Analysis of the elemental composition of nanomaterials by X-ray fluorescence
In this introductory webinar we will discuss the importance of controlling the elemental composition of nanomaterials and demonstrate how X-ray fluorescence (XRF) can easily be used for a quick (semi-quantitative) screening as well as for an accurate quantification of major and minor elements that are present in a sample. XRF has the advantage of being a non-destructive technique that can determine elemental compositions from small (tens of milligrams) as well as large (several grams) sample amounts. It can be applied to virtually all forms of materials, such as nanopowders, liquid nanoparticle dispersions and solid nanocomposites and yields representative data. The webinar targets nanomaterial researchers in academia and industry, as well as process and quality control managers of industrial nanomaterial producers.