XRF is used as the major analytical technique in various application fields and can be used to test the quality of various materials.
The Webinar will focus on various applications used to test the quality of a wide range of materials. The most important is the sample preparation of the various types of materials to obtain accurate and precise results.
During the analysis of powders by XRF, sample inhomogeneity due to segregation, grain size, and mineralogical effects influence the intensity and cause errors. The fusion method is beneficial in that the matrix and mineralogy are destroyed. This method means a laboratory only requires one calibration method for the analysis of a wide range of elements.
The analytical considerations are discussed when setting up the analytical method.
Some materials like ferro alloys , sulphide and carbides require a oxidation fusion.
The fusion method is a reference method that can be used to certify inhouse secondary reference materials for your laboratory. Advantages of fusion:
- Analysis error due to grain size and mineralogy removed
- Matrix effect is reduced due to dilution
- Standards can be prepared synthetically
- Wide oxide calibration to analyse all sample types (oxides, non-oxides including metals, sulphides, carbides, and graphite)
- Analytical accuracy is improved for a variety of samples broadening possible applications by fusion
- Wide oxide fusion method can be setup to analyse all materials in your laboratory
During the 45-minute Webinar you will be hosted by an XRF Specialist from Rigaku on the accurate analysis of the various materials. During the Webinar Rigaku will show you how to develop and setup a fusion method and what to consider when fusing different materials like ferro alloys, sulfide and carbide materials that require oxidation. The webinar concludes with a Q&A session — your chance to put any specific questions you have.
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Born in Salisbury, Zimbabwe, Carmen's passion for science led to a career in analytical chemistry. Initially interested in chemical engineering, she switched to analytical chemistry after an impressive stint in X-ray fluorescence technology.
As an XRF Application Scientist at Rigaku Europe SE, Carmen excelled in customer support and technical solutions, driven by her belief that science shapes the future. She oversaw the installation of seven XRF spectrometers at 19 PPC Cement plants in Africa, improving quality testing.
Carmen achieved ISO 17025 accreditation for XRF spectrometry and sample preparation as pressed powder and fusion, demonstrating her commitment to precision. Her expertise in various analytical techniques made her a valuable asset to the cement industry.
One of her most memorable moments was leading a technical team on a calibration trip to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, highlighting her dedication to the advancement of science.
With a career spanning more than 19 years, Carmen has left a lasting mark on analytical chemistry and continues to inspire progress.