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8th EMSLIBS Conference at JKU Linz in September 2015

[2015-06-03] 8th EMSLIBS Conference at JKU Linz in September 2015 ...  more of 8th EMSLIBS Conference at JKU Linz in September 2015 (Titel)

Poster Award

[2013-09-24] Poster Award at EMSLIBS 2013 for Philipp Kolmhofer ...  more of Poster Award (Titel)

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Laser-assisted techniques are increasingly employed in industry for both the characterization and processing of materials. The application of such techniques requires control over various physical and chemical processes. The process control becomes complex if different laser-matter interaction mechanisms are involved, for instance mechanisms that are based on non-thermal and non-linear effects. A further complication arises for materials of composite structure, multi-element stoichiometry or multi-phase nature. For such classes of materials (e.g. industrial and municipal waste and most industrial by-products) the laser - matter interaction is not sufficiently investigated and additional mechanisms, e.g. due to impurity-related and matrix-related effects, are involved.

The Christian Doppler Laboratory for “Laser - Assisted Diagnostics” (LAD) is located at the Institute of Applied Physics of the Johannes-Kepler-University Linz. The CD-laboratory concentrates on fundamental research of laser-assisted processes for materials diagnostics and on the development and application of advanced methods for quantitative compositional analysis of composite materials. Laser-plasma based methods, for example laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, and complimentary diagnostic tools, for example infra-red fingerprint spectroscopy and high-resolution atomic absorption spectroscopy, are employed for materials analysis.

The scientific aim of the CD laboratory LAD is the investigation and clarification of the complex physical / chemical interaction mechanisms of laser light with multi-element / multi-phase materials. The technological aim is the development of a novel laser-assisted diagnostic tool for quantitative elemental analysis and the application of this tool for in-line monitoring of composite materials. The added-values of the CD laboratory LAD include the development of sensitive analyzer systems, the development of human capital, the strengthening of scientific expertise, and the transfer of knowledge between industrial companies and research institute.