool down phase, the plasma radiates a spectrum which is characteristic for individual chemical elements present in the sample.
The FireFly is a robust and easy to use system. It allows fast multi-elemental analysis of solid samples without the need of complicated sample preparation. You obtain results within seconds.