Biomedical and environmental applications of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

V. K. Unnikrishnan, K. S. Choudhari, Suresh D. Kulkarni, Rajesh Nayak, V. B. Kartha, C. Santhosh, B. M. Suri

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Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is an emerging analytical technique with numerous advantages such as rapidity, multi-elemental analysis, minimal sample preparation, minimal destruction, low cost and versatility of being applied to a wide range of materials. In this paper, we report the preliminary observations we obtained using LIBS for clinical and environmental samples. Elemental analysis has been done qualitatively in human teeth samples which show encouraging results. It has also been demonstrated in this paper that LIBS can be very well utilized in field applications such as plastic waste sorting and recycling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-401
Number of pages5
JournalPramana - Journal of Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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