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Compact setup for standoff laser induced breakdown spectroscopy of radioactive material

Gebert, Florian and Pargmann, Carsten and Duschek, Frank (2019) Compact setup for standoff laser induced breakdown spectroscopy of radioactive material. IW CBRNe 2018: Countering radiological and nuclear threats, 08. Nov. 2018, Rom, Italien.

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Abstract

Radioactive materials present a major threat and can cause severe direct and long term injuries to humans as experienced i.e. in the Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear plant catastrophes. Furthermore, intended use of radiological dispersal devices may spread radioactive materials over large areas. Detecting these hazards and investigating the status of contaminated areas a remote standoff determination of nuclear fission products would serve as a helpful tool for first responders and damage control teams. Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) offers a unique possibility for the identification of nuclear fission products and can be able to distinguish different isotopes of the same species. Within this scope and based on experiences with a high power / long distance (> 100 m) LIBS setup a compact and low power setup is presented. The compactness allows for handheld operation as well as mounted on a small robot or on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) an advanced setup could be controlled remotely and would be able to safely determine radioactive materials.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/126909/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Compact setup for standoff laser induced breakdown spectroscopy of radioactive material
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Gebert, Florianflorian.gebert (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4009-549X
Pargmann, CarstenCarsten.Pargmann (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3688-6360
Duschek, FrankFrank.Duschek (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1809-0257
Date:January 2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:radioctive materials, Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)
Event Title:IW CBRNe 2018: Countering radiological and nuclear threats
Event Location:Rom, Italien
Event Type:Workshop
Event Dates:08. Nov. 2018
Organizer:IW CBRNe 2018 Local Organizing Committee
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Optische Fernerkundung für sicherheitsrelevante Anwendungen
Location: Lampoldshausen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Technical Physics > Atmospheric Propagation and Effect
Deposited By: Gebert, Florian
Deposited On:26 Mar 2019 11:47
Last Modified:24 Jan 2020 11:17

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