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Aims & Benefits.

Micro-XRF scanning is a versatile tool used to quickly acquire qualitative and quantitative chemical data.

The ability to identify various unknown chemical and textural features after a few hours of scanning with no sample preparation required highlights the benefits of this new technology.

The aims of the micro-XRF vary from project to project. The diversity of this technology is what truly benefits the user, as parameters enable bigger and better data, results and project outcomes. 

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Micro-XRF provides a cost effective way of understanding unknown samples. Identify unknown features of organic and inorganic materials after a few hours of scanning.

  • Identify various unknowns such as;

    • mineralogical

    • compositional

    • textural

    • chemical


  • Can be used for;

    • point and shoot,

    • line analysis

    • relative abundance maps

    • concentration maps

    • mineral maps

    • identify single grains

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Overcome Previous 

Overcome Previous Limitations

Alternative methods such as SEM-EDS analysers are costly, and involve extensive sample preparation and carbon coating with long wait times.​​

  • Analyse a huge variety of samples, be it fossils, thin sections, food, crayfish etc. the possibilities are monumental

  • Minimal or no sample preparation

  • Easy set-up and automation for multiple samples

  • The micro-XRF produces comparable results within hours

Micro- XRF offers new possibilities: 

  • Low cost in comparison to other methods of analysis

  • Create large data sets easily with AMECS software

  • Quick turnaround for results

  • Identify mineral phases by X-ray analysis without price or  of SEM or complexity of SEM analysis

  • Centimetre scale mineral analysis with micrometre resolution

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Analysis Benefits

Analysis Benefits

  • Non-destructive

  • Samples require little to no preparation for examination

  • No carbon coating required

  • Versatile range of sample types e.g. solids, particles, liquids, coatings, etc.

  • Customisable spot sizes down to 25 µm

  • Chamber up to 35 x 65 cm

  • Mapping size up to 16 x 19 cm

  • Qualitative and quantitative analyses

  • Detection limits down to ppm levels to accurately analyse the abundance of major, minor and trace elements

  • Samples can be even and/ or irregular in shape

  • Can be used for point and shoot, line analysis, relative abundance maps, concentration maps and mineral maps

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Software Benefits


  • Large data sets can be handled easily by the software.

    • Sample files with over 500,000 pixels can be reprocessed in minutes, including images, spectra, mineral identification and classification data.

    • Easy export of processed data for ease of reporting 

    • Offline processing, customised mineral groupings and reclassification available

Discover AMICS

Advanced Mineral Identification and Classification Software

Blending the needs of academics, researchers, industry professionals, this software is ideal for visualising and quantifying data. 

  • Measurements based on backscattered electron (BSE) image​​


  • Simple setup of measurements, with automation of multiple samples 

  • Broad mineral database (2000+ minerals) for accurate and swift identification

Bruker's latest software package that automatically

identifies and quantifies minerals and synthetic phases. 

  • The AMICS software supplies the ability to ascertain;

    • modal mineralogy

    • mineral distribution

    • calculated assay of geological samples

  • Advanced image analysis allows;

    • particle segmentation

    • mineral boundary identification

    • particle separation

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