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 19 Sep 2019

Use of NIR for Mineralogical Characterization of a Mudrock Sedimentary System

Authored by Somayeh Hosseininejad, former PhD candidate in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Calgary and 2014 ASD Students in Mining & Energy TerraSpec Instrument Program selected participant, provides a comparative look at Near-infrared (NIR), X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and…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 15 Aug 2019

Evaluate your analysis – There’s always something you can do better…

Advancements in both wavelength dispersive (WD) and energy dispersive (ED) X-ray fluorescence instrumentation, enable us to run analyses on almost all types of sample materials. There is a big difference between just running an analysis and producing solid quantifiable results…READ MORE >

Published 6 Aug 2019

British Crystallographic XRF User Meeting – Sheffield Hallam University

I had the pleasure to participate in the British Crystallographic XRF User Meeting on the 12th June 2019. The meeting was sponsored by eleven instrument manufacturers/providers associated with X-Ray Fluorescence technology. Malvern Panalytical sponsored the coffee that was served during…READ MORE >

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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 >

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