Accession Number : ADA546049


Title :   Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 2008-31 Dec 2010


Corporate Author : A3 TECHNOLOGIES LLC ABERDEEN MD


Personal Author(s) : Plumer, John ; Russo, Richard


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a546049.pdf


Report Date : 31 Mar 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 106


Abstract : LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) and Raman Spectroscopy address all five threats (CBRNE) for security and force protection applications. Military and civilian First Responders could utilize LIBS for CB, explosive hazards, suspicious powder, and hazardous spill analysis. Industrial applications include hazardous materials, quality control and process monitoring. Importantly, LIBS can identify innocuous materials on-site and in real-time saving time and money in response to hazardous material spills. A3 Technologies, LLC established LIBS based sensing as a commercial technology; four prototype LIBS based devices (laboratory, Pelicase. hand-held and stand-off ) were developed and evaluated againat 1st responder securities applications, forensic and commercial applications.


Descriptors :   *RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY , *CHEMICAL ANALYSIS , SECURITY , EXPLOSIVES , FIRST RESPONDERS , QUALITY CONTROL , SPILLING , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION , POWDERS , REAL TIME , LASER APPLICATIONS


Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE