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Outlining Phoenix Platinum Crucibles and Moulds

Gas-powered fusion furnaces are often misconceived as inefficient and unsafe compared to electric alternatives, which utilize high-temperature silicon carbide (SiC) heating elements to melt samples in platinum crucibles. However, there are numerous advantages to gas fusion, particularly when coupled with specialized platinum labware.

This blog post will outline the Phoenix platinum crucibles from XRF Scientific, alongside some of the benefits of gas fusion for x-ray fluorescence (XRF) and inductively-coupled plasma (ICP) sample preparation.

Phoenix Platinum Crucibles and Moulds

Phoenix platinum crucibles and molds from XRF Scientific are optimized for use with the Phoenix line of gas-powered fusion furnaces. Standard versions comprise high purity pl...

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Crushing Equipment Suppliers: Why Choose XRF Scientific?

XRF Scientific has a rich history of success in the field of industrial sample preparation, offering a comprehensive suite of solutions for every stage of the process. Our experience in flux preparation for x-ray fluorescence (XRF) and inductively-coupled plasma (ICP) chemical analysis spans decades. We are Australia’s foremost supplier of gas and electric furnaces for sample fusion, with unparalleled expertise in the provision of specialist labware in a range of versatile formats.

The backbone of our business focusses on the intermediate preparation of mineralogical samples for XRF and ICP analysis, yet we have also exceeded established performance levels for reducing raw samples to a more manageable format. We are now one of the world’s leading crushing equipment suppl...

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Outlining Emerging Forensic ICP Applications

Inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectroscopy is an advanced analytical technique used for trace level determination of a sample’s elemental constituents. This is achieved by directing nebulized sample material through the plasma torch array that is charged with an electromagnetic coil. Liquidized droplets of the sample of interest are passed through the torch in a channel of gas. Ionized particles are then obtained from the plasma unit and transferred to a mass spectrometer, where they are sorted by mass-to-charge characteristics and analyzed using precise photodetectors. This enables analysts to determine the sample’s elemental concentration on the parts per million (ppm) range.

ICP applications are primarily concerned with the determination of elements and chemical contami...

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