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XRF training (USA)

X-ray fluorescence software and applications training

Course Outline

  • Principles and theory of XRF spectrometry
    • X-ray excitation and fundamental properties
    • XRF spectral characteristics
    • Basics on absorption and enhancement effects
    • Excitation, diffraction, detection, pulse height discrimination
    • Spectrometer components, functions, and features
  • Instrument operation and maintenance
    • Routine inspection
    • Spectrometer status tools
    • Safety
    • Guidance from Rigaku's maintenance team
    • Hands-on instrument demonstration
    • Q&A
  • Sample preparation techniques
    • Lab demonstration
    • Common errors
  • Qualitative analysis methods
    • Application templates and parameters
    • Qualitative measuring conditions
    • Data collection strategies
  • Semi-quantitative calculation methods
    • Qualitative data handling tools
    • Approaches to refining SQX results
  • Quantitative analysis methods
    • Application development techniques
    • Measurement optimization for emission lines
    • Calibration methods
    • Overlap and matrix corrections
    • Drift and check samples
  • Selected advanced topics for applications development and ZSX software tools
    • Analysis strategies for additional materials
    • Advanced features and methods

Hands-on Rigaku ZSX software practice throughout the course

  • Learn with preloaded applications
  • Develop/troubleshoot applications
  • Data processing practice
  • Utilities and additional features

COVID-19 Update: We are continuing our efforts to remain open while maintaining all employees and customers as safe as possible by following the CDC’s health guidelines. 

Note: If you are looking for training on the NEX line of EDXRF analyzers, please contact Scott Fess