Characteristics of Gum Arabic (Acacia Senegal) Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Authors(3) :-Nafie A. Almuslet, Mubarak Elmahal Ahmed, Mashair A. Mohammed

In this work Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) was used to determine the constituent of Gum Arabic (Acacia Senegal) collected from five different locations in Sudan. Gum samples were irradiated with 80 mJ pulse energy of Nd -YAG laser (1064nm) and Atomic spectra Database was used for the spectral analysis of the plasma emitted from these samples. The results showed that all the five samples contain Fe, Na, Ca, Mg, K, S, C, N, O, Cr, Br, Ti, Ar, and H with different amounts. Some elements like Br, Ti and Ar are recorded here for the first time.

Authors and Affiliations

Nafie A. Almuslet
Department of laser systems, Institute of laser – Sudan University of Science and Technology (www.sustech.edu), Almogran - Khartoum / Republic of Sudan, P. O. Box (407).
Mubarak Elmahal Ahmed
Department of laser systems, Institute of laser – Sudan University of Science and Technology (www.sustech.edu), Almogran - Khartoum / Republic of Sudan, P. O. Box (407).
Mashair A. Mohammed
Department of laser systems, Institute of laser – Sudan University of Science and Technology (www.sustech.edu), Almogran - Khartoum / Republic of Sudan, P. O. Box (407).

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 6 | November-December 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-11-25
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 208-215
Manuscript Number : IJSRST16263
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Nafie A. Almuslet, Mubarak Elmahal Ahmed, Mashair A. Mohammed, " Characteristics of Gum Arabic (Acacia Senegal) Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy , International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 6 , pp.208-215, November-December-2016. Available at doi : 10.32628/IJSRST16263
Journal URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST16263

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