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 3 Mar 2020

Webinar – Focus on Pharma: Assessing in vitro bioequivalence: Oral Solid Dose formulations

Oral Solid Dose Drug Products Oral solid dose (OSD) drug products represent the largest class of products sold by the pharmaceutical industry, accounting for over 60% of global pharmaceutical sales. As a result, they represent a significant opportunity for generic…READ MORE >

Published 7 Jan 2020

The Basics of Elemental Analysis with XRF – Q&A

X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF) is a powerful analytical technique that provides both qualitative and quantitative information on a wide variety of sample types including solids, liquids, slurries, and loose powders. It can quantify elements from beryllium (Be) up to americium…READ MORE >

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Published 26 Dec 2019

Public Universities in São Paulo Brazil have “Uber” for renting multi-user lab equipments

Considered a great initiative, public Universities of São Paulo in Brazil rent their state-of-the-art equipment as a means of sharing infrastructure and expertise with other institutions and companies in the public and private productive sector. This action is possible through…READ MORE >

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Published 17 Dec 2019

Easy and fast sample preparation of tricky samples for XRF analysis

In the metal industry, the sample preparation of some samples can be challenging. An inappropriate sample preparation method can lead to inconsistent analytical results and even render the samples impossible to analyze. Take for example copper or zinc concentrate samples…READ MORE >

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Published 16 Dec 2019

¿Cómo elegir el fundente perfecto para la preparación de muestras? Aquí está el secreto

Traducción al español de Mauricio Gonzalez, Ph.D. Cuando se realiza correctamente, la fusión es la técnica de preparación de muestras que conduce a la obtención de los resultados analíticos vía XRF e ICP más exactos y precisos. La elección del…READ MORE >

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