María P Mateo

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In previous studies, the potential of a microline imaging arrangement for surface characterization of solid samples in air at atmospheric pressure using laser-induced plasma spectrometry (LIPS) has been demonstrated. An improvement of this approach to obtain a uniform ablation along the microline focus that leads to a representative spatial distribution of(More)
A comparative study was made of the structures of the preantennal region of nine species of Damalinia Mjöberg, 1910 (Phthiraptera: Trichodectidae). Variability in the form of the head, ventral carina, pulvinus, mandibles, and labrum was observed by light and scanning electron microscopy. According to previous studies, the form of the head is possibly(More)
An automated line imaging arrangement for two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) generation of chemical maps of inclusions in stainless steel by laser-induced plasma spectrometry (LIPS) is presented. The plasma was generated in air at atmospheric pressure by focusing a flat-top Nd:YAG laser beam operating at 532 nm to a microline on the sample(More)
The viability of near-infrared femtosecond laser ablation (fs-LA) inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS) for the in-depth analysis of polymer coatings over galvanized steel substrates has been studied. A good depth resolution was obtained modifying the femtosecond Gaussian beam to a flat-top beam by using a liquid-crystal display. In order to(More)
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) has been used to identify the differences or similarities between crude oil and fuel residues. Firstly, a man portable LIBS analyzer was used for the on-site environmental control and analysis of the oil spill from The Prestige. An exhaustive analysis of crude oil and oil spill residues (collected during the field(More)
The performance features of line-focused laser ablation for the characterization of interfaces in layered materials by laser-induced plasma spectrometry (LIPS) have been compared with the point-focusing method in terms of signal precision, signal-to-noise ratio, ablation rates, and surface sensitivity. In both optical configurations a pulsed Nd:YAG laser(More)
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