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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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Submitted
23 Jan 2013
Accepted
27 Mar 2013
First published
27 Mar 2013

J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2013,28, 624-629
Article type
Tutorial Review

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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