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 26 Sep 2018

Malvern Panalytical awarded US and Australian patents for state-of-the-art geological materials analysis solution

We recently announced that the company has received a US patent and Australian patent on its new solution for the multi-sensor analysis of complex geologic materials. The patent is centered around the ASD brand of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) solutions, including…READ MORE >

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Published 14 Sep 2018

Seminars: Overcoming Characterization Challenges in Drug Formulation

Physical characterization of pharmaceutical drugs is an essential part of drug formulation to ensure efficacy, stability, and safety. Malvern Panalytical is pleased to offer two upcoming complimentary seminars in the US for advanced characterization technologies for improving small molecule and…READ MORE >

Published 6 Sep 2018

The ABC’s of Platinumware for Sample Preparation by Fusion

Platinumware is used in sample preparation by fusion for XRF and ICP analysis. Crucibles (used for XRF and ICP analysis) and molds (only used for XRF) are made of 95% Pt and 5% Au. Why use platinum and gold? It has…READ MORE >

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Published 31 Jul 2018

Five Tricks for a Perfect Weighing!

The weighing step is of major importance in sample preparation by fusion since it has a direct impact on the analytical results. Let’s see five best practices to ensure repeatability and productivity while weighing. REPEATABILITY Find the right weighing method…READ MORE >

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Published 18 Jul 2018

Food quality – it starts in the soil

Safe, high-quality food is something that many of us take for granted. Occasionally though, a scandal occurs that shocks the world. Whether it is plastic in chocolate, melamine in milk powder, lead in noodles or lead in water, the consequences…READ MORE >

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