Qualitative and quantitative elemental analysis

Elemental analysis for process and quality control

Thermo Scientific optical emission spectrometry, X-ray diffraction, and X-ray fluorescence instruments meet the needs of analytical laboratories serving applications as diverse as metallurgy, mining, geology and geochemistry, petroleum, polymers, glass and ceramics, semiconductors, paints and chemicals, forensics investigations, and environmental applications.

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Elemental analysis methods

Perform rapid elemental analysis of solid metallic samples with optical emission spectrometry using Arc/Spark excitation. This technique meets the most demanding analysis needs of the metals industry from production control to R&D, from incoming material inspection to scrap sorting.

Achieve rapid material characterization to ensure product chemistry specifications are met. X-Ray Fluorescence technology is the gold-standard for accurate, nondestructive elemental analysis in a wide range of applications including cement, metals, mining, petroleum, chemicals, environmental and food. 

Quickly obtain detailed structural and phase information of materials using x-ray diffraction, a versatile, nondestructive analytical technique. XRD analysis provides high-performance results in a wide range of industrial and research applications including academic research, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, polymers, semiconductors, thin films, metals and minerals.

Use the power of XRF technology when and where you need it, in virtually any location, field environment, or weather condition. Our portable analyzers provide rapid, reliable chemical identification and material verification for actionable data and quick decision making in the field.

Featured elemental analysis on-demand webinars

Advanced XRF Applications in Geochemistry and Mining Analysis
Discover how WDXRF can be used with standard-less analysis and fully calibrated methods, along with small spot and mapping, to create a complete profile of the mineralogy of geochemical and mining samples.

Increased Analysis Sensitivity and Safety for Liquids
Learn about advancements in XRF instrumentation to provide not only enhanced analysis and system safety but also increased sensitivity, resolution, and limits of detection for liquids analysis, e.g. in petroleum industry.  

Achieve the Best Online Accuracy Possible in Cement Analysis
Watch this webinar to discover how the performance of an online analyzer can be monitored and kept in analytical alignment with the onsite laboratory X-ray fluorescence (XRF) system thanks to a unique software tool.

Webinar Series: Materials Science Analysis with XRD and XRF
Explore this on demand series of 5 webinars on materials science applications using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF). Each webinar is 30 minutes or less, covering applications:

  • Enhance your oil and gas solutions through X-ray diffraction
  • Enhancing productivity and value of mineral sources using XRD and XRF
  • Teaching elemental and structural analysis of materials
  • Ensuring safer and effective pharmaceutical formulations by X-ray diffraction
  • Ensuring quality and safety of polymers
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