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Laser Induced Spectroscopy

Idaho National Laboratory

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Technology Marketing Summary

INL’s Laser Induced Spectroscopy technology detects and measures the composition of a material or the molecules in the material. It traces the constituents of the material by using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy and laser induced fluorescence under ambient conditions.

The technology measures the decay emission values of the excited absorption state and compares it to decay emission values of samples of known trace constituent composition. The laser is performed at a selected wavelength, and the energy of the laser beam causes a plasma of the micro-specimen to form, which plasma has substantially the same composition as the material. 


Spectroscopic analysis of material can be used in situ to identify levels of contamination in manufacturing, e.g. copper cathodes, aluminum, water, dangerous substances, and other heavy metals.


-        Detects and measures composition, contamination and purity levels of materials.

Applications and IndustriesConstituent, composition, molecules, emission, laserTechnology Status
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