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Analysis of planetary analogue materials by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

Pavlov, S. G. and Hübers, H.-W. and Schröder, S. and Rauschenbach, I. and Jessberger, E. K. (2009) Analysis of planetary analogue materials by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. 4th European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC), 13-18 Sept 2009, Potsdam, Germany.

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Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is a promising tool for elemental chemical analysis in planetary science, because it allows real-time and fast in-situ determination of the elemental composition of materials down to minute concentrations. The technique requires no special preparation of samples, can provide high lateral resolution (as low as several tenths μm), depth profiling (down to mm) and, therefore, is not disturbed by dust layers. Miniaturized LIBS instruments are currently considered for the next NASA (Mars Science Laboratory) and ESA (ExoMars) missions to Mars, as well as studied for the international Europa Lander Mission. Here we present the LIBS laboratory facility at the German Aerospace Center in Berlin for the chemical elemental analysis under simulated planetary (Mars, Europa) conditions. The main purpose of the system is the study of the LIBS capability for in-situ spectroscopy for diverse planetary missions as well as the development of a LIBS spectral database under simulated planetary conditions for planetary analogue materials.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Analysis of planetary analogue materials by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Rauschenbach, I.Institut für Planetologie, Münster
Jessberger, E. K.Institut für Planetologie, Münster
Number of Pages:2
Keywords:planetary analogue materials laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
Event Title:4th European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC)
Event Location:Potsdam, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:13-18 Sept 2009
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Insitu Science (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Terahertz and Infrared Sensors
Deposited By: Dr. Sergey Pavlov
Deposited On:05 Jan 2010 21:09
Last Modified:15 Jan 2010 02:33

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