Identificación de polímeros mediante espectroscopia de emisión de plasmas producidos porláser (LIBS)

Translated title of the contribution: Polymer identification using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)

Daniel Díaz, David W. Hahn, Alejandro Molina

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It is expected that in future years humanitarian missions for Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) clearance will be conducted to secure safe transit of people and goods, particularly in Colombian rural areas. Among the technologies that help humanitarian demining missions, laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) has the potential to identify explosives and the materials used in the manufacture of IED casings. In this work a laboratory LIBS system was used to identify and characterize five polymers used in IED casing: polyvinyl chloride, high density polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate, polystyrene and polypropylene. Identification using lineal correlation was possible when polymer spectra were compared with spectra libraries of other samples and at least five single shot spectra were averaged in a spectral window centered at 255 nm.

Translated title of the contributionPolymer identification using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)217-228
Number of pages12
JournalDYNA (Colombia)
Issue number160
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Humanitarian demining
  • Ied
  • Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
  • Libs
  • Polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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