Application Note

Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS): Application Note

Source: Avantes BV

Using a pulsed laser to create a surface ablation on a sample and then spectroscopically analyzing its elemental and molecular composition is known as Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS). This form of spectroscopy has been greatly helped with the advent of fiber optic spectrometers, as their flexibility has enabled the measurement of LIBS plasma in harsh or challenging environments. This application discussed the advantages of LIBS, and also explores different instruments that can be used in such an application.