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Application of laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for environmental, chemical, and biological sensing
Author(s): H. VerMeulen; J. L. Clausen; A. Mosell; M. Morgan; K. Messan; S. Beal
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Paper Abstract

The Army is interested in sensors capable of characterizing/monitoring the environment (battlefield or military training ranges) at proximal distances. Recently, we evaluated laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) systems (hand-held, proximal, and bench top) for the characterization of metals (antimony, copper, lead, tungsten, and zinc) in soils obtained from military training ranges. We then compared the results to findings obtained with standard field and laboratory instrumentation for metals analysis - X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) and Inductively Couple Plasma- Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES).

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Date Published: 10 May 2019
PDF: 23 pages
Proc. SPIE 11007, Advanced Environmental, Chemical, and Biological Sensing Technologies XV, 110070F (10 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2518493
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H. VerMeulen, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Ctr. (United States)
J. L. Clausen, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Ctr. (United States)
A. Mosell, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Ctr. (United States)
M. Morgan, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Ctr. (United States)
K. Messan, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Ctr. (United States)
S. Beal, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11007:
Advanced Environmental, Chemical, and Biological Sensing Technologies XV
Tuan Vo-Dinh, Editor(s)

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