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

Analytical accuracy of the M1 MISTRAL

Deviations from given concentrations for samples with different gold content
Deviations from given gold concentrations

This application deals with the attainable accuracy of quantification with the M1 MISTRAL, using jewelry as an example, looking at both standard-based and standardless analysis of samples with different gold content. 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 available with two detector types: with prop counter (PC) or with silicon drift detector (SDD). This application example compares these options with another detector type used in Micro-XRF spectrometers, the PIN diode. 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

Investigating repeatability and stability of measurements

Deviations from given concentrations for samples with different gold content
Temperature dependence of excitation stability

Repeatability, reproducibility and stability are as important parameters as an instrument's accuracy. This application discusses these parameters for the M1 MISTRAL. More info

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