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Katherine Macchiarola

CNA, Meet the Experts, Pulsed Fast Thermal Neutron Activation (PFTNA), X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), Zetium »

[12 Dec 2017 | ]

A while ago I attended the mining conference Exponor in Antofagasta, Chile and found it to be an immense, mostly open-air display and the technical program aimed at keeping the South American mines informed of the latest solutions for all aspects of their industry. In and amongst the huge mining machinery and vendors of everything – from dust masks to helicopters – was Malvern Panalytical. One trend did emerge from the people we did get to talk to at this event – a common theme of looking for ways to improve efficiency. This …

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Aeris, Customer experience, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) »

[9 Nov 2017 | ]

I recently had the pleasure to visit a new Aeris customer in Orlando, FL – Louis C. Herring Laboratory. This service lab has been in business for over 60 years, specializing in the analysis of kidney stones, also known as urinary calculi. What I found amazing about this site is that their Aeris actually replaced a Philips Analytical PW1840 system, our first generation benchtop XRD produced in the early 1980s. Their PW1840 ran for three decades, amassing over 41,000 hours of operating time and requiring little to no service through …

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[10 Aug 2017 | ]

Having managed X-ray diffraction labs at previous jobs and in grad school, we know that there are a number of factors to consider when the time comes to add or replace an X-ray diffraction (XRD) system in your lab. Benchtop XRD systems may be a compact and cost-effective alternative to floor standing systems. Deciding which factors are key requirements for your needs will help you select a Benchtop system ideal for your situation.
1. Determine what level of performance is acceptable for your application
One of the key aspects of system performance …

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