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Outlining XRF Applications

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy is a non-destructive analytical technique that studies the fluorescent x-rays that are emitted from a material. It is often used for chemical or elemental analysis to discover the composition of a material. This blog post will outline some of the applications that benefit from XRF spectroscopy.

Metals and Alloys

When using metals and their alloys, their chemical composition must be known to ensure they will have the properties required for the application. XRF spectroscopy is used within the metal industry to provide a high level of quality control and consistency between batches. The sample preparation techniques that are used for XRF are also beneficial for metals and alloys as they require a high level of accuracy....

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World Cement Magazine Article

An article on sample preparation and XRF analysis has been published in the World Cement Magazine.  You can view a copy here.

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What is a Hydraulic Press?

A hydraulic press uses a hydraulic cylinder to produce a compressive force. Within a hydraulic press, there is a plate where the sample is placed to be pressed for sample preparation. This blog post will outline the working principle of a hydraulic press and will touch on the hydraulic presses available from XRF Scientific.

Working Principle of a Hydraulic Press

A hydraulic press works on the principle of Pascal’s law, which states that when pressure is applied to a confined fluid, the pressure change occurs throughout the entire fluid. Within the hydraulic press, there is a piston that works as a pump, that provides a modest mechanical force to a small area of the sample. There is also a piston with a larger area, which produces a larger mechanical forc...

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