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Using XRF analysis for geological samples

Using XRF analysis for geological samples

Application Notes SP028: Grinding and pulverizing
Apparatus: 8530 Shatterbox®
Application: XRF analysis

A crucial part of geological studies is the analysis of rocks, minerals and other

solid samples. X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is regularly utilized for the elemental

analysis of solid geological samples. Proper sample preparation is vital to

ensure that XRF results are accurate and reproducible.


This article describes the important aspects of sample preparation for XRF,

and how SPEX® SamplePrep can help you to prepare samples efficiently and

accurately in order to attain reliable XRF results.