Comprehensive X-ray fluorescence SuperQ application course on simultaneous spectrometer

Comprehensive and practical techniques of X-ray fluorescence analysis using simultaneous wavelength dispersive spectrometers (Axios FAST, MagiX FAST, PW2606, PW2600 or CubiX XRF) are treated in this course. Emphasis is placed on the daily use of SuperQ software. Practical aspects of parameter selection, matrix effects, sample preparation, quantitative analysis, calibration and calibration update, monitor correction and results analysis are dealt with extensively. The course is composed of lectures and hands-on sessions using the spectrometers currently available in our Application Competence Center, Almelo, The Netherlands.

Course content

The following aspects will be covered during the course:

• Theory of X-ray fluorescence and instrumentation

• Application Setup

• Calibration, Matrix effect & Sources of errors

• Drift monitors, their implementation and practical use

• Sample preparation