The 9th International Conference on laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) was held from the 12th to the 16th of September in Chamonix, France. This annual event aims to bring together locals who, through the use of this technology, contribute to the development of science and to the continuous improvement of practices. Under the theme “From plasma lasers to analysis”, this served as an opportunity for them to share their expertise and their knowledge with researchers, scientists, students, and innovative companies from all over the world.
The National Research Council Canada (NRCC) introduced the use of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy in soil analysis, a first in the agricultural industry. For several years now, the NRCC and Logiag have been collaborating to develop a new solution to surpass the standard method in terms of speed, cost, and manipulation in sample analysis. By using the LIBS technique to analyze the nutrient content of soil elements, the laser system provides results that are faster and more precise.