How Does the Massbox Compare?

The Massbox empowers users to quantitatively measure a broad range of the periodic table and perform chemical mapping in a single, easy-to-use desktop package. For metallic elements, its detection limits are comparable to those of traditional mass spectrometry techniques. Plus, it measures important low-mass and nonmetallic elements that are challenging for other instruments (e.g., Li, C, O, N, etc.).

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Powerful science executed with simplicity

Exum's mission is to redefine how we measure the world around us. By doing so, we accelerate the growth of key verticals in the next era of technology.

Nearly non-destructive Analysis

The Massbox directly analyzes any solid material, minimizing sample preparation time. Each analytical session removes only picograms of material and provides trace-level detection and elemental mapping capabilities for virtually the entire periodic table.

minimal footprint

Do you have limited space? The Massbox requires only a standard 110-V power source and a 2’x2’ square to sit on your lab bench, desktop, or workbench. Plus, it can be moved without loss of alignment.

efficient operations

Compared to traditional spectroscopy tools, Massbox has significantly lower power usage, no gas requirements, and higher sample throughput. Each analysis is completed in a matter of minutes.

easy as a smartphone

With its easy-to-use, touch-screen interface, large sample holder, and automatic element identification, the Massbox makes obtaining high-quality results an effortless experience.

Detection Capabilities

How sensitive is the Massbox's LALI technique?

These periodic tables compare the Massbox's detection limits to those of other common analytical techniques for solid samples. Compared to the others, LALI's chart shows more complete coverage and lower limits of detection (darker colors). In fact, the Massbox's limits for most elements are around 10 parts per billion (ppb)—well below most industry standards!

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What it costs to run your instrumentation

Compared to other methods, the Massbox's LALI technique has 35-60% lower operating costs, and its cost per sample is approximately 10 times lower! Building upon a previously-published evaluation (Money To Burn: Do you Know What is Costs to Run your Atomic Spectroscopy instrumentation? - Apr 21 2016 - Robert Thomas - Life Science News Articles - Labmate Online (, we compared operating costs among the highest-resolution techniques for solid sample analysis. For most spectrometry instruments, major operating costs include gases, electricity, and consumable supplies. We also applied publicly-available salary data to add the operator to the calculation. This graph compares the yearly operating costs and costs per sample, assuming instruments run 1,000 hours per year.

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