Comprehensive course for users of simultaneous WD-XRF spectrometers controlled by SuperQ.
Fundamental and practical techniques of X-ray fluorescence analysis using simultaneous WD-XRF spectrometers are treated in this course. Particular emphasis is placed on the practical use of these instruments in conjunction with SuperQ. Practical aspects of parameter selection, matrix effects, sample preparation, qualitative analysis, calibration, calibration update, monitor correction and results analysis are dealt with extensively. The course is composed of lectures and practical sessions, with exercises on the currently in our application laboratory available spectrometers. Standardless analysis with IQ+ software can be included in this course as 2.5 extra days on request.

After participating the (7.5 days) XRF course, the user is capable of using the XRF spectrometer, use SuperQ software for application development, maintain calibrations and has a good understanding of the hardware and theory of XRF. Although many subjects are the same as the (5 days) basic course, this 7.5-day course is targeted at users how need to know to operate the spectrometer and software in depth e.g. system owners.

Greatest benefits can be derived from the course after the instrument has been installed at the user site and the participant has had an opportunity to become acquainted with the XRF spectrometer and software. It is therefore recommended that the course should be attended after installation rather than before. A good working knowledge of the English language is required. Basic knowledge of the operation of MS Windows® based software packages is required. Please also refer to the outline pages of the folder.

Course contents:
• Physics of X-rays
• The X-ray spectrometer
• Instrumental parameters
• Sample preparation
• Matrix effects
• Error sources
• Qualitative analysis
• Quantitative analysis
• Omnian Software
• Statistical Process control
• Fundamental Parameter basics
• Calibration update
• Instrument monitor correction

Courses on other spectrometers can be organized on-site. Please contact your local Malvern Panalytical representative.

Course duration
7.5 days - the course starts on Monday (10:00 a.m.) and continues until Wednesday 13:00 p.m. in the following week. The course is scheduled to start at the same date as the XRF course for sequential systems.

Total number of participants
Minimum number of participants: 2
Maximum number of participants: 4

Each participant of an XRF training course receives a Tutorware CD free of charge. Tutorware is training in the form of a software program, which guides the user through the principles of the XRF technology. Graphics, animations and simulations make it interesting and easy to follow. The course consists of a number of modules, which cover all aspects from introduction to X-rays to the basic operating principles of X-ray analysis, whereby each module can be started-up independently. An ideal help to learn, refresh and stay up-to-date.

At the Almelo application facilities courses are given in English. Courses in German (and French) can be arranged upon request. In case you prefer the assistance of an interpreter please contact your local Malvern Panalytical representative. We will do our utmost to find a satisfactory solution. The course material is in English.