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XRF ANALYZERS
Portable XRF Analyzers

How XRF Works

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Male in mine using Niton XL3t GOLDD+ XRF analyzer
Whether you're interested in geochemical analysis for mining and exploration or alloy verfication for quality control, performing precious metal testing to confirm purity and karat weight or compliance testing to meet regulatory requirements - or if you're just curious to learn more about x-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy - look no further.  Here's an introduction to the physics, technology, and the algorithms that make XRF a robust, versatile, and easy-to-use elemental analysis tool.

Male using Niton XL2 precious metal analyzer to measure karat content on gold braceletBecause of Fundamental Parameters (FP) analysis and other advanced technology, in a variety of testing applications, users of our analyzers require little, if any, specialized knowledge or laboratory training to work effectively in the field...this means non-technical personnel can usually perform the work.  In applications such as metal and precious metal analysis, our standard FP algorithms are used in combination with a built-in grade-identification library that enable you to identify hundreds of metal and/or precious metal alloy grades in seconds.  Costs decrease while productivity increases through immediate on-site analysis - no more waiting for lab results.




Diagram showing how XRF works

From the inside out, our award-winning portable XRF analyzers are designed to make you more successful.  With innovative technology engineered into all our Thermo Scientific portable XRF instruments - from the handheld Thermo Scientific Niton XL2 Series and Niton® XL3 Series analyzers to the Niton FXL field x-ray lab, you get high-performance today, scalability for tomorrow, and a solid foundation to develop future features and applications.