Military Applications of LIBS

Military Applications of LIBS

Man-portable LIBS (MP-LIBS)

  • DeLucia Jr., F. C., A. C. Samuels, et al. (2005). "Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS): a promising versatile chemical sensor technology for hazardous material detection." IEEE Sensors Journal 5(4): 681-689.
  • Harmon, R. S., F. C. De Lucia, et al. (2005). "Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS): an emerging field-portable sensor technology for real-time chemical analysis for military, security and environmental applications." Proc. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 5994(Chemical and Biological Sensors for Industrial and Environmental Security): 59940K.
  • Harmon, R.S., F.C. De Lucia Jr., et al. (2004). The Use of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy to Discriminate between Landmines and Other Objects, 24th Army Science Conference Proceedings.
  • Wainner, R.T., R.S. Harmon, et al. (2001). "Analysis of environmental lead contamination: comparison of LIBS field and laboratory instruments." Spectrochim. Acta, Part B 56(6): 777-793.

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Suitcase LIBS (Lab-in-Field)

  • Harmon, R.S., F.C.De Lucia, et al. (2005). "Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) - an emerging field-portable sensor technology for real-time, in-situ geochemical and environmental analysis." Geochemistry-Exploration Environment Analysis 5(1): 21-28.
  • Galbacs, G., V. Budavari, et al. (2005). "Multi-pulse laser-induced plasma spectroscopy using a single laser source and a compact spectrometer." J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 20(9): 974-980.
  • Moskal, T.M. and D.W. Hahn (2002). "On-line sorting of wood treated with chromated copper arsenate using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy." Appl. Spectrosc. 56(10): 1337-1344.
  • Hauser, W., H. Geckeis, et al. (2002). "A mobile laser-induced breakdown detection system and its application for the in situ-monitoring of colloid migration." Colloids Surf. A 203(1-3): 37-45.
  • Duan, Y.X., Y.X. Su, et al. (2000). "A field portable plasma source monitor for real-time air particulate monitoring." Anal. Chem. 72(7): 1672-1679.
  • Zikratov, G., R. Vasudev, et al. (1999). "Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy of hafnium doped vitrified glass." Glass Technol. 40(3): 84-88.
  • Castle, B.C., A.K. Knight, et al. (1998). "Battery powered laser-induced plasma spectrometer for elemental determinations." J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 13(7): 589-595.
  • Singh, J.P., F.Y. Yueh, et al. (1997). "Study of laser induced breakdown spectroscopy as a process monitor and control tool for hazardous waste remediation." Process Control Qual. 10(3): 247-258.
  • Yamamoto, K.Y., D.A. Cremers, et al. (1996). "Detection of metals in the environment using a portable laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy instrument." Appl. Spectrosc. 50(2): 222-233.
  • Cremers, D.A., M.J. Ferris, et al. (1996). "Transportable laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) instrument for field-based soil analysis." Proc. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 2835(Advanced Technologies for Environmental Monitoring and Remediation): 190.
  • Cremers, D.A., M.J. Ferris, et al. (1995). "Remote elemental analysis using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy." Proc. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 2385(Advanced Optical Methods for Ultrasensitive Detection): 28.

