Borate Fusion


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

Published 24 Oct 2019

Understanding two major customer pains in sample preparation by fusion

Even though fusion is the best way to prepare samples prior to XRF analysis, some people are still annoyed with some points related to this technique. Here are two customer pain points explained. 1 – High accuracy of the weighing…READ MORE >

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Published 17 Sep 2019

Taking Care of Your Sample Preparation Equipment? A Worthwhile Priority!

It’s no surprise: Customers expect their Malvern Panalytical products to maintain optimal condition and a high level of performance over time. Taking great care of your sample preparation equipment eventually pays back, since it: Increases its longevity (so you can…READ MORE >

Published 18 Jul 2019

Sample Preparation by Fusion: 3 Common Questions Answered

Tons of questions might come to your mind when preparing your samples prior to X-ray fluorescence (XRF) or inductively coupled plasma (ICP) analysis. We’ve collected frequently asked questions related to sample preparation by fusion, and here’s what our experts have…READ MORE >

Published 9 Apr 2019

Sample preparation by fusion myths debunked

Your preconceived ideas about fusion can prevent you from enjoying the benefits of this technique. Let’s have a closer look at six common misconceptions. 1. Fusion is only used to prepare samples for XRF analysis Don’t get it wrong: sample…READ MORE >

Published 24 Jan 2019

Using fusion to prepare petroleum refineries catalysts for XRF analysis

Petroleum refineries widely use fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) as a conversion process. This chemical process uses “a catalyst and heat to break long-chain hydrocarbons into smaller-chain hydrocarbons“, thus transforming them into valuable gasoline, distillate, butane and propane fuels1. Catalysts are…READ MORE >

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