Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer


Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer

The instrument is utilized for real-time, non-destructive determination of analytes in various media. Calibrations have been created for utilization in lithogeochemistry, the geochemistry of surficial materials (e.g., soil, till, stream sediment), and determination of metals in metal-rich samples (e.g., ores, concentrates). User fees apply for utilization and negotiated with the facility. It has been utilized in the evaluation or rock geochemistry in mineral exploration, exploration geochemistry, surficial material chemistry, and sourcing of artifacts in archeological studies.

The instrument is a bench top instrument with Ta X-ray tube and a large area silicon drift detector (SDD).


Research Facility

MUN PXRF-NIR/SWIR-Microscopy Lab
Memorial University
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

Lab is equipped with an Innov-X X5000 benchtop portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) spectrometer, TerraSpec 2 near infrared-shortwave infrared (NIR-SWIR) portable spectrometer, and Nikon LV100 and AZ-100 petrographic microscopes. the pXRF and NIR-SWIR spectrometers allow real-time, non-destructive geochemical and mineralogical analysis of materials. Microscopic instruments are traditional instruments for non-destructive geological material characterization, mineral and mineral textural identification. 

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Engineering - Agricultural, Forest, Environmental, Mining, Mineral
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Marine/Ocean Sciences
  • Education
  • Environmental Technologies and Related Services
  • Mining, Minerals and Metals
  • Ocean Industries

Industry Liaison Officer

Matt Grimes
Technology Commercialization Officer


Stephen Piercey Primary Contact

Date submitted: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 1:25 PM
Date updated: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 1:25 PM

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