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Fiber Optic LIBS

  • Mosier-Boss, P.A. and S.H. Lieberman (2005). "Detection of Lead Derived from Automotive Scrap Residue Using a Direct Push Fiber-Optic Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Metal Sensor." Appl. Spectrosc. 59(12): 1445-1456.
  • Mosier-Boss, P.A., S.H. Lieberman, et al. (2002). "Field Demonstrations of a Direct Push FO-LIBS Metal Sensor." Environ. Sci. Technol. 36: 3968-3976.
  • Rai, A.K., H.S. Zhang, et al. (2001). "Parametric study of a fiber-optic laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy probe for analysis of aluminum alloys." Spectrochim. Acta, Part B 56(12): 2371-2383.
  • Whitehouse, A.I., J. Young, et al. (2001). "Remote material analysis of nuclear power station steam generator tubes by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy." Spectrochim. Acta, Part B 56(6): 821-830.
  • Theriault, G.A., P.A. Mosier-Boss, et al. (1999). "Application of LIBS to in-situ assessment of metal-contaminated soils." Proc. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 3535(Advanced Sensors and Monitors for Process Industries and the Environment): 141.
  • Stratis, D.N., K.L. Eland, et al. (1999). "Characterization of laser-induced plasmas for fiber-optic probes." Proc. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 3534(Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Technologies): 592-600.
  • Eland, K.L., D.N. Stratis, et al. (1999). "Development of a dual-pulse fiber optic LIBS probe for in-situ elemental analyses." Proc. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 3853(Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Technologies II): 288-294.
  • Marquardt, B.J., D.N. Stratis, et al. (1998). "Novel probe for laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and Raman measurements using an imaging optical fiber." Appl. Spectrosc. 52(9): 1148-1153.
  • Samek, O., M. Liska, et al. (1998). "Analysis of liquid samples using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy." Proc. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 3504(Optical Remote Sensing for Industry and Environmental Monitoring): 299.
  • Marquardt, B.J., B.M. Cullum, et al. (1997). "Fiber optic probe for determining heavy metals in solids based on laser-induced plasmas." Proc. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 3105(Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Fiber Sensors IX): 203.
  • Barbini, R., F. Colao, et al. (1997). "Semi-quantitative time resolved LIBS measurements." Appl. Phys. B 65(1): 101-107.
  • Marquardt, B.J., S.R. Goode, et al. (1996). "In situ determination of lead in paint by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using a fiber-optic probe." Anal. Chem. 68(6): 977-981.
  • Theriault, G.A. and S.H. Lieberman (1996). "Field deployment of a LIBS probe for rapid delineation of metals in soils." Proc. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 2835(Advanced Technologies for Environmental Monitoring and Remediation): 83.
  • Saggese, S.J. and R.A. Greenwell (1996). "LIBS fiber optic sensor for subsurface heavy metals detection." Proc. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 2836(Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors VIII): 195.
  • Theriault, G.A. and S.H. Lieberman (1995). "Remote in-situ detection of heavy metal contamination in soils using a fiber optic laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (FOLIBS) system." Proc. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 2504(Environmental Monitoring and Hazardous Waste Site Remediation): 75.
  • Davies, C.M., H.H. Telle, et al. (1995). "Quantitative-analysis using remote laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)." Spectrochim. Acta, Part B 50(9): 1059-1075.

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Robotic LIBS

  • Stoker, C.R., T.L. Roush, et al. (2002). "Two dogs, new tricks: A two-rover mission simulation using K9 and FIDO at Black Rock Summit, Nevada." J. Geophys. Res. Planets 107(E11): 8009.
  • Wiens, R.C., R.E. Arvidson, et al. (2002). "Combined remote mineralogical and elemental identification from rovers: Field and laboratory tests using reflectance and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy." J. Geophys. Res. Planets 107(E11): 8004.

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Underwater LIBS

  • Lawrence-Snyder, M., J. Scaffidi, et al. (2007). "Sequential-pulse laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of high-pressure bulk aqueous solutions." Appl. Spectrosc. 61(2): 171.
  • Lawrence-Snyder, M., J. Scaffidi, et al. (2006). "Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of high-pressure bulk aqueous solutions." Appl. Spectrosc. 60(7): 786.
  • Lazic, V., F. Colao, et al. (2005). "Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy in water: Improvement of the detection threshold by signal processing." Spectrochim. Acta, Part B 60(7-8): 1002.
  • Lazic, V., F. Colao, et al. (2005). "Recognition of archeological materials underwater by laser induced breakdown spectroscopy." Spectrochim. Acta, Part B 60(7-8): 1014.
  • De Giacomo, A., M. Dell'Aglio, et al. (2005). "Double-pulse LIBS in bulk water and on submerged bronze samples." Appl. Surf. Sci. 247(1-4): 157-162.
  • De Giacomo, A., M. Dell'Aglio, et al. (2004). "Double pulse laser produced plasma on metallic target in seawater: basic aspects and analytical approach." Spectrochim. Acta, Part B 59(9): 1431-1438.
  • De Giacomo, A., M. Dell'Aglio, et al. (2004). "Single Pulse-Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy in aqueous solution." Appl. Phys. A 79(4-6): 1035-1038.
  • Boudjemai, S., T. Gasmi, et al. (2004). "Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy in water." J. Appl. Sci. Environ. Mgt. 8(1): 13-15.
  • Pearman, W., J. Scaffidi, et al. (2003). "Dual-pulse laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy in bulk aqueous solution with an orthogonal beam geometry." Appl. Opt. 42(30): 6085-6093.
  • Golik, S.S., O.A. Bukin, et al. (2003). "Investigation of marine water quality and monitoring phytoplankton by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy." Proc. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 5149(Laser Applications in Medicine, Biology, and Environmental Science): 223.
  • Pearman, W.F., J. Scaffidi, et al. (2002). "Trace metal analysis in bulk aqueous solution using nanosecond dual pulse laser induced breakdown spectroscopy." Trends in Optics and Photonics 81(Laser Induced Plasma Spectroscopy and Applications): 218-220.
  • Barbini, R., F. Colao, et al. (2002). "On board LIBS analysis of marine sediments collected during the XVI Italian campaign in Antarctica." Spectrochim. Acta, Part B 57(7): 1203.
  • Charfi, B. and M.A. Harith (2002). "Panoramic laser-induced breakdown spectrometry of water." Spectrochim. Acta, Part B 57(7): 1141-1153.
  • Beddows, D.C.S., O. Samek, et al. (2002). "Single-pulse laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of samples submerged in water using a single-fibre light delivery system." Spectrochim. Acta, Part B 57(9): 1461-1471.
  • Fichet, P., P. Mauchien, et al. (2001). "Quantitative elemental determination in water and oil by laser induced breakdown spectroscopy." Anal. Chim. Acta 429(2): 269-278.
  • D'Angelo, C., J. Gomba, et al. (1999). "Trace element analysis in water by LIBS technique." Proc. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 3572(3rd Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 6th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications): 534.
  • Vander Wal, R.L., T.M. Ticich, et al. (1999). "Trace metal detection by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy." Appl. Spectrosc. 53(10): 1226-1236.
  • Pichahchy, A.E., D.A. Cremers, et al. (1997). "Elemental analysis of metals under water using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy." Spectrochim. Acta, Part B 52(1): 25-39.
  • Arca, G., A. Ciucci, et al. (1997). "Trace element analysis in water by the laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy technique." Appl. Spectrosc. 51(8): 1102-1105.
  • Cremers, D. A., L. J. Radziemski, et al. (1984). "Spectrochemical Analysis Of Liquids Using The Laser Spark." Appl. Spectrosc. 38(5): 721-729.

