X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry is a widely used, non-destructive analytical technique used to obtain elemental information from different types of materials. It is employed just about everywhere, including cement production, mining, steel and non-ferrous metals, petroleum and petrochemicals, polymers, forensics, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, environmental, food and agriculture. However, many modern everyday XRF users miss out on understanding how the instrument works, and why they should care.
In this webinar, you will learn simplified XRF principles and obtain a better understanding of what information the technique provides. We will discuss different types of lab XRF instrumentation (Energy Dispersive – EDXRF & Wavelength Dispersive – WDXRF), the advantages and limitations of each technique, plus provide guidelines on which one to select. You will also learn tips and tricks on sample preparation to ensure the best possible data is collected for improved chemical analysis.
Topics Covered During Webinar
- What are Elements and how can you analyze them
- What is XRF and how it works
- Energy Dispersive (EDXRF) vs. Wavelength Dispersive (WDXRF)
- New advances made in XRF technology and their benefits
- Limitations of XRF
- Calibration and sample preparation
Product Manager, Quantum Analytics
Bryan is responsible for developing, consulting and supporting sales activities for spectroscopy product lines such as Infrared, UV-Vis, X-ray, Combustion Gas Analysis and more. Bryan also consults with clients to provide application support, method development as well as product training. Bryan’s experience includes 19 years of spectroscopy instrument focus providing sales & application support, method development and customer service support. His key to success is his ability to provide high level technical understanding to the low-tech, everyday common users, teaching complex concepts but in a manner that is simplified and useful.