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. The versatility of the laser systems can adapt to the requirements of the steel industry, so that the light emitted by the microplasma generated when a laser beam is impinging on the sample surface can give qualitative information, quantitative information about the piece studied, as well as data on their degree of oxidation, dirt surface, the thickness of coatings, paint, etc. The analysis can be made in plant and high temperature materials.

Materials examined: carbon steel high alloy steels, special steels, steel galvanized steel scrap, raw materials, finished products, bars witness; galvanizing baths.

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