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23 April 2010
Spectroscopy On-Line podcast: Progress in LIBS
Industry expert Dr. Andrzej Miziolek speaks about the latest developments in the application of spectroscopic techniques to the field of defense and homeland security, with a particular focus on his specialty area, LIBS.

Dr. Andrzej Miziolek
Army Research Lab
Aberdeen, MD
Security and Defense Applications of Spectroscopy

 

Publications

2010

F.C. De Lucia Jr., J.L. Gottfried, Characterization of a series of nitrogen-rich molecules using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, Propellants, Explos. Pyrotech., in press (2010).

Jaime A. Stearns, Sarah E. McElman, and James A. Dodd, Identification of vapor-phase chemical warfare agent simulants and rocket fuels using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, APPLIED OPTICS, Vol. 49, No. 13, 1 May 2010.

 

2009

F. C. De Lucia, Jr., J. L. Gottfried, A. W. Miziolek, Evaluation of femtosecond laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for explosive residue detection, Opt. Express 17, 419 (2009).

R. S. Harmon, J. Remus, N. J. McMillian, C. E. McManus, L. Collins, J. L. Gottfried, F. C. De Lucia, Jr., A. W. Miziolek, LIBS Analysis of Geomaterials: Geochemical Fingerprinting for the Rapid Analysis and Discrimination of Minerals, Appl. Geochem., in press, DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2009.02.009 (2009).

J. L. Gottfried, F. C. De Lucia, Jr., A. W. Miziolek, Discrimination of explosive residues on organic and inorganic substrates using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 24, 288 (2009).

F. C. De Lucia, Jr., J. L. Gottfried, C. A. Munson, and A. W. Miziolek, Current status of standoff laser-induced breakdown security applications at United States Army Research Laboratory, invited review, Spectroscopy, 24(6), 1-7, June (2009).

J. L. Gottfried, F. C. De Lucia, Jr., C. A. Munson, A. W. Miziolek, Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for explosive residue detection: a review of the challenges, recent advances, and future prospects, Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 395, 283 (2009).

J. L. Gottfried, R. S. Harmon, F. C. De Lucia, Jr., A. W. Miziolek, Multivariate analysis of LIBS spectra for geomaterial classification, Spectrochim. Acta, Part B, 64, 1009 (2009).

 

2008

J.L. Gottfried, F.C. De Lucia Jr, C.A. Munson, and A.W. Miziolek, Standoff Detection of Chemical and Biological Threats Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Appl. Spectrosc., 62(4), 353-363 (2008).

J.L. Gottfried, F.C. De Lucia Jr., C.A. Munson, and A.W. Miziolek, Strategies for residue explosives detection using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 23, 205-216 (2008).

C.A. Munson, J.L. Gottfried, F.C. De Lucia Jr, and A. Miziolek, Detection of indoor chemical and biological hazards using the man-portable laser-induced breakdown spectrometer (MP-LIBS), Appl. Opt., 47, G48 (2008).

E. G. Snyder, C. A. Munson, J. L. Gottfried, F. C. De Lucia, Jr., B. Gullet, A. W. Miziolek, Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for the classification of unknown powders, Appl. Opt., 47, G80 (2008).

F.C. De Lucia Jr, J.L. Gottfried, C.A. Munson, and A. Miziolek, Multivariate analysis of standoff laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy spectra for classification of explosive-containing residues, Appl. Opt., 47, G112 (2008).

 

2007

V.I. Babushok, F.C. DeLucia, P.J. Dagdigian, J.L. Gottfried, C.A. Munson, M.J. Nusca, and A.W. Miziolek, Kinetic modeling study of the laser-induced plasma plume of cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine (RDX), Spectrochim. Acta, Part B, 62B(12), 1321-1328 (2007).

F.C. De Lucia Jr., J.L. Gottfried, C.A. Munson, and A.W. Miziolek, Double pulse laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of explosives: Initial study towards improved discrimination, Spectrochim. Acta, Part B, 62(12), 1399-1404 (2007).

J.L. Gottfried, F.C. De Lucia Jr., C.A. Munson, and A.W. Miziolek, Double-Pulse Standoff Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Versatile Hazardous Materials Detection, Spectrochim. Acta, Part B, 62(12), 1405-1411 (2007).

N.J. McMillan, R.S. Harmon, F.C. De Lucia, and A.M. Miziolek, Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy analysis of minerals: Carbonates and silicates, Spectrochim. Acta, Part B, 62B(12), 1528-1536 (2007).

Jonathan Diedrich and Steven J. Rehse, Sunil Palchaudhuri, Escherichia coli identification and strain discrimination using nanosecond laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 90, 163901 (2007)

 

2006

V.I. Babushok, F.C. De Lucia Jr, J.L. Gottfried, C.A. Munson, and A.W. Miziolek, Double pulse laser ablation and plasma: Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy signal enhancement, Spectrochim. Acta, Part B, 61, 999-1014 (2006).

R.S. Harmon, F.C. DeLucia, Jr., A. LaPointe, R.J. Winkel, and A.W. Miziolek, LIBS for landmine detection and discrimination, Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 385(6), 1140-1148 (2006).

R.S. Harmon, F.C. DeLucia, C.E. McManus, N.J. McMillan, T.F. Jenkins, M.E. Walsh, and A.W. Miziolek, Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy- An emerging chemical sensor technology for real-time field-portable, geochemical, mineralogical, and environmental applications, Appl. Geochem., 21(5), 730-747 (2006).

C. Lopez-Moreno, S. Palanco, J. Javier Laserna, F.C. DeLucia, A.W. Miziolek, J. Rose, R.A. Walters, and A.I. Whitehouse, Test of a stand-off laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy sensor for the detection of explosives residues on solid surfaces, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 21(1), 55-60 (2006).

