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Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) – An Emerging Field-Portable Sensor Technology for Real-Time Chemical Analysis for Military, Security and Environmental Applications
Author(s): Russell S. Harmon; Frank C. De Lucia; Chase A. Munson; Andrzej W. Miziolek; Kevin L. McNesby
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Paper Abstract

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is an emerging atomic emission spectroscopic technique that offers the prospect highly- selective, sensitive, and of real-time detection and analysis of both natural and man-made materials. Because LIBS is simultaneously sensitive to all chemical elements due to detector response in the 200-980nm range with 0.1 nm spectral resolution, the technique has many attributes that make it an attractive tool for a variety of military, security, and environmental applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5994, Chemical and Biological Sensors for Industrial and Environmental Security, 59940K (9 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.629925
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Russell S. Harmon, U.S. Army Research Office (United States)
Frank C. De Lucia, US Army Research Lab. (United States)
Chase A. Munson, US Army Research Lab. (United States)
Andrzej W. Miziolek, US Army Research Lab. (United States)
Kevin L. McNesby, US Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5994:
Chemical and Biological Sensors for Industrial and Environmental Security
Arthur J. Sedlacek III; Steven D. Christesen; Roger J. Combs; Tuan Vo-Dinh, Editor(s)

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