Practical and theoretical aspects of X-ray fluorescence analysis using Zetium sequential wavelength dispersive spectrometers are treated in this course. Emphasis is placed on setting up traditional quantitative XRF applications, calibration and daily use of SuperQ. Practical and theoretical aspects of parameter selection, matrix effects, sample preparation and routine measurements, calibration and calibration update, monitor correction and assessment of measurement results are treated in detail. An introduction to Omnian standardless software is included. The course is composed of lectures and hands-on sessions using the Zetium spectrometers available in our Application Laboratory in Westborough MA, USA.
The following aspects will be covered during the course:
• Theory of X-ray fluorescence and instrumentation
• Qualitative and Quantitative analysis
• Application Setup
• Calibration, Matrix effect and Sources of errors
• Performing measurements
• Drift monitors, their implementation and practical use
• Introduction in to Omnian standardless analysis
• Sample preparation of fused beads, pressed pellets, loose powders and liquids
Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.
This is a paid course;
Regular $800 per day
Academic $400 per day - use discount code ACADEMIC12 at check out to receive full discount.
The purpose of these training courses are to provide a basic framework for new users of the technique to acquire the skill set to:
• Understand the basics of the technique and the instrumentation used in the measurement.
• Understand how to design an experiment in a systematic and scientific manner to obtain good data.
• Understand the basic workings of the software and where to get assistance if necessary.
• Understand how to interpret (and reprocess, if necessary) data, the terms on the standard report, and to troubleshoot issues.
• Gain a knowledge of what international norms may apply to the technique and other reference material.
• Get specific assistance in any application issues.