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Standard XRF and MiniPal/Epsilon 3 training course

Standard XRF and MiniPal/Epsilon 3 training course

The aim of this training course is to get familiarized with PANalytical’s MiniPal 4 and Epsilon 3, benchtop ED X-ray fluorescence spectrometer. A brief explanation on how the spectrometer works and what tools are inside to optimize the measurement procedure will be part of the training. However emphasis is put on qualitative and quantitative analysis. The set-up of measurement programs, calibrations as well as measurement procedures and data handling are the basics of the course. Explanations and practical sessions follow each other to get familiarized with the software. A session on sample preparation and troubleshooting as well as first line maintenance are part of the training.

Course content

The main aspects covered during the course are the following:

  • Basic principles of the theory of X-rays
  • Hardware components and their function in conjunction with their optimal use
    o Tubes and filters
    o Detectors and resolution
  • Qualitative analysis
  • Theoretical and Practical aspects of calibration
  • Set-up of measuring programs and calibration procedures
  • Quantitative analysis and data management
  • Basic introduction in sample preparation techniques
  • Use of Omnian software for standardless analysis of samples
  • Sources of errors and parameters to improve the measurement results
  • Basic principles of hardware maintenance

Course details

Language: English
Course duration: 5 days
Number of participants: minimum - 3, maximum – 12

Requirements: Some experience with XRF is highly recommended.

  • Standard XRF and MiniPal/Epsilon 3 training course
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 12 March 2018, 00:00 - 16 March 2018, 00:00
  • UTC+02:00 Africa/Harare

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