Accurate elemental analysis of NiFeCo alloys
Special steels, high-temperature alloys and superalloys are used in a wide variety of high-performance components for their characteristics such as durability, hardness, temperature stability and corrosion resistance. The production of high-specification steels requires process and quality control with very strict tolerances. The challenges of analyzing a large variety of alloying elements with wide ranges of concentrations by XRF are well known to the metals industry. In particular, the matrix corrections needed and the large number of reference materials required for high-quality results are generally a concern.
The Metals edition of Zetium with NiFeCo-FP is the solution to these challenges. PANalytical’s Fundamental Parameter (FP) matrix correction algorithm is used to provide a single application program for wide-range alloys analysis of up to 21 elements.