Introduction to XRF Technology
In a given element the energy difference between two specific orbital shells is characteristic of that element and is always the same – therefore, the emitted light wave will always have the same energy. By determining the energy emitted by a particular sample Quickshot XRF analyzers are able to identify the element involved.
Other methods of elemental analysis or chemical characterization (atomic absorption, inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy, wavelength dispersive XRF) are either destructive, require massive units, are limited in function or are too expensive when compared to the energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence model. The benefits of EDXRF in comparison make it the preferred method for a variety of application needs.
EDXRF can be used for a tremendous variety of applications. Depending on the individual model they can non-destructively measure from Sodium (Na) to Uranium (U) in powder, liquid or solid samples. Both portable and desktop x-ray units perform hazardous substance detection (RoHS, WEEE, Prop-65, etc), geological/mineral testing, gold karat and precious metal analysis, coating thickness measurements and much more. Based on its versatility, non-destructive method and cost-efficiency EDXRF has become an important tool in analytical laboratories - QSX Instruments is constantly working to improve on each of those levels and develop user-friendly software that makes the analyzer line simple and effective.
Consider QSX for the price...
Choose us for the performance!
Contact Quickshot XRF to discuss your testing interest and how ED-XRF may be the solution.
XRF-Blog - an overview of various detection systems