The Tracer 5 pXRF spectrometer series


Ideal for Methods Development, Research and Complex Materials.

Recommended for universities, art galleries, and museums. The Tracer 5 series is the high value in-situ pXRF performer synchronizing power, function, precision, and accuracy for dynamic, field capable laboratory-like elemental analysis.

  • Product Specifications
    DisplayHigh performance 3.7" Interactive touchscreen
    Collimator Options3mm or 8mm
    Data Storage & TransferData storage card, I/O ports, WIFI and Bluetooth connectivity to save and transmit data from the field
    Integrated CameraInternal VGA CMOS camera with ability to store up to 5 photos per assay
    Weight1.9kg with battery
    DimensionsL27.3 x W9.4 x H29.5cm
    DetectorProprietary 40mm2 silicon drift detector with < 140 eV @ 250,000 cps Mn Kα
    X-ray TubeRh target thin window; max voltage 50 kV
    Filter ChangerSelectable automated internal 5 position primary beam filter changer wheel with pre-installed filters; manual insertion filter/secondary target slot for factory or user-made filters; two manual filter holders
    Vacuum Pump AttachmentAllows doe enhanced light element sensitivity
    Gas Flow ChamberAllows for the measurement of gases down to Ne
    StandDesktop application stand included
  • Models

    The TRACER 5g incorporates a new detector with a 1 μm graphene window. The graphene window replaces the traditional 8 μm beryllium window.

    This ground-breaking window is one of the first commercial uses for graphene, an advanced material composed of atomic layers of carbon atoms arranged in hexagonal lattices. While the graphene is extremely thin its unique structure makes it extremely strong.

    The graphene window has higher transmission of X-rays throughout the energy spectrum and dramatically improves the transmission for light elements:

    • 3X sensitivity for Sodium (Na)1
    • 2X sensitivity for Magnesium (Mg)1
    • 300 ppm Detection Limit for Na with He2
    • 100 ppm Detection limit for Mg with He2
    • Detection of Fluorine (F)

    The TRACER 5i allows complete user control of the excitation conditions. These can be developed using recommended settings in the software or user preferences.

    • Current
    • Voltage
    • Automated filter
    • Manual filter
    • Sample spot size
    • Vacuum, Helium or air

    The TRACER 5i settings and measurements can be controlled on the pXRF or with Artax™ advanced spectral analysis PC software, via WiFi or USB.

    Users can also develop their own calibrations with EasyCal PC software for empirical correlations. These can be transferred to the TRACER 5i operating system for point-and-shoot tests.

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