N. McMillan, C. McManus, R. Harmon, F.C. DeLucia, and A.W. Miziolek, Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy analysis of complex silicate minerals-beryl, Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 385(2), 263-271 (2006).

 

2005

V.I. Babushok, F.C. De Lucia Jr, P.J. Dagdigian, and A.W. Miziolek, Experimental and kinetic modeling study of the laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy plume from metallic lead in argon, Spectrochim. Acta, Part B, 60(7-8), 926-934 (2005).

F.C. DeLucia Jr., A.C. Samuels, R.S. Harmon, R.A. Walters, K.L. McNesby, A. LaPointe, R.J. Winkel, and A.W. Miziolek, Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS): a promising versatile chemical sensor technology for hazardous material detection, IEEE Sensors Journal, 5(4), 681-689 (2005).

R.S. Harmon, F.C. De Lucia Jr, A.W. Miziolek, K.L. McNesby, R.A. Walters, and P.D. French, Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) - an emerging field-portable sensor technology for real-time, in-situ geochemical and environmental analysis, Geochemistry-Exploration Environment Analysis, 5(1), 21-28 (2005).

C.A. Munson, F.C. De Lucia Jr, T. Piehler, K.L. McNesby, and A.W. Miziolek, Investigation of statistics strategies for improving the discriminating power of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for chemical and biological warfare agent simulants, Spectrochim. Acta, Part B, 60(7-8), 1217-1224 (2005).

T.N. Piehler, F.C. DeLucia Jr., C.A. Munson, B.E. Homan, A.W. Miziolek, and K.L. McNesby, Temporal evolution of the laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy spectrum of aluminum metal in different bath gases, Appl. Opt., 44(18), 3654-3660 (2005).

 

2004

 

2003

V.I. Babushok, F.C. DeLucia, Jr., P.J. Dagdigian, M.J. Nusca, and A.W. Miziolek, Kinetic modeling of the laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy plume from metallic lead, Appl. Opt., 42(30), 5947-5962 (2003).

F.C. DeLucia Jr., R.S. Harmon, K.L. McNesby, R.J. Winkel, and A.W. Miziolek, Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy analysis of energetic materials, Appl. Opt., 42(30), 6148-6152 (2003).

D.W. Hahn, A.W. Miziolek, and V. Palleschi, Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy: an introduction to the feature issue, Appl. Opt., 42(30), 5937 (2003).

A.C. Samuels, F.C. DeLucia Jr., K.L. McNesby, and A.W. Miziolek, Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of bacterial spores, molds, pollens, and protein: initial studies of discrimination potential, Appl. Opt., 42(30), 6205-6209 (2003).

 

2002

Coleman A. Smith,, Max A. Martinez, D. Kirk Veirsb, David A. Cremers, Pu-239 / Pu-240 isotope ratios determined using high resolution emission spectroscopy in a laser-induced plasma, Spectrochimica Acta Part B 57 (2002) 929-937

 

2001

R.T. Wainner, R.S. Harmon, A.W. Miziolek, K.L. McNesby, and P.D. French, Analysis of environmental lead contamination: comparison of LIBS field and laboratory instruments, Spectrochim. Acta, Part B, 56(6), 777-793 (2001).

A I Whitehouse, J Young, I M Botheroyd, S Lawson, C P Evans, J Wright, Remote material analysis of nuclear power station steam generator tubes by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, Spectrochimica Acta Part B, 56, (2001) 821-830.

 

Earlier publications

J.B. Morris, B.E. Forch, and A.W. Miziolek, A Novel Detector for Gas Chromatography Based on UV Laser-Produced Microplasmas, Appl. Spectrosc., 44, 1040 (1990).

R.J. Locke, J.B. Morris, B.E. Forch, and A.W. Miziolek, Ultraviolet Laser Microplasma-Gas Chromatography Detector: Detection of Species-Specific Fragment Emission, Appl. Opt., 29, 4987 (1990).

J.B. Simeonsson and A.W. Miziolek, Time-resolved emission studies of ArF-laser-produced microplasmas, Appl. Opt., 32(6), 939-947 (1993).

J.B. Simeonsson and A.W. Miziolek, Spectroscopic studies of laser-produced plasmas formed in CO and CO2 using 193, 266, 355, 532 and 1064 nm laser radiation, Appl. Phys. B, 59, 1-9 (1994).

C.K. Williamson, R.G. Daniel, K.L. McNesby, and A.W. Miziolek, Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Real-Time Detection of Halon Alternative Agents, Anal. Chem., 70, 1186-1191 (1998).

E.D. Lancaster, K.L. McNesby, R.G. Daniel, and A.W. Miziolek, Spectroscopic analysis of fire suppressants and refrigerants by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, Appl. Opt., 38(9), 1476-1480 (1999).

 

Books and Book chapters

  1. 1. Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Fundamentals and Applications, A.W. Miziolek, V. Palleschi, and I. Schechter, eds., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2006.
  2. 2. J.P. Singh, F.Y. Yueh, V.N. Rai, R.S. Harmon, S. Beaton, P. French, F.C. DeLucia, Jr., B. Peterson, K.L. McNesby, A.W. Miziolek, 2006, Civilian and Military Environmental Contamination Studies Using LIBS: Chapter 10 in Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (A. Miziolek, V. Palleschi, and I. Schechter, eds.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK: 368-399.
  3. 3. C.A. Munson, J.L. Gottfried, F.C. De Lucia Jr., K.L. McNesby, and A.W. Miziolek, Laser-based Detection Methods of Explosives, Chapter 10 in Counterterrorist Detection Techniques of Explosives, J. Yinon, Editor. 2007, Elsevier: Amsterdam. p. 279-321.