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What Makes Ammonium Iodide an Ideal Release Agent?

Ammonium iodide is the scientific name of the chemical compound NH₄I. It is used in colour dyes, explosives, photographic chemicals, medications and fire extinguishers, and is created by combining ammonia and hydroiodic acid.

How to Prepare Samples for XRF Analysis

XRF analysis is a comparative chemical analysis technique that can precisely identify and quantify myriad different elements in samples. These are identified under an X-ray by using flux. Flux shows the intensity of an X-ray beam, as well as the number of photons that appear and the per unit time from the X-ray. The measurement for flux is defined as photons per second, also known as p.p.s. Read More

What Makes X-Ray Fluorescence Chemically-Specific?

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is a non-invasive analytical method that is used to analyze the chemical and elemental composition of a wide range of materials. Traditionally, this method was used in Geology to determine the elemental makeup of rock, sediments, minerals and other earth samples, but its applications have now expanded.  

What is X-Ray Fluorescence?

After a sample has been excited by a primary X-ray source, such as gamma or x-rays, it re...

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How Are XRF Results Interpreted?

X-ray fluorescence is a non-destructive analytical method that uses X-rays to identify the elemental composition of a range of materials. It is suitable for analyzing solids and liquids forms of materials such as metals, minerals and plastics and is commonly used in geological, mining and industrial manufacturing industries. Knowing how to interpret the results of XRF is vital for any scientist and in this blog post, we aim to provide an overview of how to do so. 

What is XRF?

X-ray fluorescence is produced when a material is excited by high-energy radiation. The fluores...

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