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De-mining

  • Harmon, R.S., F.C. DeLucia, et al. (2006). "LIBS for landmine detection and discrimination." Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 385(6): 1140-1148.
  • Harmon, R.S., F.C. DeLucia, et al. (2005). "Discrimination and identification of plastic landmine casings by single-shot broadband LIBS." Proc. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 5794(Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets X): 92.
  • Harmon, R.S., F.C. De Lucia, et al. (2005). "Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS): an emerging field-portable sensor technology for real-time chemical analysis for military, security and environmental applications." Proc. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 5994(Chemical and Biological Sensors for Industrial and Environmental Security): 59940K.
  • DeLucia Jr., F.C., A.C. Samuels, et al. (2005). "Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS): a promising versatile chemical sensor technology for hazardous material detection." IEEE Sensors Journal 5(4): 681-689.
  • Harmon, R.S., F.C. De Lucia Jr., et al. (2004). The Use of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy to Discriminate between Landmines and Other Objects, 24th Army Science Conference Proceedings.
  • Harmon, R.S., F.C. De Lucia, et al. (2003). "LIBS: a new versatile field-deployable real-time detector system with potential for landmine detection." Proc. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 5089(Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VIII): 1065.

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Standoff LIBS

  • Palanco, S., C. Lopez-Moreno, et al. (2006). "Design, construction and assessment of a field-deployable laser-induced breakdown spectrometer for remote elemental sensing." Spectrochim. Acta, Part B 61: 88-95.
  • Lopez-Moreno, C., S. Palanco, et al. (2006). "Test of a stand-off laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy sensor for the detection of explosive residues on solid surfaces." J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 21(1): 55-60.
  • Wiens, R.C., S.K. Sharma, et al. (2005). "Joint analyses by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) and Raman spectroscopy at stand-off distances." Spectrochim. Acta, Part A 61(10): 2324-2334.
  • Lopez-Moreno, C., S. Palanco, et al. (2005). "Calibration transfer method for the quantitative analysis of high-temperature materials with stand-off laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy." J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 20(11): 1275-1279.
  • Grönlund, R., M. Lundqvist, et al. (2005). "Remote imaging laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and remote cultural heritage ablative cleaning." Opt. Lett. 30(21): 2882-2884.
  • Salle, B., J.L. Lacour, et al. (2004). "Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for Mars surface analysis: capabilities at stand-off distances and detection of chlorine and sulfur elements." Spectrochim. Acta, Part B 59(9): 1413-1422.
  • Palanco, S., S. Conesa, et al. (2004). "Analytical control of liquid steel in an induction melting furnace using a remote laser induced plasma spectrometer." J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 19(4): 462-467.
  • Palanco, S. and J. Laserna (2004). "Remote sensing instrument for solid samples based on open-path atomic emission spectrometry." Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75: 2068-2074.
  • Lopez-Moreno, C., S. Palanco, et al. (2004). "Remote laser-induced plasma spectrometry for elemental analysis of samples of environmental interest." J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 19(11): 1479-1484.
  • Cremers, D.A. (1987). "The Analysis of Metals at a Distance Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy." Appl. Spectrosc. 41(4): 572-578.

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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2010