Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.’s Ultra Performance Packages for improved light element analysis combine a portable X-ray fluorescence (FPXRF) analyzer with a larger silicon drift detector (SDD), unique, field-portable sample preparation tools and a helium (He) purge option. The company says that Ultra Performance Packages can include:
- A Thermo Scientific XL3t Ultra XRF analyzer that is purpose-built for mining and exploration analyses, including a larger silicon drift detector for higher resolution and superior light element analyses.
- Field-portable sample preparation tools that can create powders out of larger rocks and samples to optimize particle distribution and can deliver pressed pellet samples with the correct presentation and depth for optimal FPXRF analysis.
- A He purge system to displace air in the gaps between the sample and the detector that can make it difficult to “see” light elements.