The following is an abstract for the selected article. A PDF download of the full text of this article is available here. Members may download full texts at no charge. Non-members may be charged a small fee for certain articles.
Trace Element Analysis in Water by the Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Technique
Volume 51, Number 8 (Aug. 1997) Page 1102-1105
Arca, G.; Ciucci, A.; Palleschi, V.; Rastelli, S.; Tognoni, E.
In this paper, results are presented showing the feasibility of the laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technique as a fast and sensitive analytic tool for quantitative measurement of trace elements in water. Many ionic elements were detected; the system linearity was tested by analyzing water samples containing known concentration of Mg and Ca, whereas Cr-polluted samples were exploited to test the system sensitivity limit to impurities.