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Borate fusion is a technique used to prepare various types of samples for subsequent XRF, ICP or AA analysis.

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[9 Oct 2018 | ]

Analyzing glass disks with an X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer remains the fastest and most convenient method for the chemical analysis of solid samples. However, the investments made in XRF and fusion equipment sometimes not always yield to the expected analytical results and estimated financial pay-offs.
Our experts recently published a white paper that tells you why.
Whether it has to do with inappropriate reference materials, wrong calibration of the XRF, inadequate sample preparation or incompatibility between the fusion instrument and spectrometer, these issues can easily be solved with the help of end-to-end expertise. …

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Borate fusion, Claisse, Tech Talk, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) »

[6 Sep 2018 | ]

Platinumware is used in sample preparation by fusion for XRF and ICP analysis. Crucibles (used for XRF and ICP analysis) and molds (only used for XRF) are made of 95% Pt and 5% Au.
Why use platinum and gold?
It has been proven that this alloy has a high melting point and can withstand extreme heat. Platinum has a great thermal conductivity and ensures very low contamination of the molten mixture during fusion. The addition of gold has a non-wetting effect. In short, the alloy of these two precious metals allows the …

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Borate fusion, LeDoser12, Tech Talk, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) »

[31 Jul 2018 | ]

The weighing step is of major importance in sample preparation by fusion since it has a direct impact on the analytical results.
Let’s see five best practices to ensure repeatability and productivity while weighing.
REPEATABILITY
Find the right weighing method
There are three weighing methods in sample preparation: sample-to-flux ratio, catch weight and manual weighing. The far best choice is sample-to-flux ratio since it ensures great repeatability and can be performed automatically using LeDoser-12 instrument. With this method, no software correction is required.
Avoid transferring the weighed content into a different container
You should always weigh …

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[26 Apr 2018 | ]

We are proud to announce the launch of the Claisse LeDoser-12 automatic dispensing balance.
This 12-position instrument is the latest of a series of cutting-edge products used for sample preparation by fusion for XRF and ICP analysis.
Its three weighing modes (sample-to-flux ratio, catch weight and absolute weight) fulfill all needs in the laboratory.

Saves a tremendous amount of labor time related to the weighing task
LeDoser-12 gives a breath of fresh air in the sample preparation process. In fact, weighing samples and dispensing borate flux has always been known to be a very …

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Borate fusion, Claisse, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) »

[29 Mar 2018 | ]

Claisse® LeNeo was launched in 2014. It’s a one-position instrument that is used in various types of industries.
Read the following lines to discover why it’s the right instrument to use in universities and colleges’ labs.
Reason 1 – Safety
The safety of students should always be an academic institution’s main concern. Manual fusion is often used in colleges and universities’ laboratories, but it involves the manipulation of hot vessels and is not representative of technologies used in the labor market. By being fully automatic, LeNeo instrument guarantees cold-to-cold operation and avoids the …

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3D structure / imaging, Borate fusion, Claisse, Tech Talk, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) »

[8 Feb 2018 | ]

When performed correctly, fusion is the sample preparation technique that leads to the obtention of the most precise and accurate XRF and ICP analytical results. Among all factors that need to be considered to get great glass disks or solutions and therefore excellent analysis, the choice of flux is one of the most important.
Let’s discover why.
An Indispensable Chemical
The flux forms the matrix of the disk analyzed by the spectrometer. It must melt before the sample dissolves into it. An adequate flux allows to:

Optimize the solubility of the sample and …

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Borate fusion, Claisse, Meet the Experts, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) »

[19 Dec 2017 | ]

What is fusion?
You might already know that the choice of the sample preparation method for X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) or Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) atomic emission spectroscopy analysis is critical to obtain precise and accurate results with the spectrometer.
Have you ever heard about fusion? Let’s demystify this technique and have a look at its benefits when compared to pressed pellets.
What is it exactly?
Fusion for XRF analysis consists of mixing a ground sample with a borate flux (lithium or sodium) inside a 95% platinum / 5% gold crucible, heating around 1000 °C with …

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