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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2003
  • pp: 6133–6137

Application of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy technique to hair tissue mineral analysis

Michela Corsi, Gabriele Cristoforetti, Montserrat Hidalgo, Stefano Legnaioli, Vincenzo Palleschi, Azenio Salvetti, Elisabetta Tognoni, and Chiara Vallebona  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 30, pp. 6133-6137 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.42.006133


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Abstract

The concentration of the main minerals present in human hair is measured on several subjects by Calibration-Free Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (CF-LIBS) and compared with the results obtained through a commercial analytical laboratory. The possibility of using CF-LIBS for mineral analysis in hair is discussed, as well as its feasibility for the fast and inexpensive determination of the occurrence of heavy-metal poisoning in hair.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: February 10, 2003
Revised Manuscript: July 3, 2003
Published: October 20, 2003

Citation
Michela Corsi, Gabriele Cristoforetti, Montserrat Hidalgo, Stefano Legnaioli, Vincenzo Palleschi, Azenio Salvetti, Elisabetta Tognoni, and Chiara Vallebona, "Application of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy technique to hair tissue mineral analysis," Appl. Opt. 42, 6133-6137 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-42-30-6133


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