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Current trends in laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy: a tutorial review

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Andrade, Daniel Fernandes [1, 2] ; Pereira-Filho, Edenir Rodrigues [2] ; Amarasiriwardena, Dulasiri [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Hampshire Coll, Sch Nat Sci, Amherst, MA 01002 - USA
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Chem, Grp Appl Instrumental Anal, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Review article
Web of Science Citations: 0

The purpose of this tutorial article is to provide a brief update on the advances available for laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), focusing broad experimental and instrumental possibilities. Due to the inherent versatility of LIBS, this technique can be elegantly applied to various applications. However, during the method development one should have prior knowledge about its analytical limitations in order to obtain reliable results. In the present review, we summarize key analytical variables required for proper sample treatment, analytical signal enhancement, data processing, qualitative and quantitative approaches as well as recent research and developments using LIBS. Remarkable analytical advances have recently been proposed for LIBS and raised its analytical performance to a level never reached before. Most prominent perhaps, have been the development of many nontraditional calibration approaches based on transition atomic energies (emission wavelengths), the use of a single standard for calibration, increase of the ablated sample mass (accumulated laser pulses), and even overcoming severe LIBS problems such as the matrix effects. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/24569-6 - Direct element characterization of mobile phones using data fusion from three complementary spectroanalytical techniques
Grantee:Daniel Fernandes de Andrade
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/01513-0 - Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) application in the analyses of electronic waste (printed circuit boards and polymers), food and difficult preparation liquid samples
Grantee:Edenir Rodrigues Pereira Filho
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/17304-0 - Proposition of methods for direct analysis of electronic waste samples: determination of precious, strategic and toxic elements in printed circuits boards and LCD screens
Grantee:Daniel Fernandes de Andrade
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate