László Nemes


A short review is given about infrared emission spectroscopy of hot carbon vapors and plasmas obtained using Fourier transform infrared emission and laser induced breakdown LIB spectroscopies in the mid-infrared range. Labor-atory FTIR emission spectra contain vibrational bands from fullerenes C60, C70 whereas laboratory mid-infrared LIB spectra show bands that belong to mostly unidentified carbon molecules and clusters. Both kinds of spectra are com-pared to spectral results from infrared astronomy. The spectra are discussed with a view for possible applications in carbon nanostructure research and in infrared astronomy. Possible extensions for laser induced breakdown (plasma) spectroscopy are suggested.


Carbon plasma; carbon vapor; cluster; infrared emission spectra; FTIR; LIBS; laser-induced breakdown; astronomy

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