By Cameron Chai
Thermo Fisher Scientific unveiled its ARL PERFORM'X X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer for materials description at Pittcon 2011.
The solution incorporates mass elemental analysis with routing and nano spot analysis. This delivers flexibility for the testing of solid or liquid prototypes.
The accurate system delivers multiple analyzed area dimensions from 35 to 0.5mm. It helps elemental small spot testing aimed at sample sections as tiny as 0.5mm. The X-ray routing and specimen viewing abilities help recognition of inhomogeneities including elemental inclusions, faults and gradients. It can handle multiple dimensional specimens such as solids, liquids, powders and thin films.
It is used in applications including geochemistry, chemical, petrochemical, materials science and procedure monitoring. It can solve composition issues in harsh industrial and quality control environments. Its dual sample loading feature facilitates analysis of over 60 specimens an hour. It delivers total safety due to its specimen identification feature.
The system is offered with the new edition of the Thermo Scientific OXSAS software that enhances productivity with its accurate reporting capability. A synoptic panel simulates operation and working on a display screen for optical assessment of the analyses.