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Epsilon 1 Research and education

XRF in the hands of scientists

Looking for a flexible, yet simple to use, analytical instrument for research and education?

Epsilon 1 is the ideal addition to any institution’s analytical equipment. It is capable of simple element identification and quantification to more sophisticated analysis. Introduce students to an analytical technique widely used in industry for production and quality control, but often neglected in the classroom. 

If you want to liven-up your university or enhance your serious cutting edge research, the Epsilon 1 is an easy to operate, compact and X-ray safe instrument without the need for additional chemicals. Epsilon 1 can be used for educating students in lab-practicals and for research activities in a variety of disciplines, for example, chemistry, geology, archeology, environmental sciences, material sciences and forensics.

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Epsilon 1 allows screening and quantification by XRF for an unlimited number of applications for many types of samples. The instrument is calibrated with Omnian, our market-leading standardless analysis package, used on our more advanced instruments. An out-of the-box solution, Omnian can be used to analyze a wide variety of sample compositions from sodium to americium across the periodic table.

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Maximum sensitivity

The thin window Ag anode X-ray tube, designed and manufactured by Malvern Panalytical, ensures high quality and sensitivity. The selection of Ag anode material is ideal for the accurate quantification of phosphorus, sulfur and chlorine without interference of possible line overlaps in the XRF spectrum, leading to more reliable results. The 50 kV X-ray tube and generator is ideal for exciting heavier elements, resulting in faster analysis times.
Maximum sensitivity

Self-contained system

A built-in computer running Microsoft Windows 10 with a powerful CPU and 120 GB hard drive ensures flexibility to store and handle thousands of results. The high-resolution, 10.4” LCD touch screen is ideal for easy walk-up operation.

To operate the analyzer, plug into a standard mains connection, and it is ready to power on. 

Self-contained system

Easy communication

USB and network connections for use of standard computer peripherals for extended use, application development and seated operator or overhead projection during lectures.
Easy communication

Spillage protection

A spillage protection foil is in place to shield the delicate heart of the system. In case of spillage, the foil can be replaced easily by the operator.

Spillage protection


Sample handling X-ray tube Detector Software features
Highly repeatable sample positioning High-stability ceramic side window High-resolution, typical 135 eV Operator mode with big buttons for easy operation
Any sample with maximum dimensions of 15 x 12 x 10 cm (WxDxH) 50 micrometer thin window (Be) 8 micrometer thin window (Be) Advanced mode with many features
Spillage protection against liquids Silver anode, ideal for phosphorus and sulfur analysis High count rate detector capacity Stratos module
Max voltage 50 kV, ideal for heavier elements FingerPrinting module


Standards (Reference materials)


Accurate elemental analysis of RoHS restricted materials


Accurate analysis by XRF of toxic elements in polymers and plastics


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Epsilon software

Epsilon software is the XRF analysis software platform that is used with PANalytical’s range of Epsilon 1 and Epsilon 4 benchtop EDXRF systems.

Epsilon software


The software provides a rapid, simple and non-destructive means of analyzing coatings, surface layers and multi-layered structures.


Omnian software enables users to achieve the best possible analysis when dedicated methods or certified standards do not exist.



A FingerPrint software module combined with an Epsilon EDXRF system is ideal for material testing when analysis speed is important but the actual composition is not of interest.


Sample Preparation

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Solutions to maximize the return on your investment

To assure that your instrument remains in top condition and performs on the highest level, Malvern Panalytical offers a wide range of services. Our expertise and support services assure an optimal functioning of your instrument.


Service for a lifetime

  • Phone and remote support
  • Preventive maintenance and checkups
  • Flexible Customer Care Agreements
  • Performance certificates
  • Hardware and software upgrades
  • Local and global support


Adding value to your processes 

  • Sample preparation development/optimization
  • Analytical methodologies 
  • Turnkey solutions for XRD 
  • Operations via IQ/OQ/PQ, quality assurance (GLP, ISO17025) or round robins/inter laboratory studies
  • Automation of lab processes
  • Consultancy services

Training and education

  • Training on-site or at our competence centers
  • Broad range of basic and advanced courses on products, applications and software

Analytical services and calibration materials

  • Expert (XRF) analyses services
  • Oxides and trace analysis
  • Customized calibration materials