X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF) is a powerful analytical technique that provides both qualitative and quantitative information on a wide variety of sample types including solids, liquids, slurries, and loose powders. It can quantify elements from beryllium (Be) up to americium (Am) in concentrations from 100% down to sub-ppm levels. XRF is employed in many industries including cement, glass, mining, mineral beneficiation, iron, steel and non-ferrous metals, petroleum and petrochemicals, polymers and related industries, forensics, pharmaceuticals, healthcare products, environmental, food and cosmetics.
For some XRF is still a relatively unknown technique. To introduce you with the extended options of elemental analysis with XRF we offer a series of three free webinars.
The first out of the range of three webinars covers the basics of the technique, the extent of its capabilities, instrument types, and touches on the important topic of sample preparation. Other categories that will be presented include elemental and analytical range, resolution, detection limits and sensitivity. It is geared toward those with little or no experience with XRF, wishing to learn more.
The second webinar will go into more details of both types of XRF: wavelength dispersive (WDXRF) and energy dispersive (EDXRF) spectroscopy, and the advantages and disadvantages of both types. Various real-life industry examples will be shown comparing the use of one technology versus the other (or both).
In the third and last webinar, we compare the advantages and disadvantages of the various sample preparation techniques. The differences and benefits of pressed pellets versus fused beads will be presented, together with real-life industry examples.
- Elemental Analysis Masterclass 1: Thursday 17 October: The theory of X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)
- Elemental Analysis Masterclass 2: Thursday 31 October: Energy Dispersive (ED) vs. Wavelength Dispersive (WD)
- Elemental Analysis Masterclass 3: Wednesday 27 November: The Basics of Sample Preparation for XRF
Please join our free webinars if you are interested to learn more about elemental analysis with XRF. As always, we would love to hear your ideas and requests for future webinars, so please get in touch!