Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy; Advances in Resolution and Portability

  • L. Ponce CICATA-IPN, km 14,5 Carretera Tampico Puerto industrial, Altamira 89600, Tamps, México & IMRE-Havana University, Vedado 10400, C. Habana, Cuba
  • L. Moreira IMRE-Havana University, Vedado 10400, C. Habana, Cuba
  • T. Flores CICATA-IPN, km 14,5 Carretera Tampico Puerto industrial, Altamira 89600, Tamps, México & IMRE-Havana University, Vedado 10400, C. Habana, Cuba
  • M. Arronte CICATA-IPN, km 14,5 Carretera Tampico Puerto industrial, Altamira 89600, Tamps, México & IMRE-Havana University, Vedado 10400, C. Habana, Cuba
  • E. de Posada CICATA-IPN, km 14,5 Carretera Tampico Puerto industrial, Altamira 89600, Tamps, México
  • E. Rodríguez CICATA-IPN, km 14,5 Carretera Tampico Puerto industrial, Altamira 89600, Tamps, México
  • L. C. Hernandez IMRE-Havana University, Vedado 10400, C. Habana, Cuba

Abstract

Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), can be considered as one of the most dynamic and promising technique in the field of analytical spectroscopy. LIBS has turned into a powerful alternative for a wide front of applications, from the geological exploration to the industrial inspection, including the environmental monitoring, the biomedical analysis, the study of patrimonial works, the safety and defense. The advances in LIBS instrumentation have allowed improving gradually the analysis services and quality, on the basis of a better knowledge of the technology principles. Recently, systems of double pulse have facilitated a better dosing of energy, the improvement of the signalnoise relation and the study of the different process stages. Femtosecond lasers offers the possibility of study in detail the ablation and atomic emission processes. New advances like multi-pulse or multi-wavelentgh systems -in fact stilling without exploring, must offer new information to advance in this knowledge. Finally, which it does to this technology really attractive, is the aptitude to be employed in field conditions, or for the detection of the elementary composition at long distances. In this presentation there are discussed the designs of portable instrumentation, compact and low cost, which can improve substantially the LIBS possibilities.

Published
Jun 5, 2010
How to Cite
PONCE, L. et al. Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy; Advances in Resolution and Portability. Revista Cubana de Física, [S.l.], v. 27, n. 1, p. 94-98, june 2010. ISSN 2224-7939. Available at: <http://www.revistacubanadefisica.org/index.php/rcf/article/view/RCF_27-1_94_2010>. Date accessed: 05 dec. 2020.
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