XRF Analyses Articles

  • Using THz spectroscopy to analyse atomic layer deposited (ALD) TiN

    Oxford Instruments and das-nano demonstrate non-destructive wafer based thickness and resistivity metrology for PEALD TiN. Commonly titanium nitride (TiN) thickness and resistivity wafer fab in-line metrology is based on ellipsometry and 4-point probe resistivity mapping. Alternative and relatively slower or more complex methods are X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Why LIBS means lower cost of ownership

    Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometry (LIBS) and X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) handheld analysers are both compact, easy-to-use and fast. Materials can be identified at the pull of a trigger. It’s that simple. Often, cost is a key factor in the decision making process, especially when it comes to thinking about overheads long-term. When both products are comparably priced and have a similar ...

  • Sample preparation is the key to quality analysis with a laser analyser

    Sample preparation is the most important step of any chemical analysis. To get the best results with any elemental alloy analyser regardless of the technology, the sample must be clean before taking a measurement. Otherwise the results are always compromised at least to some extent. The effect of dirty surfaces will vary and some technologies are more forgiving to sample surface conditions than ...

  • Application note issue #5 - Cement Analysis August 2017

    Cement analysis using FP program (Fundamental Parameters) Cement is a blend of several minerals. It is critical to control the elemental composition and properties such as strength, setting, time and color. ED-XRF is being used to analyze the raw components, raw meal, clinker, and the final cement product (Na, Mg, Al, ...


    By Xenemetrix Ltd.

  • Quantitative analysis of iron in flour

    Abstract   A quantitative analysis of Iron in flour via Xenemetrix EDXRF Laboratory Spectrometer System was performed by model EX-3600M. The minimum detection limit for Fe in flour matrix was determined to 0.8 ppm at 3 sigma. Objective  To design an easy method by using EDXRF technique for quick and convenient measurements of Fe in flour at the level ...


    By Xenemetrix Ltd.

  • Minimum detection limits of several different elements in water and in oil

    Abstract  The minimum detection limits of several different elements in water and in oil solutions were determined on X-Calibur with a SDD detector installed or a Si-PIN diode detector installed. The MDL was determined at 3 sigma and 300 seconds acquisition times. The result is reported here. Objective  To perform a quantitative comparison between the ...


    By Xenemetrix Ltd.

  • P-METRIX - bringing edxrf lab analysis to the field

    The P-Metrix is wrapped in a portable case that acts as a self-contained EDXRF laboratory and allows you to roll it to any site for your elemental analysis test. P-Metrix, bridging new frontiers in lab-to-field analysis, will be presented at the 2017 ACS Spring Meeting, at San Francisco, April 2nd - 4th, booth # 1706. The analytical and industrial instrumentation from Xenemetrix range from ...


    By Xenemetrix Ltd.

  • Qualitative analysis of elements Bi-layer Polymer of PVC& PMMA

    Goal: To analyze all elements present in PVC and PMMA polymer layers with special attention to Pb, Zn, Ca, and Sn.   Instrument: Xenemetrix made X-Calibur EDXRF analyzer with High resolution Silicon Drift Diode Detectors ...


    By Xenemetrix Ltd.

  • Quantitative Analysis of Geological Samples- X-Calibur

    Abstract Quantitative and qualitative analysis of geological samples (rocks and river sediments) was performed on Xenemetrix EDXRF Benchtop Spectrometer System, model X-Calibur  Objective: Perform XRF measurements on certified geological reference materials to build calibration curves for the major oxides (Na2O, MgO, SiO2, Al2O3, SiO2, P2O5, ...


    By Xenemetrix Ltd.

  • Using EDXRF to quantify the amount of Metals in Asphalt Binders

    This article reviews these sources and proposes a scheme for measuring and quantifying the amounts of metals in their source materials used to bind asphalt used in making roads. The use of bench top EDXRF to characterize binders before blending them into asphalt cements is possible because the metal values are in the 10s – 1000s of ppms and are readily monitored. ...


    By Xenemetrix Ltd.

