Our Laboratory

The Laboratory of Laser spectroscopy is a part of the research program Materials Characterization and Advanced Coatings (RG1-6) at the Central European Institute of Technology Brno University of Technology (CEITEC BUT).

Our field of study is Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS). We follow up with the 20 years of tradition in the interdisciplinary research and development, combining engineering, analytical chemistry, statistics and now even biology. Our long-term commitment is encouraged by the high-quality and motivating environment of CEITEC where we have the opportunity to carry out our specific research. Our common goal is to provide researchers with the high-end state-of-the-art instrumentation.

Our primary research aims at providing the elemental analysis of investigated samples. This elemental analysis is is mainly used in the elemental mapping enabling a valuable perspective in the understanding of the material itself, ranging from geological to biological samples.

AtomTrace a.s. company

In 2014, the first start-up company from CEITEC BUT was established under the name AtomTrace a.s.. It rose from the group of Laser spectroscopy and it focuses on the commercialization of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy and its transfer to industry. We work closely with the AtomTrace a.s. in order to increase our capacity to bring new cutting edge innovations and to develop the state-of-the-art instrumentation. 

Cooperation with other research groups

Our research topics cover many interdisciplinary fields, which demands an intense cooperation. Therefore, we closely cooperate on common research projects with other research groups in the CEITEC facility, including both engineering and biological sciences. From the long-term perspective, we aim at delivering groundbreaking in the bioengineering.

Naturally, we cooperate with other research groups of the RG1-6 at CEITEC BUT, namely Computed Tomography and Advanced Coatings. We have already published several impacted articles together and we are involved in various research projects. The most prominent cooperation, from the analytical point of view, is with the group of Computed Tomography. The joint utilization of spectroscopic and tomographic techniques enables a very complex investigation (chemical and structural) of a sample. More information may be found here.

At CEITEC MU (Masaryk University) we cooperate with the research group originally based at the department of chemistry. This cooperation helps us to acquire additional reference and complementary analyses to LIBS.

Our services

Our research laboratory is a part of the CEITEC NANO and CEITEC core facility. Thus, we can offer the spectroscopic instrumentation for other researchers as well as for representatives of the public sector. Find out more about our services here.