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The Itrax instruments allow you to get a clear view of how different chemical elements are distributed along samples like drill cores, sediment cores and wood samples. All elements from Al (Mg) and heavier can be determined,

The Itrax XRF Corescanner is a versatile research tool for analysis of metals from Al (Mg) to U in drill cores and sediment cores. It offers an unmatched combination of analytical flexibility and capacity.

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The Itrax Drillcore Scanner is a XRF scanner for routine scanning of metals in rock drill cores. It can quantitate the amount of all elements from Aluminium (Mg) to Uranium precisely and with very high capacity.

The Itrax Multiscanner is dedicated to analysis of density and elemental content of wood, applying x-ray radiography and XRF.

The chemical elements that can be detected with these instruments include but are not limited to important elements like Al, Si, K, Ca Ti, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Sr, Ba and Pb. Also more odd elements like the Rare Earth Elements and many more can be determined, in any concentration from bulk and down to the PPM level. This refers to all metals except the very lightest ones, like Al. These instruments can also provide optical images of the samples, and depending on sample types also radiographic images showing variations in the matrix composition.  The capacity to analyze directly on the samples with sensitive and non-destructive technique makes a good basis for detailed sample interpretation and is a natural starting point for planning of further work on the samples when that is needed. Variable spot size down to the sub-millimeter level and very high sample throughput makes these instrument even more attractive for many applications.

The flexible lateral analytical resolution allows the user to go from overview scans at centimeter steps to in-depth, sub-millimeter examinations with just a mouse-click. The Itrax instruments really demonstrate their capacity when it comes to the highest resolutions, offering radiographic images and XRF of very high quality all the way down to the sub-millimeter level.

The analysis is performed without touching the sample surface, and leaves the samples essentially unchanged. Thanks to forefront technology, these scanners offer high sensitivity and good reproducibility, even when the analyses are as short as a second per point. Modern software with user flexibility allows the operator to utilize these scanners with ease and flexibility. The software is pre-calibrated and allows for quantitative analyses without further calibration, regardless of sample composition.

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