Central European Institute of Technology in Brno, Czech Republic
Laser ablation of materials is a complex phenomenon and demands a thorough understanding of individual parameters involved in laser-matter interaction processes and dynamics of plasma formation. In my talk, I review good practices in the implementation of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy in various applications. I advise on the optimization analytical methodology and consequent data processing, including recent advantages found in machine learning. Selected applications reflect the state-of-the-art of LIBS developed at the Central European Institute of Technology in Brno, Czech Republic.