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The first years of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

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Abstract

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) has been developed since the invention of the laser in 1960. The push from analytical companies from the beginning started a huge scientific adventure combining analytical science, plasma physics engineering and commercialization that still is in place fifty years later. This historical review of the first five years of laser‐based micro‐spectrochemical analysis introduces the first measurements and systems for laser micro-analysis and its evolution to conventional LIBS.

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The article was received on 23 Jan 2013, accepted on 27 Mar 2013 and first published on 27 Mar 2013


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C3JA50027F
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2013,28, 624-629

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    The first years of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

    M. Baudelet and B. W. Smith, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2013, 28, 624
    DOI: 10.1039/C3JA50027F

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