Applied Spectra Scientists Publish LIBS Article in the

Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry, 2nd Edition

FREMONT, Calif. (April 20, 2010) — Applied Spectra, Inc. is pleased to announce that three members of its scientific team co-authored an article entitled “Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy” (LIBS) recently published in the Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry, 2nd Edition. (Elsevier, 2010).

Encyclopedia Spectroscopy SpectrometryAccording to the publisher, “The Second Edition of the Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry pulls key information into a single source for quick access to answers and/or in-depth examination of topics. ’SPEC-2’ covers theory, methods, and applications for researchers, students, and professionals—combining proven techniques and new insights for comprehensive coverage of the field. The content is available in print and online via ScienceDirect, the latter of which offers optimal flexibility, accessibility, and usability through anytime, anywhere access for multiple users and superior search functionality.

“No other work gives analytical and physical (bio)chemists such unprecedented access to the literature. With 30% new content, SPEC-2 maintains the ‘authoritative, balanced coverage’ of the original work while also breaking new ground in spectroscopic research.”

The full reference to the article is: D.M. Wong, A.A. Bol’shakov, R.E. Russo, “Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy”, in Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry, 2nd Edition, (Eds.: J. Lindon, G. Tranter, D. Koppenaal) Academic Press, 2010, pp. 1281-1287. It can be purchased directly from the publisher or Also, copies of the article can be requested from Applied Spectra via email request.

About Applied Spectra

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