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EDXRF / XRF Elemental Analysis for Geological Applications

Atomic Element Determination for Geological Samples

In studying the planetary processes and makeup of the Earth (geology), geologists routinely analyze the composition of rock and mineral samples. Rapid elemental analyses for sodium (Na) through uranium (U) can be accomplished through the use of cost-effective, high-performance energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF or XRF) instrumentation without destruction, digestion, or alteration of the sample. Eliminating the need for a wet chemistry lab has made the EDXRF technique of particular interest to the geological community.

Advanced Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis

NEX CG II and NEX DE VS benchtop spectrometers are powered by Rigaku's RPF-SQX Fundamental Parameters (FP) software, featuring Rigaku Profile Fitting (RPF) technology and Scattering FP. This robust software allows semi-quantitative analysis of almost all sample types without standards – and rigorous quantitative analysis with standards. Rigaku's Scattering FP method automatically estimates the concentration of unmeasurable low atomic number elements (hydrogen to fluorine) and provides appropriate corrections.

Calibration standards can be expensive and difficult to obtain for many applications. With RPF-SQX, the number of required standards are greatly reduced, significantly lowering the cost of ownership and reducing workload requirements for running routine analyses.

Affordable Analysis of Geological Materials

They deliver rapid qualitative and quantitative elemental analyses of sodium (Na) through uranium (U) in a wide variety of sample types. The intuitive touchscreen interface and built-in printer make these instruments easy to use and convenient. They are available in either a NEX QC or NEX QC+ model for more demanding applications or for situations where analysis time is critical.

Analytical Solutions for Many Disciplines & Fields of Study

  • Geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geoscience
  • Geological
  • Mineralogical
  • Mineralogy
  • Rock
  • Petrology
  • Geophysical
  • Oceanography
  • Geologic
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