XRF – Rigaku Primus II

Rigaku Primus II X-ray Fluorescence spectrometer
Funded by the Knut & Alice Wallenburg Foundation, installed in 2007, provides particularly accurate major element (oxide) analyses, with good reproducibility and precision for most trace elements. Such chemical analyses are used for a variety of studies, from experimental mineralogy and micro-structural analysis to igneous and metamorphic petrology.





Phoenix autofuser
Samples are prepared for analysis using pulverized rock powder mixed with lithium metaborate flux at 5:2, which facilitates fusing. Our Phoenix autofuser allows us to fuse four samples simultaneously and insures uniform preparation of fused glass disks for XRF analysis.

Our standard element suite includes the 10 major elements (Si, Al, Ti, Fe, Mn, Ca, Mg, K, Na, P) and 18 standard trace elements (Sc, V, Ni, Cr, Ba, Sr, Zr, Y, Rb, Nb, Ga, Cu, Zn, Pb, La, Ce, Th, Nd).  

For more information, contact:
Victoria Pease +46 (0)8 674 73 21

Department of Geological Sciences
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