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Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

  • ID: 2128833
  • Book
  • September 2006
  • 640 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is an emerging technique for determining elemental composition. With the ability to analyse solids, liquids and gases with little or no sample preparation, it is more versatile than conventional methods and is ideal for on-site analysis. This is a comprehensive reference explaining the fundamentals of the LIBS phenomenon, its history and its fascinating applications across eighteen chapters written by recognized leaders in the field. Over 300 illustrations aid understanding. This book will be of significant interest to researchers in chemical and materials analysis within academia and industry.
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Preface R. Russo and A. W. Miziolek;
1. History and fundamentals of LIBS D. A. Cremers and L. J. Radziemski;
2. Plasma morphology I. Schechter and V. Bulatov;
3. From sample to signal in laser induced breakdown spectroscopy: a complex route to quantitative analysis E. Tognoni, V. Palleschi, M. Corsi, G. Cristoforetti, N. Omenetto, I. Gornushkin, B. W. Smith and J. D. Winefordner;
4. Laser induced breakdown in gases: experiments and simulation C. G. Parigger;
5. Analysis of aerosols by LIBS U. Panne and D. Hahn;
6. Chemical imaging of surfaces using LIBS J. M. Vadillo and J. J. Laserna;
7. Biomedical applications of LIBS H. H. Telle and O. Samek;
8. LIBS for the analysis of pharmaceutical materials. S. Béchard and Y. Mouget;
9. Cultural heritage applications of LIBS D. Anglos and J. C. Miller;
10. Civilian and military environmental contamination studies using LIBS J. P. Singh, F. Y. Yueh, V. N. Rai, R. Harmon, S. Beaton, P. French, F. C. DeLucia, Jr., B. Peterson, K. L. McNesby and A. W. Miziolek;
11. Industrial applications of LIBS R. Noll, V. Sturm, M. Stepputat, A. Whitehouse, J. Young and P. Evans;
12. Resonance-enhanced LIBS N. H. Cheung;
13. Short-pulse LIBS: fundamentals and applications R. E. Russo;
14. High-speed, high resolution LIBS using diode-pumped solid state lasers H. Bette and R. Noll;
15. LIBS using sequential laser pulses J. Pender, B. Pearman, J. Scaffidi, S. R. Goode and S. M. Angel;
16. Micro LIBS technique P. Fichet, J-L, Lacour, D. Menut, P. Mauchien, A. Rivoallan, C. Fabre, J. Dubessy and M-C. Boiron;
17. New spectral detectors for LIBS M. Sabsabi and V. Detalle;
18. Spark-induced breakdown spectroscopy: a description of an electrically-generated LIBS-like process for elemental analysis of airborne particulates and solid samples A. J. R. Hunter and L. G. Piper.
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Andrzej W. Miziolek
ANDRZEJ MIZIOLEK is a Senior Research Physicist at the US Army Research Laboratory. His work is currently concentrated on nanomaterials research and on the development of the LIBS sensor technology.
Vincenzo Palleschi
VINCENZO PALLESCHI is a researcher in the Institute for Chemical-Physical Processes at the Italian National Research Council and, in particular, the Applied Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory.
Israel Schechter Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.

ISRAEL SCHECHTER is Professor of Chemistry in the Dept of Chemistry at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. His main scientific interest is in new methods for fast analysis of particulate materials.
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