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 […]

Detecting Low Level Gold by BRUKER pXRF

Portable PPB detector process to detect gold with pXRF

Historically, detecting low levels of gold in the field with pXRF has been a challenging process with no truly accessible methodologies available. Portable ppb Pty Ltd’s DetectORE™ technology brings compatibility for the detection of low-level gold by pXRF analysis. DetectORE™  is a patented technology to detect gold at low level concertation’s (<20 ppb) using a portable XRF such as […]

Rare Earth Elements: The most critical and strategic elements on the planet

Rare Earth Elements calibration screen S1 TITAN

Introduction The dominance of China in the rare earths industry has forced the USA, Russia, European Union, Japan, Australia, and other countries to formulate policies and implement strategies to ensure the 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 […]

Precision and Accuracy

precision and accuracy graphic

Precision and accuracy are two of the most important concepts to understand when thinking about pXRF technology. “Portable XRF instruments are precise but not accurate.” Automatically this statement can cause unease with portable XRF users, but it shouldn’t. Understanding precision and accuracy will help any portable XRF user embrace this statement! What is Precision? Precision […]

How to get the most from your data with the help of Certified Reference Material

How to get the most from your data with the help of Certified Reference Material (CRM) Certified Reference Materials (CRM) are of great assistance with portable XRF data Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QAQC). CRM’s provide a check for elemental concentrations, in addition to checking for low level contamination of the XRF instrument. A question […]

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