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Purchased in 2009. Featuring:     

  • A portable analyzer which can be battery operated
  • A non-destructive elemental analysis technique for quantification of nearly any element from Magnesium to Uranium
  • XFlash® Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) which provides high speed data acquisition
  • Software driven complete user control of the excitation conditions for optimal measurement conditions

Bruker Handheld XRF has been used widely across the campus as an elemental analysis device. Users include the faculty and students from Department of Chemistry, Department of Physics, Department of Biology, Department of Anthropology, and Department of Art History. Materials being analyzed range from the electrode and the semiconducting materials to the Indian artifacts and the coastal plants which have been exposed to the explosives.