The lab operates a PANalytical PW2404 X-ray fluorescence spectrometer. The spectrometer is equipped with a 60-specimen sample changer for automated operation. The spectrometer utilizes a rhodium target X-ray tube and a 4kW generator to provide the primary X-ray beam. This provides good sensitivity for the determination of all elements from boron through uranium.
The spectrometer is fully computer-controlled and the user has access to both qualitative and quantitative analysis software. Specimens can be introduced into the spectrometer as bulk solids (powders, pellets or fused disks) or as liquids or semi-solids. A full range of XRF sample preparation equipment is also available.
PANalytical PW-2404 X-ray Spectrometer (click on images for a larger view)