HHXRFHand-Held X-Ray Fluorescence is a ruggedised portable tool for applying X-ray fluorescence (XRF) outside of the laboratory. HHXRF contains an X-ray tube that sends the beam into the sample. The characteristics of the returned energy are analysed to establish the elements present in the sample. HHXRF is used for the characterisation of alloys and many other materials, including checking the quality of powder metals and looking for contaminants in soils.

Advances in technology and software have improved the performance of HHXRF, making the instruments more sensitive and expanding their applications.

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