Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometer (LIBS)


Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometer (LIBS)
Applied Spectra

A rapid chemical analysis technology that uses a short laser pulse to create a micro-plasma on the sample surface.
•    Sample preparation-free measurement experience
•    Broad elemental coverage, including lighter elements, such as H, Be, Li, C, N, O, Na, and Mg
•    Element mapping and depth profiling
•    Ability to scan core sections up to 25cm in length
•    Thin-sample analysis

Spot size 10 um up to 100 um
266 Nd:YAG laser
Purge gas control Ar and He
Univariate and multivariate calibration


Research Facility

Applied Mineralogy Lab
College of the North Atlantic
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

 Multi-disciplinary research in innovative mineral exploration techniques as well as improving on existing methods. The laboratory has the capability to undertake non-destructive chemical testing.

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Agriculture, Animal Science and Food
  • Chemical Industries
  • Clean Technology
  • Energy (Renewable and Fossil)
  • Environmental Technologies and Related Services
  • Mining, Minerals and Metals

Industry Liaison Officer

Kay Graham
Innovation Officer


Kay Graham Primary Contact
Innovation Officer
Gary Thompson
Research Chair

Date submitted: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 3:19 PM
Date updated: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 5:18 PM

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