Exploring Rare Earth Elements
Demand for Rare Earth Elements (REE) continues to increase as the globe migrates to renewable energy. Exploration for REE have significantly increased over the last 18 months to meet this increasing demand. In order to match this demand for REE exploration, Portable Spectral Services (PSS) has developed a REE Index for use on portable-XRF instruments, providing […]
A Guide to Portable XRF Calibrations
The portable XRF has many calibration options, which are designed to analyse a wide variety of materials. With so many on offer it is easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to choose the best calibration option for your application. This is why Portable Spectral Services are going back to calibration basics and looking into what […]
Rare Earth Elements: The most critical and strategic elements on the planet
Introduction The dominance of China in the rare earths industry has forced the USA, Russia, European Union, Japan, Australia, and other counties to formulate policies and implement strategies to ensure security and sustainability of rare earth elements (REE) to reduce dependency on Chinese supplies. Notably, in 2020 the European Union’s report on critical raw materials […]
Detecting the Undetectable: Lithium Calibration by Portable XRF
An important part of using a portable XRF (pXRF) is the correct licencing of the instrument in the state where it is being used. This ensures that the instruments are being used safely and responsibly and can vary from state to state within Australia.