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ICP Solutions from XRF Scientific

Inductively coupled plasma (ICP) analysis involves ionizing analytes with high-temperature argon plasma and determining its elemental composition by analyzing the mass and charge of ionized particles. ICP processes are expensive and complex, requiring multiple instruments to maintain optimal experiment conditions and acquire resulting data. Such equipment includes spectroscopy systems, electromagnetic coils, and carefully prepared samples to ensure that analytes are high purity. If these stringent conditions are met, an ICP laboratory setup can detect almost any element from the periodic table at trace or major concentrations.

XRF Scientific offer complete solutions to support ICP laboratory processes. This article will explore how we can provide for your experiments in more deta...

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How Does an XRF Spectrometer Work?

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry is the measurement and analysis of samples excited by incident radiation. It is a non-destructive method of material characterization, allowing for accurate investigations into the elemental and chemical make-up of metals, ceramics, geological samples, historical items, and more. This method relies on an XRF spectrometer, and specialized sample preparation routines to ensure excellent measurement accuracy and repeatability.

The two primary components of an XRF spectrometer are an x-ray output and a sensitive detector capable of determining fluorescent x-rays from the incident light. This array emits a beam of x-rays or gamma rays into a sample, exciting electrons within the sample’s inner atoms and displacing them from their orbital shells....

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How a Laboratory Crusher Works

A laboratory crusher, or pulverizer, is a device designed to forcefully reduce solid samples such as rocks to fine dust or powder for molecular analysis. It is a crucial process for XRF sample preparation of dry, organic samples as the particle sizes of substances must be reduced to micro scales for accurate XRF analysis to take place.

After a geological sample has been processed through a laboratory crusher it can be spectroscopically analyzed to determine various material properties of the sample, and by extension of its wider environment. Laboratory crushers are therefore crucial components for various environmental studies, enabling researchers to extrapolate accurate data about an ecological area with minimal invasiveness.

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