XRF (X-ray Fluorescence) is a proven technique for material analysis in a broad range of industries and applications X-rays form part of the electromagnetic spectrum and are expressed in terms of their energy (kilo electron volts – keV) or wavelength (nanometers nm). XRF (X-ray Fluorescence) is a consequence of changes that take place within an atom. A stable atom comprises a nucleus and the electrons orbiting it. Orbiting electrons are organised into shells: each shell is made up of electrons with the same energy. When a high energy incident (primary) X-ray collides with an atom it disturbs this stability. An electron is ejected from a low energy level (eg K shell: see diagram) and a space is created. As a result an electron from a higher energy level (eg L shell) falls into this space.

The difference in energy produced as the electron moves between these levels is released as secondary X-rays which are characteristic of the element. This process is called XRF.

XRF is a proven technique for material analysis in a broad range of industries and applications; from Positive Material Identification, scrap metal sorting, measuring sulfur in oil, analysing coating thickness of metal finishing and metal alloys to quality control in the electronics and consumer goods industry.

Benefits of analysis by XRF include:

  • Minimal or no sample preparation
  • Non-destructive analysis
  • Na11 to U92 analysis, ppm to high % concentration range
  • No wet chemistry – no acids, no reagents
  • Analysis of solids, liquids, powders, films, granules etc.
  • Rapid analysis – results in minutes
  • Qualitative, semi-quantitative, to full quantitative analysis
  • For routine quality control analysis instrument can be ‘used by anyone’

XRF is an easy to use, fast and accurate quality control method for a wide range of industries and applications.

Find out more about Handheld XRF Analyzers

Handheld XRF Analyzer - X-MET8000

Handheld XRF Analyzer - X-MET8000

The X-MET8000 Series handheld XRF analyser is the flexible & easy to use tool of choice for elemental analysis in a...

Handheld XRF Analyser for Regulatory Compliance Screening - X-MET8000CG

Handheld XRF Analyser for Regulatory Compliance Screening - X-MET8000CG

For consumer product manufacturers, retailers and importers, the X-MET8000CG identifies restricted or hazardous...

Handheld XRF Analyser for Mining and Soil Analysis - X-MET7000 Series

Handheld XRF Analyser for Mining and Soil Analysis - X-MET7000 Series

Handheld XRF analyser for fast, reliable and accurate materials analysis for Mining and Soil Analysis

Find out more about our Benchtop XRF Analyzers


	Benchtop XRF Analyser - Lab-X3500

Benchtop XRF Analyser - Lab-X3500

Robust, easy-to-use and field-proven benchtop XRF analyser for bulk analysis in the petrochemical, mining, minerals,...


	XRF Coating Thickness Measurement - X-Strata920

XRF Coating Thickness Measurement - X-Strata920

XRF Coating thickness measurement and materials analysis to improve process and quality control


	Benchtop XRF Analyser - X-Supreme8000 (+ carousel)

Benchtop XRF Analyser - X-Supreme8000 (+ carousel)

High performance, multisample measurement with the benchtop XRF analyser X-Supreme8000 for process and quality control.