AppNote XRF1098: Fundamental Parameter Method Using the Simultix 15
The multi-channel X-ray fluorescence spectrometer “Simultix15” enables simultaneous measurement of all elements in samples, which makes it ideal for process control in production lines where extremely rapid analysis is required.
Fe, Ni and Co based alloys, including high-temperature alloys, tool steel, and stainless steel, have broad ranges of concentrations for many elements. These alloys are analyzed for production control by X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry. Numerous calibration curves must be prepared when using the empirical calibration method, even if matrix corrections are introduced, because of strong inter-element absorption and enhancement effects.