M4 TORNADO, 2D µ-XRF, Ultimate Speed and Accuracy

Life Science Application – Analyzing Daphnia

Micro-XRF offers the possibility to examine the element distribution in biological samples. Even the distribution of light elements down to Na can be detected in case of measurement in vacuum. The high excitation intensity and the large captured solid angle of fluorescence radiation results in the high count rates obtained with the M4 TORNADO. Measurements with the M4 TORNADO guarantee highest of spatial resolution and allow the detection of smallest traces.

The performed examination of two Daphnia samples demonstrates the capabilities of Micro-XRF to analyze biological specimens and to use the information on element composition e.g. for environmental control.

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