A fully integrated X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer, the Epsilon 5 combines advanced elemental excitation capabilities with sophisticated instrument control and analytical software. Epsilon 5 provides high-performance trace element analysis for industry, research and development applications, as well as being a cost-effective option for commercial analytical laboratories.
The key features of the Epsilon 5 are:
- The Epsilon 5 in a novel high-resolution energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer specifically designed to deliver excellent sensitivity and precision.
- Combining optimized Cartesian-geometrical design for lower backgrounds and extended K line excitation 100kV X-ray capability technology, making the Epsilon 5 a powerful instrument. The result is superior and often shows sub-ppm detection limits for mid to heavy elements (Fe – U).
- Epsilon 5 is excellent while measuring medium to heavy elements. This is due to an improved X-ray excitation design. The K-line of any element by definition is the optimal spectral line to measure because of its superior sensitivity and reduced spectral interference.
- The Epsilon 5 combines high excitation voltages up to 100 kV, with a matching 100% efficient Ge solid-state detector.
- A comparison with typical WDXRF systems reveals the Epsilon 5 has superior performance for elements ranging from molybdenum to the rare earth elements.
- The Epsilon 5 demonstrates very low sample heating or X-ray damage due to a combination of low power and polarized (Cartesian geometry) optics.
- The absence of sample heating implies that delicate organic samples, foils and filters can be measured repeatedly without inflicting any damage.
Key Specifications and Options
|Fully integrated X-Y sample changer, that can accomodate up to 133 samples
||X-ray generation up to 100 kV (extending elemental K-line excitation)
||100 % high-resolution efficient PAN 32 Ge detector
|Sample types: solids, fused beads, filters, pressed/loose powders and liquids
||X-ray generation up to 600 W of power (non heating ideal for delicate samples)
||Polarized (Cartesian geometry) path with up to 15 secondary targets (9 are standard)
|Ready for full-scale automation
||Patented X-ray tube technology (Gd or Sc/W anodes)
The applications of the Epsilon 5 are:
- Biological tissues
- RoHS and REACH
- Rare earth element analysis
- Air filter analysis
- Alternative fuels
- Catalyst recovery and recycling
- Pharmaceutical materials