Detection of multiple elements in coal samples from Bangladesh by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

A. F.M.Y. Haider, M. A. Rony, R. S. Lubna, K. M. Abedin

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Abstract

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) was used to analyze the coal samples from the Barapukuria coal mine of Bangladesh and coal from eastern India. Besides the major elements carbon and silicon, a number of minor and trace elements, such as iron, titanium, aluminum, calcium, sodium, copper, zirconium, neodymium, ytterbium, cerium, samarium, dysprosium and gadolinium were identified. In earlier work some researchers identified the lines around 279 and 280 nm as due to Mg II rather than Yb III. The reasons for identifying these two lines as due to ytterbium in the present work are explained. The detection of multiple elements in one experiment in a commonly used fuel demonstrated the versatility and multi-elemental capability of LIBS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1405-1410
Number of pages6
JournalOptics and Laser Technology
Volume43
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

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Ytterbium
Bangladesh
Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy
laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
Coal
coal
Dysprosium
Samarium
ytterbium
Cerium
Neodymium
Gadolinium
Trace Elements
Silicon
Titanium
Trace elements
Aluminum
Coal mines
Zirconium
Chemical elements

Keywords

  • Barapukuria coal mine
  • Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
  • Ytterbium

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Detection of multiple elements in coal samples from Bangladesh by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. / Haider, A. F.M.Y.; Rony, M. A.; Lubna, R. S.; Abedin, K. M.

In: Optics and Laser Technology, Vol. 43, No. 8, 11.2011, p. 1405-1410.

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