Assaying, Microscopy, Mineralogy & XRF/XRD

Assaying, Microscopy, Mineralogy & XRF/XRD

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Mini XRF (6 replies)

David
6 years ago
David 6 years ago

Is there such a thing as a mini XRF, I mean an XRF with dimension around 10cm x 10cm x 10cm?

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(unknown)
6 years ago
(unknown) 6 years ago

There is certainly "small" portable XRF instruments available, but not quite that small. What is your application that requires these dimensions?

(unknown)
6 years ago
(unknown) 6 years ago

Such a size is not a standard market product - it would probably offer poor performance due to optics limitations. Maybe it exists in the military or aerospace field, but a mini XRF will probably come with a hefty price tag.

(unknown)
6 years ago
(unknown) 6 years ago

As others have mentioned, this is not a standard size and there are no widely commercialized products with this dimension- the physics packages all tend to be larger in at least one dimension than you specify. Recent advances in X-ray tube size would likely make this dimension possible with some creative engineering- and an appropriately scaled cost.

Helena Russell
6 years ago
Helena Russell 6 years ago

See http://moxtek.com/ and Amptek sells parts to build your own XRF.  http://www.amptek.com/products/complete-xrf-experimenters-kit/ This might offer the flexibility you need.

(unknown)
6 years ago
(unknown) 6 years ago

Great stuff, and not so big, but there are some optical constraints when designing an instrument from components.

(unknown)
6 years ago
(unknown) 6 years ago

INEL makes a mini XRD close to these dimensions.

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