XRF Analyses Articles

  • Benefits of the Nieka Fusion Fluxer | Spectroscopy Guides

    Specac have long been involved with presses and dies that we have supplied into the XRF analysis market for pressed pellet sample preparation; joining up with Nieka who are based in Canada is a natural extension and one we are proud to achieve. Nieka produce the Fusion Fluxer, a leading tool for preparing sample fusion beads ...


    By Specac Limited

  • XRF Sample Preparation Techniques: Pellets versus Loose Powder | Spectroscopy Guides

    We recently compared the effectiveness of loose powder against prepared pellets for the x-ray fluorescent spectroscopic analysis of cement. Some users choose to carry out XRF without pressing the sample into a pellet. Despite the extra time involved in sample pellet preparation, which ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Saving Costs by Using FLUXANA Calibration Sets

    Introduction In order to use X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) quantitatively, the analytical system must be calibrated. Calibration standards are required for this. The usual procedure begins with the purchase of reference materials as powders, these samples are prepared as, e.g., fusion beads, they are measured as calibration standards and, finally, calibration and validation are conducted. ...


    By Fluxana GmbH Co. KG

  • XRF Fusion Beads for Cement Analysis | Spectroscopy Solutions

    The chemical composition of cement influences performance. Elemental analysis can determine the quality of a cement and indicate which applications it is best suited to. XRF is the elemental analysis method of choice in the cement industry. This article outlines the best preparation method, using a Nieka Fusion Fluxer, ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Seven reasons to choose the X-MET8000 Expert Geo for mining

    Mining companies are looking for ways to make their operations more efficient and reduce costs without compromising on product quality. Product Manager Christelle Petiot looks at how the X-MET8000 Expert Geo from Hitachi High-Tech can help them. ...

  • New Advances in XRF Technology Allow for Measurement of Electroless Nickel Plating

    Electroless nickel (EN) plating was introduced over 50 years ago as a means to provide lightweight materials for improved fuel efficiencies, greater corrosion performance and durability. Quickly implemented into the automotive, aerospace and transportation industries, it was also seen as an alternative to plating with chrome, ...

  • Trust your supplier, but also check

    In the wake of mis-certification scandals around the world, firms are tightening their quality assurance (QA) processes using materials analysers.Industry has been shaken recently by news of companies providing false certification in a range of fields, from emissions testing through to metal grading. Cases where suppliers have delivered mislabelled products only serve to highlight the importance ...

  • 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

  • We analyzed cement using XRF | Spectroscopy Solutions

    The X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopic analysis of cement samples usually requires XRF pellet preparation using a hydraulic laboratory press such as the Atlas Manual Hydraulic Press and a powerful sample-grinding mill such as the P6 Planetary Ball Mill. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • 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 ...

  • What is X-ray powder? | Spectroscopy Guides

    What is XRF powder? Spectroscopy is an analytical technique used in diverse industries for sample characterisation, quality control, and contaminant detection. X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF) involves shining bright X-rays at a sample and measuring ...


    By Specac Limited

  • What is a pellet die? | Spectroscopy Guides

    A pellet die is a simple tool used to form thin cylindrical pellets from a powder using a pellet press. At its simplest, a pellet die consists of a hollow cylindrical body capped at one end, ...


    By Specac Limited

  • XRF cement analysis | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Cement is a primary building material in the modern world; as a major constituent of buildings, concrete structures and roads the consistency of its composition during production is essential. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • 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.

  • XRF analysis for steel production | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Steel production is a highly technical process which requires careful control of the alloy constituents to achieve the best mechanical properties. Part of the steel making process involves the removal of slag. Slag is the remains of the smelted ore generated by high temperature metallurgical activity. Ores (e.g., Iron, copper, lead, and nickel) generally have unwanted minerals associated with ...


    By Specac Limited

  • XRF food + beverage analysis | Spectroscopy Solutions

    The globalization of food markets and the relative ease with which food commodities are transported between countries, means that consumers are increasingly concerned about the origin of the foods they eat. The food and drink industry is constantly striving to attain improved quality and security for its products. The demands of nutritional value for the consumer and the protection of food brands ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Environmental testing with XRF | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Monitoring of inorganic environmental pollutants is an ongoing challenge for analytical chemists. To establish the quality of different compartments of our environment (atmosphere, indoor air, water basins, soil, biota) in general a relatively large number of samples must be taken from a given location over the entire duration of sampling.29,30,31 ...


    By Specac Limited

  • How to use an Automatic Hydraulic Press | Spectroscopy Guides

    This is a brief guide to the basics of using an automatic hydraulic press; namely the Specac Atlas Autotouch Press, often used for KBr pellet preparation, ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Alkaline soil, sensible sensor

    Field sensor quickly, accurately identifies soil issues Producers sometimes face challenges that go deep into the soil. They need answers to help the soil, on site. A portable field sensor can accurately measure minerals in soils more easily and efficiently than existing methods. And a research team, including a middle school student and her scientist father, can confirm ...

  • 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.

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