Micro-XRF on SEM

Determination of Metals and Hazardous Elements in Polymers

Polymers are often engineered to suit a specific purpose. This includes the use of metals and minerals as additives. Or they are recycled from materials of often unknown origin. QUANTAX Micro-XRF can be used to both detect elements, even in traces, and map their distribution in polymers. This application demonstrates the analytical performance of the system on a polymer standard spiked with traces of several critical elements.