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X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is the emission of characteristic “secondary” (or fluorescent) X rays from a material that has been excited by bombarding with high-energy X-rays or gamma rays. Each element present in a sample emits its own unique fluorescent x-ray energy spectrum. By simultaneously measuring the fluorescent X-rays emitted by elements in the sample, XRF analyzers can determine the elements present in the sample and their relative amounts. X ray fluorescence is widely used for elemental analysis and chemical analysis, particularly in the investigation of metals, glass, ceramics and building materials, and for research in geochemistry, forensic science and archaeology.

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AZX 400

AZX 400

Rigaku

XRF for elemental analysis of large and/or heavy materials

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BTX-II

BTX-II

Olympus Scientific Solutions America

The BTX-II has the full XRD mineralogical analysis capabilities of the BTX Profiler, but only rudime...

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Compass Mobile XRF

Compass Mobile XRF

IXRF Systems

The Compass energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer from IXRF Systems offers lab quality...

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Delta Professional

Delta Professional

Olympus Scientific Solutions America

The Delta Professional is a handheld XRF analyzer with a ruggedized design to provide fast, non-dest...

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EXPLORER Series

EXPLORER Series

Skyray Instruments USA, Inc

The EXPLORER Series are handheld XRF devices detecting elements from magnesium to uranium. They do n...

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Genius series

Genius series

Skyray Instruments USA, Inc

The Genius series handheld XRFs are non-destructive elemental identification devices for composition...

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NEX CG

NEX CG

Rigaku

XRF for elemental analysis of materials

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NEX QC / QC+

NEX QC / QC+

Rigaku

Benchtop XRF for elemental analysis of materials

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Niton FXL

Niton FXL

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

The Thermo Scientific Niton FXL field x-ray lab delivers XRF-based elemental analysis with lab-quali...

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Niton XL3p

Niton XL3p

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

The hand-held Thermo Scientific NITON® XL3p is an isotope-based hand-held x-ray fluorescence (XRF) a...

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Niton XL3t Series

Niton XL3t Series

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

The Thermo Scientific Niton XL3t Ultra Analyzer is a tube-based hand-held x-ray fluorescence (XRF) a...

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Niton™ XL5 Analyzer

Niton™ XL5 Analyzer

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

The Thermo Scientific™ Niton™ XL5 handheld XRF analyzer identifies alloys, detects tramp elements, d...

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ProSpector Series

ProSpector Series

Elvatech Ltd.

The Prospector handheld XRF devices identify elements from magnesium to uranium. They contain a touc...

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S1 Sorter

S1 Sorter

Bruker Corporation

The S1 SORTER provides a fast, reliable way of separating the valuable content of scrap and the abil...

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S1 Titan LE/SP

S1 Titan LE/SP

Bruker Corporation

The S1 TITAN a tube-based handheld XRF analyzer. Features include a touch-screen color display, 50 k...

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S1 Turbo SD-LE

S1 Turbo SD-LE

Bruker Corporation

The S1 TURBOSD-LE based on Bruker’s proprietary X-Flash® silicon drift detector (SDD) provides rapid...

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