In spite of difficulties in quantitative LIBS analysis on copper based alloys, the very low invasiveness of the technique strongly sustains attempts to use it with cultural heritage materials, including ancient bronzes. Analytical results obtained with calibration curves and a calibration free model are compared here on a set of ancient roman coins. An attempt is presented to monitor the laser ablation process on bronze coins and artificially aged standards during the cleaning. The double pulse technique showed that LIBS analytical results could benefit from synchronization between the UV laser sources used, respectively, for cleaning (266 nm) and for LIBS analysis (335 nm). © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2004.
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- Analytical Chemistry