The 9th International Conference on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) will be held in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France on September 12 - 16, 2016.
After the LIBS 2014 conference in Beijing, where more than 360 attendees from 35 countries all around the world have taken part, the French LIBS community in its whole is honored to host the conference and register the name of the city of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc beside those of the cities which have served as the venue of the event, namely Pisa, Orlando, Malaga, Montreal, Berlin, Memphis, Luxor, and Beijing! Each of these cities sounds, for a LIBS scientist or engineer, like a milestone in the history of the development of the technique. The French LIBS community commits all its efforts to make the Chamonix conference another great success.
“From laser plasmas to analyses” will be the guiding thread of the conference, because between the science and the technology, there is knowledge to be elaborated and expertise to be shared!
“From laser plasmas to analyses” will be the link between the attendees, because the maturity of an analytical technique requires the efforts from a multidisciplinary scientific and technological community!
The LIBS technique is facing a historic turning point. The driving forces come from the advance of the fundamental research, constantly pushing our knowledge beyond the limits, as well as the emergence of the new applications, made necessary day after day by the societal progress which expects a more sustainable development. By hosting the conference in such circumstance, the French LIBS community is aware of the importance of the task to answer the inspiration of the international LIBS scientific and technological community, which is indeed its deep motivation in organizing the event.
On behalf of the organizing committee, we warmly invite you, LIBS scientist, LIBS engineer or technician, student, or simply interested by the technique, to take part in this unique meeting with your enthusiasm to develop, your desire to apply and your willingness to mature the LIBS technique.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc!
LIBS 2016 Conference Honorary Chairman: Patrick Mauchien
LIBS 2016 Conference Chairman: Jin Yu
Co-Chairmen: Zhe Wang, Mohamed A. Harith, Jagdish Singh