Short course


This short course is intended to provide an overview of fundamentals, analysis modes, applications and future direction of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)

Part 1: Basic physics and Instrumentation

  •  Atomic Emission
  •  Laser Ablation
    •  Fundamental aspects of LIBS
    •  Factors that define LIBS characteristics
    •  Basic instrumentation for LIBS measurements

Part 2: Experimental considerations

  •  Laser ablation modes
    •  Bulk analysis
    •  Micro analysis
    •  Depth profiling
    •  Mapping
  •  Experimental conditions

Part 3: Applications and examples


Jhanis Gonzalez

Dr. Jhanis J. Gonzalez C. obtained his PhD degree in Chemistry from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in 2002, after which he spent two years as a post-doc researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA). Since 2004 he is a Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley. CA. USA. and the Applications Lab Director, Applied Spectra, Inc. Fremont. CA. USA.

His research focuses on understanding mechanisms of laser-material interactions (ablation) using nanosecond and femtosecond pulsed lasers and their impacts on LIBS and all platforms of ICP-MS systems. He also is involved in the development of analytical methods for applications in energy, environmental, geochemistry, biological and metallurgy industries. Dr. Gonzalez has over 50 manuscripts published in peer review journals, more than 40 presentations and invited lectures at national and international conferences.

Kontakt Affiliation Topic
1. Principal Scientific Engineering Associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2. Director of Applications and Lab. Operations at Applied Spectra, Inc




    University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences


    Department of Chemistry


    Division of Analytical Chemistry



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    3430 Tulln a.d. Donau



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