Using BRUKER ELEMENTAL’s free seminars (link) researchers can invite our scientists to explain with hands on group demonstration how XRF works and how it can be used to perform cutting edge elemental determinations. XRF is well suited to analyze the composition of ancient alloys and recently new reference material was created to enable more quantitative work, which will one day in the near future enable us to understand better how metal was worked and processed in the past.
- (use link to compositional analysis of cu… from newsletter)
EDS Microanalysis, although invasive for the sample, is used extensively as a forensic and material science research tool:
- Practical Spectrum Imaging
- Rapid Collection for Routine Analysis webinar ( link ) summarizes the applications!
- EDS data obtained from an SEM on meteoritic materials and micro XRF allows researcher to trace them back to sources outside of our solar system.
(Webinar on: X-ray Expeditions into Geosciences and Mining)
Vibrational spectroscopy, in all of its instrumental setups, allow us to ID the chemical compounds and functional groups present in an organic sample. Raman spectroscopy furthermore enables to identify the mineralogical composition, and unlike XRD which is a destructive technique when not used with 2D detectors, it can determine compounds non-invasively.
- Link to webinar on optics page Utilization of Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy for the Chemical Analysis of Art-20090610 1603