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Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is a type of atomic emission spectroscopy which uses a highly energetic laser pulse as the excitation source. The laser is focused to form a plasma, which atomizes and excites samples. The formation of plasma begins when the focused laser achieves a certain threshold for optical breakdown. This can be performed on any state of matter as all elements emit light of characteristic frequencies when excited to sufficiently high temperatures.

The metal sorting industry relies heavily on metal identification methods such as LIBS to sort metal. Metals, such as Aluminum 1100 and Aluminum 6063 can be challenging to identify without LIBS. In this experiment, we test several types of metal and identify them based on their spectral lines. Fill in the form below to download the application note and read all about the portable LIBS instrument.

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