Clinics & Workshops


LXCG London X-ray Consulting Group

Sample Preparation Workshop

Matrix effects such as grain size effect, mineral, and chemical effects and specimen surface conditions are the most common causes of inaccurate XRF analysis results. Correct sample preparation technique will drastically reduce matrix effects and minimize analytical errors.

This workshop will provide an overview of common sample preparation techniques – borate fusion, powder braquetting, surface conditioning, and cryogenic milling, currently used in XRF analysis. Practical hands-on exercises supplement lectures.

Sample Preparation Workshop Outline:

     Sampling & Specimen Preparation

     Pressed Powder Pellet Technique

     Sample Preparation for Metals and Liquids

     Borate Fusion Techniques

     Invited Guest Lectures

     Sample Preparation Demonstration & Hands-on

Where: Hamilton College Clinton, NY 13323

When: TBD, 2023

Useful Links:

     Workshop Course Outline

     London X-ray Consulting Group

     Hamilton College