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Identification of materials through SVM classification of their LIBS spectra

Haider, Zuhaib and Munajat, Yusof and Kamarulzaman, Raja Ibrahim and Rashid, Munaf (2013) Identification of materials through SVM classification of their LIBS spectra. Jurnal Teknologi (Sciences and Engineering), 62 (3). pp. 103-107. ISSN 0127-9696


Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.11113/jt.v62.1897


Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy is a strong analytical method for qualitative studies and Support Vector Machines (SVM) is a powerful machine learning technique for pattern recognition and classification. In this paper we present an application of LIBS qualitative capability reinforced by SVM classification. Three different samples were ablated by an Nd:YAG laser and their spectra were recorded by Ocean Optics HR4000 spectrometer. These spectra possess signatures of the ablated materials. Sometimes these are visible to the naked eye while in many cases it is hard to decide about the presence of any pattern identifying a particular material. In addition variations are always found in the spectra obtained from laser induced ablation. In this situation a pattern recognition tool is very useful that sweep through the whole spectrum and record minor details. Here SVM serves the purpose. SVM classifiers were trained with distinct sets of spectra, belonging to specific materials, for classification. The results obtained from this preliminary experiment are encouraging and can lead us on positive grounds for the future work. This combination of tools can prove to be valuable for fast and automated identification and classification

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), machine learning, Support Vector Machines (SVMs), classification, accuracy
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
ID Code:50009
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:02 Dec 2015 02:10
Last Modified:14 Oct 2018 08:26

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