Senior Research Scientist
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The Niton XL5 Plus Handheld XRF Analyzer, supplied by Holger Hartmann AS, is a versatile and productive tool for elemental analysis.


The instrument is powerful, and yet light and handy to provide an outstanding performance for especially lightweight elements when operated correctly.

This insturment uses the non-destructive XRF (X-ray fluorescence) technique, where the surface of a sample is bombarded with X-rays to emit secondary X-rays, characteristic to the elements on the surface. These signals are detected and processed to supply the composition of the sample surface on the screen or a connected computer within minutes.

Field of use:

  • Quick identification of the composition on sample surfaces.
  • Broad range of materials with a single analyser with very low detection limits.
  • Detects all elements between (and including) Mg and U in the periodic table.

Complimentary equipment:

  • May connect to a computer to easier automatize and remote control the analysis.
  • Comes with a scaffold as well as a sample chamber.