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How to Choose the Correct Aluminum Reference Material for your Application

[fa icon="calendar'] May 16, 2017 1:22:14 PM / by Charlie Hodges posted in XRF, aluminum Alloys, OE

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Aluminum reference materials are selected using several criteria:  by grade, by major elements, or by concentration specifications.  It can be a bit confusing to find the best reference material for your application.  In this post, I’ll describe various types of aluminum reference materials and offer some suggestions on choosing the best option to meet your objectives.

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6 Things to Consider when Making Pressed Pellets for XRF Analysis

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 28, 2017 7:23:47 AM / by Dave Coler posted in XRF, Sample Preparation, pressed pellets

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Introduction

XRF (X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry) is a chemical analysis tool commonly used for the quality control of raw materials and finished products in many industries including cement, mining and industrial minerals.  The capabilities of XRF instrumentation have advanced significantly in the past decade in both sensitivity and stability such that they are no longer the most important source of error in an analysis.  Sample preparation is now by far the most significant source of error in the analysis of materials by XRF.  Viewed from this perspective, it is clear that high quality sample preparation techniques and practices are the key to achieving consistent and reliable analytical results.

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New Product Release: IARM 282A and 4F

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2017 12:43:49 PM / by Dave Coler posted in XRF, metal alloys, stainless steel alloys, Haynes alloys

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LGC ARMI is pleased to announce the release of two new standards, IARM 282A and IARM 4F.    

These reference materials are available in three different forms depending on your analytical technique; 38mm diamater x 3mm thickness for XRF, 38mm diameter x 19mm thickness for arc spark OES or as chips for analysis by ICP or AA.

Download the Certificates  IARM 282A 

IARM 4F

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Top 5 XRF Reference Textbooks

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 27, 2017 10:29:46 AM / by Dave Coler posted in XRF, Sample Preparation, Certified Reference Materials

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XRF or X-Ray Fluorescence spectrometry is an elegant chemical analysis technique used frequently in many industries for quality control of materials and R&D.  Despite its widespread use in industry, it is an analytical technique rarely encountered by students in colleges and universities, especially in the United States.   The rare exceptions to this are the geology departments in a few institutions where the technique is still used for geochemical studies. 

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The 5 most common ways to prepare samples for XRF analysis

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 24, 2017 1:42:55 PM / by Dave Coler posted in XRF, Sample Preparation

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Sample Preparation for XRF Analysis

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The 5 most common ways to prepare samples for XRF analysis

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 24, 2017 9:19:51 AM / by Dave Coler posted in XRF, Sample Preparation

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Sample Preparation for XRF Analysis

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Top 5 XRF Reference Textbooks

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 23, 2017 3:47:22 PM / by Dave Coler posted in XRF, Sample Preparation, Certified Reference Materials

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XRF or X-Ray Fluorescence spectrometry is an elegant chemical analysis technique used frequently in many industries for quality control of materials and R&D.  Despite its widespread use in industry, it is an analytical technique rarely encountered by students in colleges and universities, especially in the United States.   The rare exceptions to this are the geology departments in a few institutions where the technique is still used for geochemical studies. 

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