Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)

LIBS technique enables the fast and even in situ and stand-off elemental analysis of solid, liquid or gaseous samples from various scientific and industrial areas:

  • Clinical research (detection of nanoparticles and heavy metals in organs)
  • Foundry and metallurgy (detection of C, S, P, fast on-line quality control)
  • Automotive (characterization of thin surface coatings, selective detection of elements in materials layers)
  • Mining and extraterrestrial research (rock identification, quantification of trace elements)
  • Agriculture and environmental diagnostics (detection of fertilizers and toxicity contamination)
  • Archaeology, forensics (e.g. braking track detection), civil engineering, etc.

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A brief description of LIBS method published by our group can be found elsewhere, in either 
CZ or EN version.

Academic cooperation

Austria - Technical University Wien - Dr. Andreas Limbeck

Finland - University of Jyväskylä - Dr. Saara Kaski

France - University of Lyon - Dr. Vincent Motto-Ros

Germany - Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing - Dr. Igor B. Gornushkin

Italy - University of Bari - prof. Alessandro De Giacomo

Spain - University of Malaga - prof. Javier Laserna

USA - University of Florida - Dr. David W. Hahn

USA - University of Massachusetts - prof. Nourredine Melikechi

PhD positions

We accept PhD students to pursue their project in basic and applied research. You can find tentative topics in the PhD school at CEITEC.

Currently opened projects:

  • Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy in clinical research
  • Lowering the detection limits of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy technique via innovative approaches
  • Advanced laser ablation based analytical techniques for high-resolution mapping
  • Analysis using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy method in vacuum