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  X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry Laboratory

The Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (EDXRF) is a multielemental technique, allowing the detection of elements from Na to U with high accuracy and reproducibility. The procedure requires only a small amount of sample (1-2g), which can be analyzed with little or even without any pre-treatment.

X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry Laboratory.


Due to its analytical capabilities, the EDXRF is particularly suitable for studies involving the quantification of an high number of chemical elements in a large number of samples, such as: pollution and geochemical studies.

The EDXRF unit allows the analysis of solid, powder and liquid samples with elemental concentration varying from mg/kg to 100%. The system is computer controlled and its automatic 16-position sample changer allows a fast throughput of the samples.

Moreover because of being completely non-destrutive, EDXRF is also the ideal technique for the analysis of objects with museological or archaeological interest.

Supported by a Technical Cooperation Program (International Atomic Energy Agency) a project has been approved to ugrade the spectrometer.