One of the most common methods of preparing samples for XRF analysis is by making pressed pellets. This process is particularly popular as it produces high quality results, is relatively quick and is a low cost approach. The process also lends itself to simple and cost effective automation for higher throughput laboratories.
Sample Preparation for XRF Analysis
XRF( X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry) is a comparative chemical analysis technique that is capable of analyzing a wide range of materials in different forms for a large part of the periodic table. This versatility makes it applicable to a wide range of applications: from quality control for steel, to the analysis of sulfur in gasoline to heavy metals in plastics and electronics. XRF can analyze almost any material you can present to the spectrometer, but the better you prepare a sample the more accurate your analytical results.