Research

Fieldable chemical analysis

Fieldable chemical analysis

The UMALASERLAB specializes in the development of fieldable instrumentation. A large number of measurement campaigns have been completed in scenarios such a desert, seashore, urban…

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Analytical spectroscopy of solids using femtosecond lasers

Analytical spectroscopy of solids using femtosecond lasers

This research project will face fundamental and applied studies with the aim of better understanding laser-matter interaction processes in condensed phase using femtosecond lasers in…

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Applications of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy in Cultural Heritage

Applications of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy in Cultural Heritage

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is explored as an analytical tool for the characterization of samples of interest in archaeology and architectural heritage. The minimally destructive…

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Materials analysis using secondary ionization mass spectrometry

Materials analysis using secondary ionization mass spectrometry

Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) has a lateral resolution in the range of 50-100 microns and roughing rates averaging 2 nm/minute. These capabilities permit performing…

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Oceanic spectroscopy. The last frontier in LIBS analysis

Oceanic spectroscopy. The last frontier in LIBS analysis

The UMA Laser Laboratory is pioneering the development of one of the most demanding applications of LIBS in Cultural Heritage: establishing the atomic composition of…

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Laser-ionization mass spectrometry. Principles and applications in materials characterization

Laser-ionization mass spectrometry. Principles and applications in materials characterization

Laser ionization mass spetrometry (LIMS) exhibits a lateral resolution comprissed between 150 and 500 micrometers and roughing rates which range between 10 and 100 nm/pulse….

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LIBS analysis of processes and products in the steel industry

LIBS analysis of processes and products in the steel industry

Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) can be applied to real-world scenarios in which it is necessary to characterize and classify on-line samples of industrial interest….

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Laser-based advanced sensors for early detection of CBRNE threats

Laser-based advanced sensors for early detection of CBRNE threats

The development of remote sensors using LIBS offers the ability to detect traces of explosives at significant distances from the target, while the portability of…

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