Workshop on Tandem LIBS/LA-ICP-MS at BAM

November 18th to 19th, 2019, at Berlin-Adlershof

LIBS and LA-ICP-MS are well established techniques for surface analysis. Although these techniques have lasers in common, they evolved
separately. The recent merge of both analytical techniques by tandem instruments combined by chemometrics opens new horizons on the analysis of materials.
The BAM together with the German Working Group for Analytical Spectroscopy (DAAS) and Applied Spectra Inc., organize the first workshop
on tandem LIBS/LA-ICP-MS in Europe to bring into dialogue experts of both techniques (optical and mass spectrometry) to share their experiences and
common issues for an efficient tandem analysis.

Location and Address

Lectures and instruments demonstration will take place at the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM) in Berlin-Adlershof.


Richard-Willstätter-Straße 11, 12489 Berlin, Germany

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Content of the Workshop

Lectures on fundamentals and applications of LIBS and LA-ICP-MS combined with group demonstrations of instruments and software.

− plasma fundamentals
− instrumentation and tandem concept
− applications on the analysis of polymers, construction materials, and geological and biological samples

Target groups
This workshop aims at scientists and users of all levels of LIBS and LA-ICP-MS instruments with interest in advanced tandem instrumentation.

Monday, November 18th
08:00 Registration
09:00 Welcome
09:15 Lectures
10:45 Coffee break
11:15 Lectures
12:45 Lunch
14:00 Lab demos
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Panel discussion
17:00 Get together

Workshop Speakers

Dr. Jhanis Gonzalez from Applied Spectra

Invited Speakers

Johanna Irrgeher – University of Leoben, Austria
Andreas Limbeck – TU Vienna, Austria
Daniel Frick – GFZ, Potsdam
Susanne Schröder – DLR, Berlin
Heike Traub – BAM
Igor Gornushkin – BAM
Gerd Wilsch – BAM