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 Sep 2021

From field to plate – materials characterization for the food industry

Food scarcity, food safety, food adulteration, and food insecurity are significant problems globally. Add in climate change, land use patterns, and an ever-increasing population, and the food industry is continuously challenged to optimize its production processes, guaranteeing quality products that…READ MORE >

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Published 7 Sep 2021

Going online – the journey with our customer of applying elemental analysis to improve process efficiency

In 2018 I had the opportunity as product manager to introduce Malvern Panalytical’s first online X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer, the Epsilon Xflow. The start of an interesting journey, not only for me but also for our customers. The online analyzer…READ MORE >

Published 25 Aug 2021

Building more sustainable mining – one analytical instrument at a time

Did you know that, if our current patterns of consumption and production continue, we will be overusing the world’s resources by 400% by 2050? To ensure a bright future for all, we must begin adjusting our collective relationship to material…READ MORE >

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Published 19 Aug 2021

Making the impossible possible

A customer success story – Université de Paris This story is about a customer in the field of academia who encountered an issue related to the analysis of volcanic ashes, which are known to be very variable and for which…READ MORE >

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Published 28 Jul 2021

How to take full advantage of changing mining trends

In the late 1800s, a gold rush boosted the economy of Charters Towers – an outback town in Queensland, Australia – so much that it opened its own stock exchange. Although it’s no longer trading, the building is still standing….READ MORE >

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Published 20 Jul 2021

When productivity, quality and savings matter most

A customer success story This story is about a customer that owns many laboratories to conduct precise and accurate analytical testing of all kinds of geological samples. He decided to move to automated fusion to better support production volume, reduce…READ MORE >

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Published 8 Jul 2021

Will green hydrogen be part of our homes sooner than we think?

The need for speed The Paris climate agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. It was adopted by 196 countries in December 2015 and entered into force in November 2016. Its goal is to limit global warming…READ MORE >

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Published 24 Jun 2021

How materials analysis can support mining’s ESG goals

On August 5, 2010, the San José copper-gold mine in northern Chile caved in, trapping 33 miners underground. They remained there for 69 days – when all 33 were rescued, for the most part in good health. While this incident…READ MORE >

Published 23 Jun 2021

See inside your additive manufacturing materials and components

… using X-ray analysis X-rays have revolutionized the world we live in. Not just from a medical perspective but from a materials science perspective also. The short wavelength of X-rays compared with visible light, allow us to determine the position…READ MORE >

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