A 3 day course covering XRF theory, instrumentation and practical sessions to develop your own calibrations using SuperQ v5 software.

Course content

The main aspects covered during the course are the following:

Basic principles of the theory of X-rays

Hardware components and their function in conjunction with their optimal use

- Tubes and filters

- Collimators and crystals

- Detectors

Theoretical and practical aspects of calibration

Set-up of measuring programs and calibration procedures

Set-up and usage of calibration maintenance programs

Quantitative analysis and data management

Basic introduction in sample preparation techniques

Qualitative analysis

Basic principles of hardware maintenance