Biomedical and environmental applications of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

Unnikrishnan, VK and Choudhari, KS and Kulkarni, Suresh D and Nayak, Rajesh and Kartha, VB and Santhosh, C (2014) Biomedical and environmental applications of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. PRAMANA—Journal of Physics, 82 (2). pp. 397-401.

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Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is an emerging analytical technique with numerous advantages such as rapidity, multi-elemental analysis, minimal sample preparation, minimal destruction, low cost and versatility of being applied to a wide range of materials. In this paper, we report the preliminary observations we obtained using LIBS for clinical and environmental samples. Elemental analysis has been done qualitatively in human teeth samples which show encouraging results. It has also been demonstrated in this paper that LIBS can be very well utilized in field applications such as plastic waste sorting and recycling.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Laser-induced plasma; spectroscopy; teeth; plastic; principal component analysis.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Atomic Molecular Physics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2014 11:17
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2014 11:17

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