Bruker's TRACER 5 series is small and highly portable, and can be used in the lab or in-situ. You can take the Tracer to a fresco in Italy, a cave painting in Mexico, or a painting hanging in a museum gallery. The Tracer series can analyze a large variety of different inorganic pigment samples to garner basic information about their composition, including:
- Raw pigment chunks or powders
- Mineral samples
- Pigment/paint on rock surface
- Pigment/paint on ceramic (If pigment is covered in a Pb glaze, pigment analysis may not be possible)
- Pigment/paint on canvas, gesso, etc.
- Pigment/dye on textiles
- Pigment in colored glass
- Pigment/ink on paper
- Pigment on organic samples such as animal hide, human skin (non-living only), wood, etc.
Most importantly, XRF (x-ray fluorescence) is a non-destructive analytical technique, which allows you to use it on the most sensitive samples without worrying about your object’s safety. Used in hundreds of museums and universities worldwide, the most precious paintings and archaeological samples are entrusted to the TRACER 5 every day. Contact our experts to find out how Bruker can help you meet your analytical challenges!