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