Laura Bush

Laura Bush is a former managing editor of Pharmaceutical Technology. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of BioPharm International, a sister publication of Pharmaceutical Technology. 485 Route One South, Building F, First Floor, Iselin, NJ 08830,, tel. 732.346.3020


LIBS at the Submicrometer Scale

June 01, 2016

Vassilia Zorba of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, discusses what her studies have revealed about the mechanisms of plasma emission at small scales and what she has found when applying femtosecond LIBS to the study of advanced battery materials.

Biological Mapping with LIBS

April 01, 2016

Vincent Motto-Ros of Lyon 1 University, in Lyon, France, is combining the ability of atomic spectroscopy techniques to detect and quantify metals with the mapping approaches most often used with molecular techniques. He has combined laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) with electron microscopy to map the metals and metallic nanoparticles in biological tissue, as a way of studying the update and clearance of these materials by biological systems. In this interview, he discusses his work applying LIBS to biological analysis, including the methods, advantages, and future directions.

From the Editor

June 01, 2015

Milestone events naturally prompt reflection. For Spectroscopy's celebration of 30 years of publication, however, rather than waxing nostalgic about the past, we decided to focus on the present and consider the future.