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Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy or LIBS is a form of atomic emission spectroscopy which is typically performed using a pulsed laser to create a surface ablation on a sample which is then analyzed spectroscopically for its elemental and molecular composition. Focusing optics within a LIBS system typically enables a relatively low power pulsed laser (10-100 mJ) to ablate a very small sample of the material being measured such that a luminous plasma is created which can then be analyzed with high speed spectrometers for subsequent qualitative and quantitative analysis.

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