Compact X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Setup

The Tandem Laboratory operates a compact, easy-to-handle and highly-sensitive X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) station, that can be used for ex-situ x-ray-based composition analysis.

The system can be used for a wide variety of samples (organic, inorganic, solids, liquids). It consists of two main components: a mini X-Ray tube (Ag-anode, tunable up to 40 kV and 200 µA) and an integrated fast X-Ray Silicon Drift detector and signal processor. Both devices are remotely operated by a computer with data-acquisition and control software.

Additionally, they are mounted onto an adjustable frame support made with low atomic number material, capable to be optimized according to the demands of the operator. Contact the laboratory if you are interested in using this equipment.