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Sensors 2010, 10(5), 4907-4925; doi:10.3390/s100504907

Effect of Atmospheric Conditions on LIBS Spectra

Idaho National Laboratory (INL), 1765 W. Yellowstone HWY, Idaho Falls, ID 83415-2208, USA
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Received: 30 March 2010 / Revised: 4 May 2010 / Accepted: 10 May 2010 / Published: 14 May 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Laser Spectroscopy and Sensing)
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Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is typically performed at ambient Earth atmospheric conditions. However, interest in LIBS in other atmospheric conditions has increased in recent years, especially for use in space exploration (e.g., Mars and Lunar) or to improve resolution for isotopic signatures. This review focuses on what has been reported about the performance of LIBS in reduced pressure environments as well as in various gases other than air.
Keywords: LIBS; vacuum; pressure; He; Ar; CO2; resolution; isotopes; Mars LIBS; vacuum; pressure; He; Ar; CO2; resolution; isotopes; Mars
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Effenberger, A.J., Jr.; Scott, J.R. Effect of Atmospheric Conditions on LIBS Spectra. Sensors 2010, 10, 4907-4925.

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