Scientific Results

New perspectives in LIBS analysis of polluted soils

Year: 2006

Authors: Cristoforetti G., Legnaioli S., Palleschi V., Pardini L., Salvetti A., Tognoni E.

Autors Affiliation: Applied Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory, Istituto per i Processi Chimico Fisici, CNR, Via G.Moruzzi, 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy

Abstract: Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is a technique for compositional analysis measurements particularly useful for environmental applications. The potential of this technique for in situ analysis could be greatly improved using innovative experimental setups. A new mobile instrument for soil analysis, developed at the Applied Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory in Pisa, is presented, and some experimental results are given. The possibility of performing soils analysis using miniaturized laser and spectrometer is also described; the LIBS spectra obtained with these innovative systems are compared.

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More Information: The present activity was performed in the framework of the MIAO (Microsensors for Analysis in Hostile Environment) project, funded by Italian Ministry for Education and Research under the FIRE scheme.
KeyWords: Atomic emission spectroscopy; elemental analysis; environmental diagnostic; LIBS
DOI: 10.1117/12.714160

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