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

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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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Correspondence to A. W. Williams.

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Davies, C.M., Telle, H.H. & Williams, A.W. Remote in situ analytical spectroscopy and its applications in the nuclear industry. Fresenius J Anal Chem 355, 895–899 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/s0021663550895

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Keywords

  • Radiation
  • Silicon
  • Nickel
  • Chromium
  • Manganese