Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: Theory and Applications

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Sergio Musazzi, Umberto Perini
Springer, Jul 8, 2014 - Technology & Engineering - 565 pages
This book deals with the Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) a widely used atomic emission spectroscopy technique for elemental analysis of materials. It is based on the use of a high-power, short pulse laser excitation. The book is divided into two main sections: the first one concerning theoretical aspects of the technique, the second one describing the state of the art in applications of the technique in different scientific/technological areas. Numerous examples of state of the art applications provide the readers an almost complete scenario of the LIBS technique. The LIBS theoretical aspects are reviewed. The book helps the readers who are less familiar with the technique to understand the basic principles. Numerous examples of state of the art applications give an almost complete scenario of the LIBS technique potentiality. These examples of applications may have a strong impact on future industrial utilization. The authors made important contributions to the development of this field.
 

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Contents

1 LaserMatter Interaction in LIBS Experiments
3
2 Physical Processes in Optical Emission Spectroscopy
30
3 LIBS Instrumental Techniques
59
4 Influence of Atmospheric Pressure and Composition on LIBS
90
5 Double and Multiple Pulse LIBS Techniques
117
Fundamentals and Applications
143
Part IIApplications of LIBS
167
7 Applications of LIBS to the Analysis of Metals
168
13 LIBS Detection of Explosives in Traces
349
14 Forensic Applications of LIBS
377
15 Identification of Polymers by Means of LIBS
421
Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Environmental and Biological Samples
439
17 Biomedical Applications of LIBS
457
18 Combustion Applications of LaserInduced Breakdown Spectroscopy
489
19 LIBS Analysis for Coal
510
20 Cultural Heritage Applications of LIBS
531

8 LIBS Analysis of Liquids and of Materials Inside Liquids
195
9 Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Analysis of Aerosols
226
10 Space Applications of LIBS
257
11 Elemental Analysis of Soils by Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
293
12 Geochemical Fingerprinting Using LIBS
309
Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Analysis of Aerosols
554
Index
555
Short Biographies
565
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