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Zirconium Crucibles from XRF Scientific

Compared to platinum (Pt), the use of zirconium (Zr) in laboratory settings is a relatively new concept. This largely stems from the material’s comparative immaturity: Platinum has been used in preparative labware for over 200 years, while the industrial method of processing high-purity metallic zirconium was only discovered within the last century. Despite this, zirconium crucibles have become a popular choice for highly-corrosive fusion processes in analytical chemistry and chemical processing.

Zirconium is a transition metal that is most commonly used as a refractory for high-temperature applications; owing to its extremely high melting point of approximately 1855°C (3371°F). It owes its corrosion resistance to the formation of an extremely stable zirconium oxide (ZrO) fil...

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xrFuse Electric Fusion Machines: Operating Principles

Since 2006, XRF Scientific has been spearheading the design and implementation of innovative fusion machines for cutting-edge sample preparation. At this time, the Phoenix range was already an industry-standard tool for inductively-coupled plasma (ICP) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) sample preparation. Yet these markets needed a simple-to-use, automated electric fusion machine to suit the requirements of a broadening consumer base.

Our inaugural xrFuse electric fusion machine was released to a global market in 2013. Within a few short years, the product line has grown to cover three distinct instruments: the xrFuse 1, the xrFuse 2, and the xrFuse 6. In this post, we will outline the operating principles of the xrFuse range in more depth, providing a brief hardware and specification...

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Phoenix II Gas Fusion Machines: Features & Specifications

Versatile and ultra-efficient, gas fusion machines are an industry-standard tool for high throughput sample preparation in inductively-coupled plasma (ICP) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) applications. The Phoenix line, from XRF Scientific, has set an enviable benchmark for operating performance and sample purity over the last 20 years, servicing almost 1,000 installations around the world.

In 2016, we launched a new generation of gas fusion machines: The Phoenix II range. Building on the demonstrable successes and reliability of the Phoenix brand name, this brand-new instrument introduces new technological innovations that make it the most advanced gas fusion machine available on the market to date.

Phoenix II Gas Fusion Machines: Hardware Analysis


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