Shimadzu introduces its improved compact tabletop energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence
The EDX-720 is released with improved sensitivity for Lead (Pb) and Cadmium (Cd)
which are most important elements for the environmental analysis of green product
(see RoHS below). Furthermore, EDX-720 also has new attractive functions such as
the auto-selection of suitable calibration curve (e.g. PE/PVC calibration curve),
the auto-reduced measurement time or the report generator for the RoHS/WEEE analysis.
Analysis using X-rays
Energy Dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (EDX) is the instrument to perform
qualitative and quantitative element analysis in the range from 6C/11Na
to 92U and is the ideal tools for non-destructive applications. EDX is
used in many different applications areas in the chemical, electronic and food industries
as well as refineries. It can be used with solid, powder and liquid samples. This
is achieved by applying X-ray to the sample and then analysing the re-emitted element
characteristic fluorescent X-ray. Security functions effectively prevent exposure
to X-rays at all times.