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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: C70–C74

Investigation of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of a liquid jet

Yuan Feng, Jiajun Yang, Jianmei Fan, Guanxin Yao, Xuehan Ji, Xianyi Zhang, Xianfeng Zheng, and Zhifeng Cui  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 13, pp. C70-C74 (2010)

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We investigate the feasibility of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for determination of heavy metal Pb in a Pb ( NO 3 ) 2 aqueous solution by using a simple homemade vertical jet device and nanosecond laser pulses. Key experimental parameters that affect the analytical performance, such as delay of the time of observation, laser pulse energy, and liquid flow rate are optimized for the best limit of detection (LOD). The LOD was determined using Pb I emission at 405.781 nm , and after optimization, the 3 σ LOD was found to be at the level of 60 ppm .

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OCIS Codes
(120.1880) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Detection
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown
(300.6365) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser induced breakdown

Original Manuscript: September 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2010
Published: March 1, 2010

Yuan Feng, Jiajun Yang, Jianmei Fan, Guanxin Yao, Xuehan Ji, Xianyi Zhang, Xianfeng Zheng, and Zhifeng Cui, "Investigation of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of a liquid jet," Appl. Opt. 49, C70-C74 (2010)

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