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Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 385, Issue 2, pp 214–218 | Cite as

Terms and notations for laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

  • Reinhard NollEmail author
Feature Article

Introduction

A breakdown of the number of publications in the field of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) since the early 1980s is shown in Fig.  1. These numbers are based on a database query in Chemical Abstracts conducted in February 2006 (terms used for the query: LIBS and laser, excluding abbreviations beginning with the letters LIB. The number of hits depends of course on the selected database and combination of terms used for the query. A more extended query in various databases yields more than 350 publications in the year 2005.). The dynamic growth to more than 150 publications per year reflects an increasing community of contributors, many of them appearing for the first time. A wide variety of terms and notations are used to describe the experimental set-ups, measuring parameters and data evaluation methods which thereby complicates the comparability of the analytical approaches and results. LIBS is an interdisciplinary analytical technique employed by researchers...

Keywords

Beam Width Beam Waist Energy Density Distribution Unit Solid Angle Beam Divergence Angle 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Notes

Acknowledgements

The author thanks the members of the scientific committee of EMSLIBS 2005 for providing input to this contribution.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik (ILT)AachenGermany

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