Elemental analysis in environmental land samples by stand-off laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

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dc.contributor.author Fang, Xiao
dc.contributor.author Ahmad, Sheikh R.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-05T11:41:26Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-05T11:41:26Z
dc.date.issued 2013-09-07
dc.identifier.citation Fang X, Ahmad SR. Elemental analysis in environmental land samples by stand-off laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. Applied Physics B, Volume 115, Issue 4, June 2014, pp. 497-503 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 0946-2171
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1007/s00340-013-5630-z
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/14677
dc.description.abstract The stand-off detection and analysis of environmental land samples have been demonstrated using laser-induced breakdown spectrometry. The samples of interest have included soils and vegetation powder. Elements Hg, As, Pb, Zn, Cd and Cr have been spectrally analysed with a focus on Hg as a trace contaminant in the samples. It is found that element Fe, usually contained in land samples, is a main source of spectral interference for Hg detection due to its ever present iron emission line at 253.68 nm that is closely adjacent to the strongest Hg emission line at 253.65 nm, and hence, a high resolution of spectral detection is necessary. The strong spectral signals from Bremsstrahlung emission in laser-induced plasma and atomic emission of Fe of high concentration caused a significant reduction in detection resolution in the use of image intensifier of an ICCD. The limit of detection at ~8 ppm for Hg detection in soil samples with iron as a minor constituent has been achieved, using an optical chopper and a CCD detector for laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) signal detection. Such detection method in LIBS system has shown a great advantage in determining trace elements from interfering elemental constituents in land sample matrixes. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier en_UK
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ *
dc.subject Emission Line en_UK
dc.subject Spectral Signal en_UK
dc.subject Image Intensifier en_UK
dc.subject Spectral Interference en_UK
dc.subject Tomato Leave en_UK
dc.title Elemental analysis in environmental land samples by stand-off laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK
dc.identifier.cris 3229486


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