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XRF Solutions from XRF Scientific

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) technology is utilized when rock samples and other industrial materials need to be analyzed from a geochemical point of view. Samples are examined through an XRF spectrometer by impinging X-ray light onto a sample and then measuring the fluorescence emitted after being excited by the primary X-ray source. Throughout this post, we will look at XRF Scientific’s XRF solutions and a specific product under each category.

What Does XRF Scientific Offer for XRF Analysis?

XRF Scientific specializes in providing many products for XRF analysis, including sample preparation instruments, chemicals and maintenance products.

Sample Preparation Instruments

The first part of the XRF analysis process requires a sample to be crushed and pulverized into a fine dust. This process is carried out by an instrument such as the Orbis Laboratory Crusher, which involves two jaws that move to crush up to 15kg of sample. The Orbis crusher can reduce sample sizes by 55 times the original size and is easy to maintain.


We can supply chemical reagents to support chemical sample dissolution, and one of our key products, lithium borate flux reagent, is used in lithium borate fusion.

Borate fusion is used to create a vital component in XRF analysis – a chemical known as a flux. Borate fusion is a popular technique for XRF and inductively coupled plasma (ICP) analysis because a flux is required to dissolve an oxidized sample. Additional fluxes available include lithium metaborate in various measurements.

Maintenance Products

One of the main instruments involved in XRF is an X-ray spectrometer. These instruments are used to characterize samples using X-rays and need a certain amount of maintenance to ensure that test results are highly accurate. Typically, calibration products are utilized to maintain the level of required accuracy, and these include fused calibration beads and drift monitors.
Drift monitors are control samples that are used to correct XRF spectrometers should they ‘drift’. The drifting mentioned occurs over time if a spectrometer is not regularly maintained and test results become less reliable.

Fused calibration beads, such as an XRF spectrometer, are designed to contain a specific physical property to measure the instrument’s stability. Analysts can then measure or monitor any inaccuracies and correct them before carrying out further tests.

Looking for XRF Solutions?

XRF Scientific is a reference material manufacturer that provides the technology required for carrying out XRF and ICP analysis. The technology is used to analyze the purity and composition of materials and is mainly found in the mining, construction, and chemical industries.

If you are looking to purchase any products for XRF analysis or would like more information or support, please reach out to a member of our team today and we will be more than happy to assist you.