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Course Title: Laser Ablation Chemical Analysis: LA-ICP-MS and LIBS
Categories: 1 - Analytical Metrology
2 - Atomic Spectrometry-Spectroscopy
3 - Environmental Analysis
4 - Spectroscopy
5 - Inductively Coupled Plasma
Instructor(s): Richard Russo, Jhanis Gonzalez Course Number: 166
Affiliation: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Course Date: 03/18/2013 - Monday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM
Fee: $260 ($360 after 2/18/13) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
Overview of the fundamentals and parameter space influencing the use of laser ablation for achieving accurate, precise and sensitive direct solid state chemical analysis. Review of applications and performance for LA-ICP-MS and LIBS

Target Audience
Beginners to current users of laser ablation for chemical analysis.

Course Outline
Overview of fundamentals of laser ablation Comparison of femtosecond and nanosecond laser ablation Attributes of laser ablation coupled to ICP-MS Attributes of LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) New isotopic capability in laser plasmas (LAMIS) Applications

Course Instructor's Biography
Dr. Russo is founder and scientific director of the laser material interactions group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His group has advanced the development of laser ablation for chemical analysis, with a 30 year contribution to fundamental and applied research, and over 230 refereed scientific publications. Fourteen students have received their PhD degree under his direction at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Russo also is president and founder of Applied Spectra, Inc. The company manufactures analytical instruments using LIBS and Laser Ablation with ICP-OES and ICP-MS. Among many accomplishments, his Laboratory and company team recently won a 2012 R&D100 Award on LAMIS (Laser Ablation Molecular Isotopic Spectrometry) for measuring isotopes at atmospheric pressure in a single laser pulse.