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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 and BTX Profiler

BTX-II and BTX Profiler

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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D2 PHASER

D2 PHASER

Bruker Corporation

The novel D2 PHASER with XFlash detector represents the first benchtop system offering X-ray diffrac...

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DELTA Premium

DELTA Premium

Olympus Scientific Solutions America

The DELTA Premium with advanced 40kV tube and large area SDD detector is best for ultra quick, analy...

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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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Delta Series

Delta Series

Olympus Scientific Solutions America

A series of handheld analyzers that perform identification of solids, liquids, powders and other mat...

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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 GOLDD+

Niton XL3t GOLDD+

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

GOLDD technology delivers significant improvements in sensitivity and measurement times – as much as...

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Niton XL3t Ultra Analyzer

Niton XL3t Ultra Analyzer

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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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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S1 Turbo SDR

S1 Turbo SDR

Bruker Corporation

The Bruker S1 TURBOSDR uses X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) for a quick and completely non-destructive meth...

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