In very rare occasions a person crosses your way and makes so much good to you that changes your whole life for ever. It is even more unusual that the person never wants to take credit for it -“I did it just out of selfishness”. But being such a driving force for tens of often … More In Memoriam
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sab.2022.106391 Report on the 2021 scientific expedition to the Cumbre Vieja volcano eruption. Stand-off laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy is assessed for volcano monitoring. A new instrument was purpose-designed, built and tested in-situ. A rationale of the instrument development and testing is provided. Preliminary qualitative and semiquantitative results are discussed.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sab.2022.106391 Drone vibrations spread LIBS impacts across the sample surface. Measurements are unreliable as they mix information from many spots. The spot positions can be obtained from sample images in sync with the laser. Regions of interest in the sample are used to assess resolution and uncertainty. Spatial resolution is 40 μm per meter to … More [New paper]: Towards airborne laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy: A signal recovery method for LIBS instruments subjected to vibrations
For the first time, laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) will face the wrath of an active volcano. In early November we will travel to La Palma and try to measure the lava composition in collaboration with our colleagues from the Instituto Geológico Minero de España (IGME, CSIC) in a joint effort to minimize the risks … More We take on the challenge for La Palma and our IGME colleagues at the volcano
Sergio Aranda has been awarded a MSc in Applied Chemistry with first class honours. Congratulations!
Voicit, a platform by a team integrated by Rafael Torres, Daniel Garrido and our own Álvaro Arrescurrenaga is the winner of the Explorer Málaga Space by UMA, Málaga Tech Park and Santander. More info…
Chemocopter is the first UAV-capable laser-based spectrometer in the world but it is much more than this and we will be presenting it at Transfiere 2021 in Málaga (Spain) on April 14, 2021.
Starting today, Álvaro Arrescurrenaga joins our team as a research fellow. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge in computing, electronics and robotics. Welcome aboard!
Our new lab at the Science Building is undergoing renovation works to suit the requirements or our new projects.
F.M. and S.A. recently graduated in Chemistry with two top-graded final year works carried out in our laboratory.