Examining our little corner of the galaxy

Laser spectroscopy technologies (Raman, LIBS, LINF) are just now entering a new handheld format, which presents both obstacles and opportunities for continued development.  At Impossible, we develop and integrate advanced components into sensing systems that continue to become smaller and more capable.


The ultra-compact Raman and LIBS units we develop in-house outperform their laboratory counterparts and offer the ability to measure a wider range of elements and materials than ever before. Analysis of many different sample types including powders and liquids, measurement of materials at longer distances from the sample and implementing new accessories that facilitate operation and analysis set our systems apart.

Our portfolio of ultra-compact laser spectroscopic sensors have been demonstrated in some of the most extreme environments on Earth: hydrothermal springs, iceberg fields, Arctic volcanoes, glacial lakes in the High Andes, Arctic springs and permafrost, Antarctic ice‐covered lakes, geothermal fields, hyper-arid deserts, high elevation (+5,500 m asl) ore deposits and volcanoes, lava tubes, and acid mine drainage settings.

Impossible Sensing is located in St. Louis Missouri, USA. We specialize in science and technology for measuring the scattering and absorption of light. Since 2016, we’ve been providing science and engineering contract R&D and customized end-to-end systems in Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Raman spectroscopy, reflectance spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, and imaging.
St. Louis, MO, USA
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