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Top 5 Things to Consider when Making Pressed Pellets for XRF Analysis

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 11, 2015 1:11:00 PM / by Dave Coler posted in XRF, Sample Preparation, Pressed Pellets

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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.

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The 5 most common ways to prepare samples for XRF analysis

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 29, 2015 2:44:00 PM / by Dave Coler posted in XRF, Sample Preparation, XRF Analysis, Fused Beads, Pressed Pellets

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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.  

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