When a short and intense light pulse that is focused onto a sample surface is absorbed by the surface, a small amount of the material can be removed (ablated), vaporized and ionized to finally form a plasma plume that emits light. The light has a characteristic spectral structure relating to the plasma and the sample composition. The ablation abilities and plasma formation after the interaction of the intensive laser pulse with a material surface have been observed very soon after the invention of the laser. This knowledge, combined with optical emission spectroscopy methods, later resulted in a new analytical technique: laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) .
 M. Baudelet, B.W. Smith, The first years of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 28 (2013) 624, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ja50027f.
In the group we focus principally on two main research areas:
- Application of LIBS in ITER project
- Development of the Calibration Free LIBS (CF-LIBS) method
- ILC, Bratislava, Slovensko
- SAV, Bratislava, Slovensko
- VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland
- Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Estonia
- Fusion Department, Ciemat, Madrid, Spain
- Groupe Surfaces and Interfaces, IPCMS, Strasbourg, Cedex, France
- Institut Lumière Matière, Université Lyon 1-CNRS, Cedex, France
prof. RNDr. Pavel Veis , CSc.
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