Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4465–4483, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4465-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4465–4483, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4465-2021

Data description paper 14 Sep 2021

Data description paper | 14 Sep 2021

A spectral library for laser-induced fluorescence analysis as a tool for rare earth element identification

Margret C. Fuchs et al.

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We present a library of high-resolution laser-induced fluorescence (LiF) reference spectra using the Smithsonian rare earth phosphate standards for electron microprobe analysis. With the recurring interest in rare earth elements (REEs), LiF may provide a powerful tool for their rapid and accurate identification. Applications of the spectral LiF library to natural materials such as rocks could complement the spectroscopy-based toolkit for innovative, non-invasive exploration technologies.