Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Analysis of Aerosols

  • Prasoon K. DiwakarEmail author
  • Pramod Kulkarni
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 182)


LIBS has been successfully applied for analysis of variety of samples including solids, liquids, gases and aerosols. In this chapter the focus will be on the application of LIBS for aerosol analysis. LIBS is well suited for aerosol analysis due to the discrete nature of LIBS plasma volume as well as discrete nature of aerosol particles. This unique sampling nature is advantageous as well as challenging at times. During the past decade various research groups have worked on understanding and solving the fundamental and application related issues associated with aerosol analysis using LIBS which has led to better understanding of the processes as well as development of novel LIBS based instruments. In this chapter the discussion will include aerosol sampling physics, novel sampling approaches, figures of merit and matrix effect in aerosol analysis using LIBS.


Plasma Volume Aerosol Particle Aerosol Sampling Conditional Analysis Single Droplet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Nuclear Engineering, Center for Materials Under Extreme Environment, Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.Center for Disease Control and PreventionNational Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthCincinnatiUSA

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