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Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS): applications in environmental issues
Author(s): Stelios Couris; A. Hatziapostolou; Dmitrios Anglos; A. Mavromanolakis; Costas Fotakis
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Paper Abstract

Results are presented from three different applications of laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) in problems of environmental interest. In one case, LIBS is applied in the on-line control of the nickel recovery process, by monitoring the nickel content of molten ferronickel slabs, in a laboratory scale experiment. In a second case, LIBS is used in the identification of polymer materials, and on the basis of spectral features, criteria are proposed for the distinction among different types of plastic materials. Also, in preliminary experiments, the use of LIBS with respect to the detection of heavy and toxic metals in paints and the possibility of performing depth profile analysis of multiple paint layers is examined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2965, ALT '96 International Symposium on Laser Methods for Biomedical Applications, (8 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.257363
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Stelios Couris, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
A. Hatziapostolou, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Dmitrios Anglos, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
A. Mavromanolakis, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Costas Fotakis, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2965:
ALT '96 International Symposium on Laser Methods for Biomedical Applications
Alexander M. Prokhorov; Costas Fotakis; Vladimir Pustovoy, Editor(s)

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