TXRF analyzer for trace element analysis
If your business or organisation has a need for fast, accurate and convenient trace element analysis, you needn't look any further than the impressive S2 PICOFOX from Bruker AXS. The S2 PICOFOX is a cutting edge TXRF analyzer that not only reduces the need for time-consuming preparation of samples, but also boasts a compact, mobile design that is ideal for field work and on-site use.
Sample analysis is carried out by using total reflection X-ray fluorescence (TXRF). TXRF offers a number of advantages over other materials analysis methods such as AAS (atomic absorption spectroscopy) and ICP-OES (inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry) - both of which can be restrictive in terms of sample quantities, the requirement for sample digestion, and other matrix-related difficulties.
With the S2 PICOFOX TXRF analyzer, limited availability of sample quantities for trace element analysis needn't be an issue - this product allows analysis of the smallest samples, right down to the microgram and nanogram range.
The S2 PICOFOX requires only a power source to operate, making it perfect for use outside the lab. There's no requirement for any cooling medium, and the unit operates without the need for other expensive consumables, gases or liquid nitrogen.
As well as enhancing the product's portability, this can also represent a considerable saving in terms of operating costs compared to other types of analyzers that require consumable spares and regular maintenance.
Sample preparation for Bruker's TXRF analyzer couldn't be simpler. Powder samples can be applied directly to the polished quartz or acrylic glass carrier for immediate qualitative analysis.
Liquid samples or suspensions are pipetted onto the carrier and dried, while for quantitative trace element analysis, powders must be suspended in detergent solution and then pipetted onto the carrier. All preparations are straightforward and can offer considerable time benefits when compared to other analysis methods and products.
As the first ever portable benchtop spectrometer, the S2 PICOFOX offers fast multi-element analysis of solids, liquids, suspensions and contaminations with applications in a number of industries including chemical, metallurgical and geological analysis, medical and pharmaceutical applications as well as the semiconductor and telecommunications industries ... and many others.
Date added: 2015-05-25 11:57:07