Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry

, Volume 355, Issue 7, pp 895–899

Remote in situ analytical spectroscopy and its applications in the nuclear industry


  • C. M. Davies
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Wales Swansea
  • H. H. Telle
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Wales Swansea
  • A. W. Williams
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Wales Swansea

DOI: 10.1007/s0021663550895

Cite this article as:
Davies, C.M., Telle, H.H. & Williams, A.W. Fresenius J Anal Chem (1996) 355: 895. doi:10.1007/s0021663550895


An experimental system based on Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) has been used to analyze various ferrous samples. A fibre optic system has been used to transmit the incident laser pulse which produces the plasma plume at the surface of the analyte and to transmit back to a spectrometer the optical radiation emitted by the plasma. The measuring system may therefore be placed remote from the analyte which may be situated in a hostile environment such as an operating nuclear reactor. Results show that the system is capable of detecting chromium, nickel, manganese, molybdenum, silicon and vanadium at concentrations smaller than 5×10−4 g/g

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