Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for quantitative elemental analysis

R. Barbini, F. Colao, R. Fantoni, A. Palucci, F. Capitelli

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In this paper the use of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) as tool for quantitative elemental analysis of soils is considered. Namely the influence of plasma temperature on quantitative measurements is discussed and a simple theoretical approach is used to model the plasma generation. It is shown that the estimation of temperature in the laser induced plasma and its inclusion in a model for line emission allows for a substantial reduction of the matrix effect, formerly recognized as the main factor reducing the possibilities of quantitative applications. To illustrate the benefits of the proposed correction, some experimental results, obtained with the use some reference sample soils, are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventALT '99 International Conference on 'Advanced Laser Technologies - , Unknown
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …


ConferenceALT '99 International Conference on 'Advanced Laser Technologies
Period1/1/00 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Barbini, R., Colao, F., Fantoni, R., Palucci, A., & Capitelli, F. (2000). Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for quantitative elemental analysis. Paper presented at ALT '99 International Conference on 'Advanced Laser Technologies, Unknown.