LIBS

May 01, 2017
Spectroscopy
Take a peek into the plans for the SuperCam remote sensing instrument suite for NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover mission.
Oct 01, 2016
Spectroscopy
Many developments in the miniaturization of analytical instruments have enabled metal detection at extremely low concentrations, using techniques such as XRF, LIBS, and laserablation resonance ionization mass spectrometry (LA-RIMS). These new technologies are facilitating advances in areas such as space exploration, environmental studies, and pharmaceutical analysis.
Jan 01, 2016
Spectroscopy
Rapid detection of coal and fly ash is significant for improving the efficiency of thermal power plants and reducing pollution. LIBS has great potential for on-line measurement in these applications.
Nov 04, 2015
By Spectroscopy Editors
For an emergent analytical technique to be adopted, its proponents must find applications where it offers significant benefits over established techniques, such as sensitivity, speed, cost, or ease of use, or some combination of those. For laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), identifying its ideal niche has been one of the challenges in gaining followers. To assess where LIBS is being used today, what new areas are emerging, and how well LIBS competes with other methods in those new areas, we asked a panel of experts for their views.
Aug 05, 2015
In honor of Spectroscopy’s celebration of 30 years covering the latest developments in materials analysis, we asked experts to assess the current state of the art of six key spectroscopic techniques. Here, the experts weigh in on the key challenges in laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), and how these problems might be solved.
Jun 01, 2015
Spectroscopy
In honor of Spectroscopy's celebration of 30 years covering the latest developments in materials analysis, we asked a panel of experts to assess the current state of the art of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), and to try to predict how technology will develop in the future.
Apr 01, 2015
Spectroscopy
Nanostructured materials are expected to lead to the emergence of new products with enhanced functionalities.
Jan 01, 2015
Spectroscopy
This article explores the use of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for measurements of elemental concentrations and bulk properties of heterogeneous, earthen-based samples. Rapid field and industrial measurements of these matrices are difficult using traditional methods.
Nov 01, 2014
Spectroscopy
By Spectroscopy Editors
Dr. Richard R. Hark, a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, discusses his work using LIBS for emergency response to hazardous materials. Adam L. Miller, the director at the Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency in Pennsylvania, also talks about his work as a first responder and how he has been involved in Hark's research.
Oct 01, 2014
Spectroscopy
Users must be careful when developing material classification and calibration methods for LIBS. By following some guidelines, one can achieve relative standard deviation values of 2–3% for many types of analysis, and below 1% for homogenous samples.
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