Handheld/Mobile/Portable XRF Spectrometers

Handheld / portable X-ray fluorescent (XRF) analyzers have the capability to non-destructively quantify or qualify nearly any element from Magnesium to Uranium, depending on the instrument configuration.

How Handheld XRF Works: A Step-by-Step Guide

XRF is an acronym for x-ray fluorescence, a process whereby electrons are displaced from their atomic orbital positions, releasing a burst of energy that is characteristic of a specific element. This release of energy is then registered by the detector in the XRF instrument, which in turn categorizes the energies by element.

Find out more by reading our guide to the science behind handheld XRF. 

Applications of Handheld XRF

Art, Conservation & Archaeology

Bruker has become the defacto choice for art and archaeometry applications, thanks to its capacity for completely non-destructive elemental identification. Portable XRF means art, such as frescoes, or components of hard-to-reach archaeological sites can be analyzed in the field allowing us to learn more about their history.
Rock characterization with portable mineral analyzers

Portable Elemental Analysis of Minerals

Bruker’s portable and handheld XRF for minerals allows you to perform on-site real time element analysis of mineralogical and geological samples.
portable alloy analyzers

PMI and Alloy Analysis

When it comes to Positive Material Identification (PMI), Bruker provides a fast, easy and completely non-destructive analysis method for every metal component: XRF PMI guns, also called handheld alloy analyzers.

Whatever industry you are in, alloy component reliability, traceability, and safety are of the utmost importance. 

Soil being collected for analysis

On-Site Soil Analysis 

Portable XRF analyzers  have become the instrument of choice for soils analysis when characterizing, remediating and monitoring contaminated soil sites. With just 30-60 seconds per sample, fast, accurate data can be obtained in hours rather than weeks, ensuring that your project meets its deadline and does not go over budget.  XRF is nondestructive. Sampling density is the key factor in profiling contamination.
XRF sulfur analyzer

Portable Sulfur Analyzers

Handheld/portable XRF for elemental analysis of fuels, oils and other petrochemicals.

Bruker’s portable sulfur analyzers are the tool of choice for quick screening of sulfur in aviation or maritime fuel oil (compliance with MARPOL regulations).

Fresh produce to be analyed

Food Safety Analysis 

Bruker’s portable XRF solutions offer multi-element analysis with off-the-shelf or customized methods to provide actionable results at any stage of the food production process – from the presence of required elemental nutrients to threats from elemental and metal contaminants.