XRF Applications

X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) is a wide ranging technique, allowing analysis of elements from Na to U with concentrations from high % to low ppm with high accuracy and reproducibility. Typical materials for XRF analysis are silicate minerals.

The equipment has the capability to analyse solids, fused beads, and powders, and has an automated sample changer to allow fast throughput of samples.

A four sample fusion furnace is available to ensure rapid, reproducible and easy fusion of most materials ready for analysis.

Typical XRF Analysis of an Olivine Mineral
Major Elements wt%Trace Elements ppm
SiO259.49Ba947La68
Al2O311.77Zn86Y24

Fe2O3T

5.5S255As4
MnO0.1Sr542Co53
CaO3.88V113Cu36
MgO7.56Ce66CI148

Na2O

1.93Ga22Ha9

TiO2

1.19Zr391Nb20

P2O5

.033Cs4Ni259

K2O

6.68Pb24Th18

L.O.F

0.66Rb340U<5
  Cr495Sn<10
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