Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS): A Viable Analytical Tool (SAS)
Thursday, March 15th, 2012
2:00 PM Room: 207A

James A Holcombe, University of Texas at Austin

2:00 PMIntroductory Remarks -
2:05 PMLIBS as an Analytical Technique: Past, Present and Future, Nicolo Omenetto
2:40 PMDetermination of U, H, and Li Isotopes in Atmospheric Pressure Air Using LIBS and a High-Resolution Spectrometer, David Cremers
3:15 PMLaser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy in Extreme Environments, Stanley Angel
3:50 PMLIBS in Industrial Applications - Inline Analysis for Efficient Process Control, Reinhard Noll
4:25 PMArmed with Fundamentals and Experience: Where Next for LIBS?, Rick Russo

Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) continues to find new application areas. The early years saw a novel means of sampling solids and exciting the sampled material by the formation of a plasma using a laser focused onto a surface. This basic seed of an idea has germinated nicely to produce a range of useful applications in such areas as forensics, process control and remote analysis. This session will explore some exciting new areas in LIBS as well as some interesting looks at the fundamental processes taking place during the pulsed laser ablation/excitation event. We will also see what a group of experts see on the horizon for this elemental analytical technique.