X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)


XRF is a robust technique, combining high precision and accuracy with straightforward, fast sample preparation. It can be readily automated for use in high-throughput industrial environments, plus XRF provides both qualitative and quantitative types of information on a sample. Easy combination of this ‘what?’ and ‘how much?’ information also makes rapid screening (semi-quantitative) analysis possible.

The technology used for the separation (dispersion), identification and intensity measurement of a sample’s X-ray fluorescence spectrum gives rise to two main types of spectrometer: wavelength dispersive (WDXRF) and energy dispersive (EDXRF) systems.

Published 22 Apr 2021

Could materials analysis bring mining to Mars?

Did you know that just one 500-meter metal-rich asteroid could contain the equivalent of all the platinum-group metals mined on Earth so far? The potential for mining on Mars and other celestial bodies is huge. And this potential is reflected…READ MORE >

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Published 15 Apr 2021

mRNA Vaccines: A New Era In Vaccinology

Malvern Panalytical is committed to providing support for all vaccine development platforms. Malvern Panalytical and Leukocare recently announced their collaboration on formulation development for Covid-19 vaccine stabilization. This is a testament to Malvern Panalytical’s combined profound knowhow and analytical expertise….READ MORE >

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Published 7 Apr 2021

The secret behind rechargeable batteries that really last

It’s an all-too-familiar situation: you’re trying to scan your online train ticket, find an unfamiliar location using Google Maps, or let your family know that you’re delayed – when your phone runs out of battery. And you charged it only…READ MORE >

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Published 25 Mar 2021

Fuel Cells: Welcome to the Hydrogen Future … again

Fuel cells have been five years away from mass commercialization for more than 40 years – it’s a perennial ‘technology of the future’. Over that time, funding for fuel cell research has gone through several boom-bust cycles. I started my…READ MORE >

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Published 16 Mar 2021

Remote X-ray analysis in the era of lockdowns

In the year 2020, many of us worked remotely from the lab as companies restricted access in accordance to government lockdown orders and out of concern for employee health and liability. This will continue in 2021 until vaccines are broadly…READ MORE >

Published 16 Feb 2021

Ask an Expert: Sample preparation for XRF and ICP

Keeping ahead through expertise in sample preparation by borate fusion Good sample preparation is essential for performing high-quality chemical analysis using XRF or ICP and AA. Whichever samples are being assessed – loose or pressed powders, fused beads, bulk solids…READ MORE >

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Published 2 Feb 2021

ISO certification: The next chapter in the WROXI success story

WROXI Certified Reference Materials Hello, my name is Mark Ingham and I’m an expert on XRF. In my first blog, I’ll describe the history of WROXI reference materials and the benefits stemming from the new ISO 17034 accreditation. Let’s take…READ MORE >

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Published 8 Dec 2020

Without a doubt: the future is additive

The role of material characterization in the next manufacturing revolution Ever heard of the term ‘prosumer’? If you haven’t yet, chances are you will soon – perhaps you even already are one. Through customization, design involvement, or even manufacturing entire…READ MORE >

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Published 25 Nov 2020

A breath of fresh air

Raising standards and lowering barriers for air particle analysis “Sometimes, all I need is the air that I breathe…”, begins a classic pop song from the 1970s. Indeed, there are few things more essential to life than air: the average…READ MORE >

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