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Platinum Products from XRF Scientific: Selection, RFQ, and Purchase

Tailored performance and longevity combine in XRF Scientific’s range of platinum products for high-technology and analytical applications. We supply a range of laboratory accessories based around a core selection of precious metals and platinum (Pt) alloys, ensuring the optimal intersection of properties that are essential to the customer.

This blog post will explore the purchasing journey of typical XRF Scientific customers, and hopefully answer any questions you might have about selecting, pricing, and buying our platinum products and precious metal analytical accessories.

Selecting Platinum Products and Precious Metal Labware

The typical buying process for XRF Scientific customers begins with platinum product selection, provided that their spec...

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Limitations of X-Ray Fluorescence Technology

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) technology exploits the inherent emission properties of materials to interpret their elemental composition. It is one of the primary analytical methods used to determine the chemical content of various samples at the trace and ultra-trace levels. Among the many benefits of X-ray fluorescence technology are its extreme versatility, non-destructiveness, and outstanding levels of accuracy due to the technology’s reliable underlying physics. However, there are drawbacks to this industry-leading method of materials characterization.

In this blog post, XRF Scientific explores the limitations of X-ray fluorescence technology in greater detail. We will also offer a few solutions to the challenges represented by modern elemental analysis.


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What is a Platinum Mouldable Fusion Machine?

The sample preparation for XRF analysis is typically prepared by mixing a ratio of lithium tetraborate and lithium metaborate with a pulverised sample. The mixture is heated in an electric or gas fusion machine, and agitated until the sample is fully dissolved in the flux. At the end of the cycle the automated fusion machine pours the molten mixture from the platinum crucible into the platinum mould, which once cooled, is set into a glass disc. This process is known as lithium tetraborate fusion. The prepared sample is then able to be presented to the x-ray machine for analysis. (more…)Read More