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Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS): a tool for rapid in-situ elemental analysis
Author(s): Stelios Couris; A. Mavromanolakis; Costas Fotakis
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Paper Abstract

Experimental results are presented concerning the application of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for the detection of metals in plastics and biological tissues. LIBS has been used for the detection and the determination of the concentration of antimony in plastic and manganese in human hairs respectively. Calibration curves are presented for the above metals and the limiting factors of the technique are discussed.

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Date Published: 14 July 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3423, Second GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications, (14 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316588
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Stelios Couris, FORTH-IESL (Greece)
A. Mavromanolakis, FORTH-IESL (Greece)
Costas Fotakis, FORTH-IESL (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3423:
Second GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications
Alexis Carabelas; Paolo Di Lazzaro; Amalia Torre; Giuseppe Baldacchini, Editor(s)

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