  • Removal of ammonium from aqueous solution by three modified molecular sieves: a comparative study

    Molecular sieves (Ms) modified either by treatment with a NaCl solution, or by microwave treatment, or by both NaCl and microwave treatment were employed to promote the removal of ammonium from aqueous solution. Parameters such as NaCl concentration, NaCl stirring time, microwave power and microwave irradiation time were optimized with respect to ammonium removal. The specific surface area, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Elemental composition of ambient aerosols measured with high temporal resolution using an online XRF spectrometer

    Markus Furger1,*, María Cruz Minguillón2, Varun Yadav3, Jay G. Slowik1, Christoph Hüglin4, Roman Fröhlich1, Krag Petterson3, Urs Baltensperger1, André S. H. Prévôt1 1Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institute, 5232 Villigen 5 PSI, Switzerland 2Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA), Consejo Superior de ...

  • Catalytic ozonation of diclofenac with iron silicate-loaded pumice in aqueous solution

    The catalytic ozonation of diclofenac (DCF) with iron silicate-loaded pumice (FSO/PMC) in aqueous solution was investigated. FSO/PMC was synthesized by a co-precipitation–impregnation method and characterized using scanning electron microscope, N2 adsorption–desorption, X-ray fluorescence, and pHpzc measurements. Results showed that the FSO/PMC/O3 process obviously improved ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - UUSIOAINES Oy – Finland - Packaging glass recycling plant

    Customer Uusioaines Ltd. has specialized in the recycling of packaging and float glass since 1995 in the Forssa area. Suppliers of packaging glass in Finland are the Finnish National Alcoholic Beverage Retailing Monopoly and other waste management companies. Situation The capacity of the glass recycling plant meets the total demand for the ...

  • Changing the Rules with Mass Detection

    How simplified detectors can provide mass data for every analytical run and speed up method development With access to multiple mass spectrometry systems of varying degrees of sophistication, Davy Guillarme (University of Geneva, Switzerland) wasn’t actively looking for new mass detection solutions. Nevertheless, the Waters ACQUITY QDa mass detector caught his eye. Why? Because it opens a ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Solar photodegradation of a textile azo dye using synthesized ZnO/Bentonite

    The present work is devoted to the synthesis of a new photocatalyst ZnO (7.5%)/Bentonite prepared by impregnation method and its successful application for the degradation of Solophenyl Red 3BL (SR 3BL) under solar light (∼660 W/m2). The X-ray diffraction (XRD) indicates mixed phases of the nanocomposite catalyst (ZnO/Bentonite), characterized by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How HDXRF Helps Volcom Comply with Global Regulations - Case Study

    Volcom, Inc. is a lifestyle brand that designs, markets, and distributes high-quality boardsportsoriented products like clothing, footwear and accessories. As a global company, their restricted chemicals list is a combination and reflection of many international standards. CPSC and Proposition 65 lead the way for many of the chemicals’ lower limit regulations, but Canadian, Chinese, and ...


    By X-Ray Optical Systems (XOS)

  • Assessment of carbon nanotubes and silver nanoparticles loaded clays as adsorbents for removal of bacterial contaminants from water sources

    This work evaluated the antimicrobial efficacy of kaolin clay and its loaded forms with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) against bacterial isolates from different water supplies (tap, underground and surface water) in addition to wastewater. A total of 160 water samples were collected from different water sources in the investigated districts. Samples were cultured for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bentonite surface modification and characterization for high selective phosphate adsorption from aqueous media and its application for wastewater treatments

    Raw and modified bentonite has been used to develop effective sorbents to remove phosphate from aqueous solution. Acid thermoactivation, Rewoquate, Irasoft, calcium, Fe and Al were employed to treat the bentonite. Results show that samples adsorption capacity for phosphate is in the order of, unmodified bentonite = acid thermoactivation < Rewoquate < calcium ≅ Irasoft < Fe < Al ≅ ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Increased demand for XRF analyser hire

    Steve Drake, NDT Market Manager at Ashtead Technology believes that XRF is one of the most important technologies in the company’s fleet of NDT and environmental testing instruments. “With a small amount of training, almost anyone can implement detailed inspections in a wide variety of applications, and with most instruments being lightweight and robust, XRF analysers are among the ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

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