Skip to Content
Find More Like This
Return to Search

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for specimen analysis

United States Patent

August 15, 2006
View the Complete Patent at the US Patent & Trademark Office
The present invention is directed to an apparatus, a system and a method for detecting the presence or absence of trace elements in a biological sample using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy. The trace elements are used to develop a signature profile which is analyzed directly or compared with the known profile of a standard. In one aspect of the invention, the apparatus, system and method are used to detect malignant cancer cells in vivo.
Kumar; Akshaya (Starkville, MS), Yu-Yueh; Fang (Starkville, MS), Burgess; Shane C. (Starkville, MS), Singh; Jagdish P. (Starkville, MS)
Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
10/ 662,347
September 16, 2003
This invention was made with Government support under DE-FC26-98FT40395 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government may have certain rights in the invention.