Identification of Polymers by Means of LIBS

  • Jesús M. AnzanoEmail author
  • Cristina Bello-Gálvez
  • Roberto J. Lasheras
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 182)


Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is mainly an elemental analysis technique which is applied several fields. However, molecular materials are almost entirely atomized when exposed to intense laser radiation sufficient for breakdown. This limitation has been solved by researchers using statistical tools as chemometric techniques. In this chapter, the authors expose one review about the identification of polymeric materials using LIBS; and particularly, the different chemometric techniques.


Correct Identification Polyethylene Terephthalate Partial Less Square Discriminate Analysis Laser Induce Breakdown Spectroscopy Molecular Band 
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This work was supported by the Department of Science, Technology and University of the Aragon Regional Government and the ESF (group E75) and the University of Zaragoza (proposals #UZ2012-CIE-02 & UZ2009-CIE-01).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jesús M. Anzano
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cristina Bello-Gálvez
    • 1
  • Roberto J. Lasheras
    • 1
  1. 1.Laser Laboratory and Environment, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of SciencesUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

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