The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 69–73 | Cite as

Stoichiometry analysis of titanium oxide coating by LIBS

  • H. Estupiñán
  • D. Y. Peña
  • Y. O. García
  • R. Cabanzo
  • E. Mejía-OspinoEmail author
Plasma Physics


In this work, laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is used to determine the composition of titanium oxide film produced by anodized of Ti6Al4V alloy. We have used Ti lines in the spectral region between 470–520 nm to determine temperature of the plasma generated on anodized surface of Ti6Al4V alloy for temperature determination by Boltzmann plot method. In order to measure the content of oxygen and titanium ratio on the surface the alloy, we have used the oxygen lines 777.194, 777.417 and 777.539 nm, and titanium lines 780.597 and 782.491 nm observed in an ambient of argon. Finally, we report the possibilities for the determination of the coating chemical composition using LIBS.


79.20.Ds Laser-beam impact phenomena 78.66.Bz Metals and metallic alloys 52.25.Os Emission, absorption, and scattering of electromagnetic radiation 52.38.Mf Laser ablation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Estupiñán
    • 1
  • D. Y. Peña
    • 1
  • Y. O. García
    • 1
  • R. Cabanzo
    • 2
  • E. Mejía-Ospino
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Grupo de Investigaciones en Corrosión, Universidad Industrial de SantanderBucaramangaColombia
  2. 2.Laboratorio de Espectroscopia Atómica y MolecularUniversidad Industrial de SantanderBucaramangaColombia

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