M1 MISTRAL, Compact Tabletop µ-XRF Spectrometer

A Wide Range of Applications

Analyzing jewelry

Deviations from given concentrations for samples with different gold content
Jewelry to be analyzed for gold content (© Fotosearch)

The monetary value of pieces of jewelry is in many cases determined by their precious metal content. Therefore elemental analysis - including quantification - is of great importance for these samples. More info

Comparing different detectors for analysis with the M1 MISTRAL

Deviations from given concentrations for samples with different gold content
Spectra measured with SDD (red) and prop counter (blue)

The M1 MISTRAL is equipped with high-performance silicon drift detector (SDD) technology. This application example compares the SDD detector with another detector type used in Micro-XRF spectrometers, the proportional counter (PC). More info 

Coating analysis

Deviations from given concentrations for samples with different gold content
Metal coating of bathroom faucet (© Fotolia)

Many different types of coatings can be analyzed with the M1 MISTRAL. Applications range from general manufactured goods, to PCB, microelectronics and jewelry coatings. More info

Finding traces of other metals in gold

Deviations from given concentrations for samples with different gold content
Spectra of gold samples with different silver content

It is a common task in gold analysis to distinguish different grades of purity. This application demonstrates the Micro-XRF spectrometer's suitability for precious metals analysis. More info