Abstract

The effect of various parameters on the accuracy of the laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) data taken from pellet samples has been investigated. The dependence of the standard deviation of the LIBS data on the amount and nature of the binder used, pressure used to press the powder into a pellet, and the position of the focal spot on the pellet has been investigated. Pellets made from industrially important materials such as silica, alumina, and lime with polyvinyl alcohol, sucrose, and starch as binders have been studied. The results thus obtained are tested by preparation of the calibration curves for Si, Fe, and B in the pellets made from the powder glass batch used as a surrogate for the batch employed for the vitrification of radioactive waste.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Glass-batch composition monitoring by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

Bansi Lal, Fang-Yu Yueh, and Jagdish P. Singh
Appl. Opt. 44(18) 3668-3674 (2005)

Application of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for total carbon quantification in soil samples

Krishna K. Ayyalasomayajula, Fang Yu-Yueh, Jagdish P. Singh, Dustin L. McIntyre, and Jinesh Jain
Appl. Opt. 51(7) B149-B154 (2012)

Elemental analysis of slurry samples with laser induced breakdown spectroscopy

Kemal E. Eseller, Markandey M. Tripathi, Fang-Yu Yueh, and Jagdish P. Singh
Appl. Opt. 49(13) C21-C26 (2010)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription