Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Stanley M. Angel
Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is an atomic emission technique that uses a pulse laser to ablate a sample and form a plasma. Atomic emissions from the plasma provide unique elemental characteristics regarding the composition of the sample. The technique produces valuable qualitative results, but the accuracy of quantitative analyses is hindered by spectral line broadening mechanisms and laser pulse reproducibility, among other factors. The Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer (SHS) is a high-resolution spectrometer with very high light throughput, and its use to LIBS is currently limited to two peer-reviewed publications. In the following work a high resolution SHS is developed and explored for LIBS measurements of isotopes.
A. Dudley, K.(2018). Development of a High-Resolution Spatial Heterodyne Libs Spectrometer. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/4495