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Spectral Analysis of Aqueous Aerosol by Femtosecond Pulse Laser-Induced Breakdown Method

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The results of analysis of aerosol in aqueous NaCl solution by the femtosecond-pulse laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (FS-LIBS) method are considered. Estimates are presented for the impurity (Na) concentration by the analytical pair method using the additive method. We chose, as an internal standard line, the radiation of the atomic nitrogen ion N+ at a wavelength of 500.515 nm, formed from atmospheric nitrogen molecules in the filamentation domain. A possibility of estimating the concentration of a chemical compound (NaCl) from emission of its constituent part (Na) in aqueous aerosol by the FS-LIBS method is interesting for developing the femtosecond lidar sounding techniques.

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This study was supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences) under partly by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project no. 19-32-90188).

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Babushkin, P.A., Matvienko, G.G. & Oshlakov, V.K. Spectral Analysis of Aqueous Aerosol by Femtosecond Pulse Laser-Induced Breakdown Method. Atmos Ocean Opt 35, 485–489 (2022).

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