Thermo Scientific™

ARL™ QUANT'X EDXRF Spectrometer

 Related applications: Spectroscopy Elemental Isotope Analysis

Get composition data on virtually any sample in minutes. The Thermo Scientific™ ARL™ QUANT'X EDXRF Spectrometer provides major, minor and trace element quantification across the broadest range of samples, including bulk solids, granules, powders, thin films and liquids. Featuring standardless software and accessories, this complete benchtop EDXRF (Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence) system meets the elemental analysis needs of central and contract laboratories, as well as the environmental monitoring, chemicals, mining, forensics, food, cement and metals industries.

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The ARL QUANT'X EDXRF spectrometer offers the ultimate in performance, versatility and reliability of elemental analysis. Its compact desktop design, close-coupled optics and advanced electrically cooled detectors allow for unsurpassed analytical precision in a wide dynamic range from ppm to percent elemental concentrations.

The ARL QUANT’X EDXRF has become even more powerful! It is now fitted with one of the latest generation SDD detectors. Fitted with a thin window and capable of handling high count rates at excellent resolutions, it brings superior performance across the periodic table, from light to heavy elements. Compared to the Si(Li) based ARL QUANT’X, the new version shows better sensitivities across the periodic table effectively improving precision and detection limits by a factor 2. Alternatively the counting time can be reduced by factor four on average!

Advanced Technology

  • Latest generation silicon drift detector (SDD).

  • Advanced Digital Pulse Processing (DPP) technology.

  • High-performance, multi-element analysis.

  • Optional Thermo Scientific™ UniQuant™ software for superior standardless analysis.

Main Features

  • Exceptional sensitivity for trace analysis.

  • High measurement throughput for process control.

  • Advanced analytical algorithms for atypical materials.

  • Outstanding sample-handling flexibility.

  • Mechanical simplicity and reliability.

  • Compact footprint and ease of transport for field measurements.

  • Rapid, easy installation and complete on-site customization.

  • Complete laboratory start-up package included.

  • Allows sample analysis in air, vacuum and helium.

  • Proven hardware and all-inclusive software.

  • On-site, collaborative method development.

  • Full technical applications support.

  • Expertise across hundreds of applications.

  • Large sample chamber, camera, and wide range of collimators.

Powerful, Easy to Use Thermo Scientific WinTrace Software

  • Standardless and semi-standardless analysis.

  • Fundamental Parameters (FP) and empirical methods with standards.

  • Multi-layer thickness and composition.

  • Unlimited elements, unlimited number of standards.

  • Simple results transmission to external computer or LIMS.
  • Support of nine languages and more.
  • Multiple excitation conditions with automated operation.

Optional UniQuant Advanced Standardless Analysis

  • Going further than any other FP analysis, the optional UniQuant program collects all emission lines of all possible elements from fluorine to uranium. This complete spectral profile of the sample allows UniQuant to automatically correct for all possible overlap and background effects, which are especially complex in energy-dispersive spectra.

  • All elements are always analyzed.

  • Each sample’s unique physical properties, i.e. area, height, and mass are included in the calculation.

  • Long-term changes in X-ray tube output are corrected.

  • A variety of selectable reporting levels and formats present the results clearly for any type of user.

  • UniQuant comes completely pre-calibrated and ready for use.

Recommended for

Forensics and trace element analysis

Gemstones, precious metals and jewelry analysis 

RoHS / WEEE screening for toxins in plastics

Oil industry products

Plastics and polymers

Environmental applications

Waste sludges and used oils

Nutritional supplements

Soil contamination and other environmental screening

Monitoring corrosion of cooling water circuits

Cement, feed and alternative fuels

Metallurgical slags and mining ores

Catalysts and chemicals

Thin films on filters

Aerosol particulate filters


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