LIBS Mercury Detection (image) The Optical Society Share Print E-Mail Caption Targeting a leachate sample with a high-intensity double-pulse laser generates an extremely hot plasma. The light emitted by the plasma is then analyzed to assess the quantity of mercury present in the sample. Credit Gustavo Nicolodelli, Embrapa Instrumentation Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.