LIBS – Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

is a modern analytical technique which utilizes a laser pulse to fast determine the elemental composition of a sample. It is an effective combination of the laser ablation and the atomic emission spectroscopy.

How LIBS works?


  • Implementation of machine learning algorithms: application of artificial neural networks (including deep learning) to meet the requirements of high nonlinearity in both quantitative and qualitative LIBS analysis;

  • Foundry and metallurgy: detection of C, S, P in steel; fast on-line quality control

  • Mining and extraterrestrial research: rock identification, quantification of trace elements

  • Clinical research: mapping of heavy metals’ distribution in soft and hard tissues, elemental mapping of bone scaffolds

  • Toxicology: influence of nanoparticles contamination on the growth of plants and small organisms - zebra fish embryos

  • Automotive: characterization of thin surfaces; depth profiling - selective detection of elements in material layers

  • Agriculture and environmental diagnostics: detection of fertilizers and toxicity contamination

  • Archeology, forensics (e.g. braking track detection), civil engineering (chlorine degradation of structures), etc.