Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) as a Novel Wood Quality Evaluation Tool
Simon Potter - 2006
This report describes progress towards developing an optimised and validated laserinduced breakdown spectroscopy system for rapid, accurate and simultaneous inorganic elemental analysis of wood.
Species-specific calibrations were developed for tree species relevant to the Australasian forest products industry (data currently confidential to ORNL).
Further calibrations will elucidate contaminated timber (arsenic) in the wood waste stream diverted from landfill.
Proof of concept work will demonstrate the innovative capacity of this technique to address wood quality impacts on wood suitability for engineered wood products.