graphThe Malvern Panalytical Perth Office is organizing the “XRF in the workplace” training course from the 19 – 23 March 2018.

A second session will take place in Sydney from the 16 – 20 July 2018.

Serving to provide high-quality training for industry and research professionals, this 5-day course will focus on most facets of X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry. It will also include several classroom lectures and hands-on practical sessions on XRF and sample preparation techniques. This course is suitable for all users of XRF, regardless of the brand of your instrumentation.

Let’s get you started by learning the basic essentials of XRF!

Who should attend?
Operators of XRF spectrometers, supervisors who wish to get an overview, students who would like to get into XRF related industry work. The course is applicable to all XRF spectrometer brands.

What will you learn?
This professional training and certification for laboratory staff improve your reasoning and decision making on routine XRF analysis issues. Gain hands-on exposure to using your spectrometer, learn the full operational process from the theory of XRF to instrument calibration and sample preparation.


  • X-ray physics
  • XRF spectrometer components overview
  • Look inside an XRF instrument
  • X-ray statistics
  • Radiation safety
  • Selection of WDXRF spectrometer conditions (theory and practical)
  • EDXRF Introduction
  • Selection of EDXRF spectrometer conditions
  • XRF application setup (practical)
  • Sample preparation – theory and practicals (solids, liquids, powders, fusion etc.)
  • XRF calibration and theory
  • XRF quality control
  • Introduction to ‘standardless analysis’
  • XRF troubleshooting and maintenance

Led by Hari Bhaskar, Applications Specialist with Malvern Panalytical. Hari has close to 20 years of experience in helping various industries to optimize their XRF instrumentation and software to improve their quality control and process efficiency. These industries span from mining, metals and mineral companies as well as research agencies and service laboratories.

See how the Epsilon series of benchtop XRF spectrometers are capable of quick quantification of mining samples.