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Ultrasensitive nanoparticle enhanced laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using a super-hydrophobic substrate coupled with magnetic confinement

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In this study, we developed a substrate to enhance the sensitivity of LIBS by 5 orders of magnitude. Using a combination of field enhancement due to the metal nanoparticles in the substrate, the aggregate effect of super-hydrophobic interfaces and magnetic confinement, we performed a quantitative measurement of copper in solution with concentrations on the ppt level. We also demonstrated that the substrate improves quantitative measurements by providing an opportunity for internal standardization.

Graphical abstract: Ultrasensitive nanoparticle enhanced laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using a super-hydrophobic substrate coupled with magnetic confinement

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The article was received on 06 Dec 2016, accepted on 20 Mar 2017 and first published on 20 Mar 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09695F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 4546-4549
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    Ultrasensitive nanoparticle enhanced laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using a super-hydrophobic substrate coupled with magnetic confinement

    D. Dong, L. Jiao, X. Du and C. Zhao, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 4546
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09695F

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