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Analyses of Li-Rich Minerals Using Handheld LIBS Tool

Geosciences Department, GeoRessources CNRS-Université de Lorraine, BP 70239, 54506 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France
Department of Geosciences, Environment and Spatial Plannings, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Rua Campo Alegre, 4169-007 Porto, Portugal
ICT (Institute of Earth Sciences)–Porto pole (Portugal), Rua Campo Alegre, 4169-007 Porto, Portugal
Remote Sensing Division, Geological Survey of Brazil (CPRM), Rua Costa, São Paulo 01304-010, Brazil
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ, 14473 Potsdam, Germany
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Western Ontario, BGS 1000B, London, ON N6A 5B7, Canada
Manitoba Geological Survey, 360-1395 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3G 3P2, Canada
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Vladimir Sreckovic
Received: 2 April 2021 / Revised: 17 June 2021 / Accepted: 17 June 2021 / Published: 21 June 2021
Lithium (Li) is one of the latest metals to be added to the list of critical materials in Europe and, thus, lithium exploration in Europe has become a necessity to guarantee its mid- to long-term stable supply. Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is a powerful analysis technique that allows for simultaneous multi-elemental analysis with an excellent coverage of light elements (Z < 13). This data paper provides more than 4000 LIBS spectra obtained using a handheld LIBS tool on approximately 140 Li-content materials (minerals, powder pellets, and rocks) and their Li concentrations. The high resolution of the spectrometers combined with the low detection limits for light elements make the LIBS technique a powerful option to detect Li and trace elements of first interest, such as Be, Cs, F, and Rb. The LIBS spectra dataset combined with the Li content dataset can be used to obtain quantitative estimation of Li in Li-rich matrices. This paper can be utilized as technical and spectroscopic support for Li detection in the field using a portable LIBS instrument. View Full-Text
Keywords: lithium; LIBS; handheld tool; exploration; Li-mineral lithium; LIBS; handheld tool; exploration; Li-mineral
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Fabre, C.; Ourti, N.E.; Mercadier, J.; Cardoso-Fernandes, J.; Dias, F.; Perrotta, M.; Koerting, F.; Lima, A.; Kaestner, F.; Koellner, N.; Linnen, R.; Benn, D.; Martins, T.; Cauzid, J. Analyses of Li-Rich Minerals Using Handheld LIBS Tool. Data 2021, 6, 68.

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Fabre C, Ourti NE, Mercadier J, Cardoso-Fernandes J, Dias F, Perrotta M, Koerting F, Lima A, Kaestner F, Koellner N, Linnen R, Benn D, Martins T, Cauzid J. Analyses of Li-Rich Minerals Using Handheld LIBS Tool. Data. 2021; 6(6):68.

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Fabre, Cécile, Nour E. Ourti, Julien Mercadier, Joana Cardoso-Fernandes, Filipa Dias, Mônica Perrotta, Friederike Koerting, Alexandre Lima, Friederike Kaestner, Nicole Koellner, Robert Linnen, David Benn, Tania Martins, and Jean Cauzid. 2021. "Analyses of Li-Rich Minerals Using Handheld LIBS Tool" Data 6, no. 6: 68.

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