Special Issue "Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Biological Samples"

A special issue of Atoms (ISSN 2218-2004).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2023) | Viewed by 266

Special Issue Editors

Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad CEU San Pablo, Urbanización Montepríncipe, Boadilla del Monte, E-28668 Madrid, Spain
Interests: Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS); atomic physics
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, CEU San Pablo University, Urbanización Montepríncipe, 28925 Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain
Interests: condensed matter; nuclear physics; nanoscience; biophysics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The purpose of this Special Issue is to show the advances in the application of laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) to biological samples.

By this technique, a pulsed laser is focused onto a surface, causing the vaporization and ablation of the surface material. As a consequence, a very bright plasma rises whose light is studied. From the observation of the spectrum, the content of the sample is obtained with high resolution (better than ppm).

Therefore, it provides a technique for multielemental detection with no sample preparation and real-time measurement. Recent technological advances have allowed for the application and improvement of this technique to biological samples (nanoparticle-enhanced spectroscopy or femtosecond spectroscopy, to name but two examples). Consequently, pioneering works are offering a new strategy for the study and diagnosis of various diseases (including tumours), paving the way for the implementation of LIBS imaging in clinical diagnosis laboratories.

I therefore consider this Special Issue to be timely because it has the potential to provide a compilation of the recent results accomplished in the field of biological applications by the LIBS technique. Additionally, it may include fundamental studies and general plasma diagnostics.

The issue is envisioned as a very general format, including reviews, short letters or original articles. Moreover, theoretical or applied, pioneering or reviewed research is invited.

Dr. Javier Manrique
Dr. Pablo Olleros-Rodríguez
Guest Editors

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  • laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
  • determination of plasma parameters
  • laser ablation
  • laser biological applications

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