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Hundreds of application notes and technical articles are written by Rigaku application scientists for you. As an example below you find a list of some recent publications. Please fill in under "application request" your type of analysis and we are happy to provide dedicated information and the latest possibilities.




This Application Note shows performance for the elemental analysis of P, S, Ca, Zn, Mg, Ba, Cu and Cl in a typical lubricating oil formulation using the empirical method.

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The measurement of P, S, Ca and Zn in lube oil is demonstrated as per ASTM D6481.

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Measurement of metals, especially toxic heavy metals, in aerosols on air filters is demonstrated. Simple linear empirical calibration is discussed, and performance is shown for measurement precision and typical detection limits.

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AddspeX is working closely together with Fluxana to develop various challenging applications.

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The analysis of phosphorus flame retardant compound on fabric is demonstrated.

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Cement Analysis by the Pressed Powder method on Benchtop WDXRF Supermini 200 According to ASTM C114-11

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This Application Note shows performance for the elemental analysis of Cl, Mg, Si, S, Ca, Ti, Mo and Sn in PVC resin. Empirical calibrations are shown for the quantitative analysis of the elements PVC resins, and instrument repeatability is demonstrated. Qualitative spectra are also shown, indicating the other trace elements in the resins (Cu, Zn, Cr, Sb, Fe, and Ni).

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The measurement of Pt, Rh and Pd in recycled automotive catalytic converters is demonstrated using the Fundamental Parameters (FP) approach.

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The simultaneous analysis of sulfur and and ultra-low chlorine in crude oil is demonstrated.

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The analysis of sulfur, nickel, vanadium and iron in residual oil is demonstrated.

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The analysis of sulfur, vanadium and nickel in crude oil is demonstrated with the Rigaku NEX DE

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The analysis of sulfur, vanadium and nickel in crude oil is demonstrated with the Rigaku NEX QC+

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The analysis of silicone coating on paper and plastic is demonstrated.

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Lubricating Oil Analysis by Benchtop WDXRF According to ASTM D6443-04

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This App Note demonstrates the capabilities of the Rigaku NEX CG EDXRF analyzer for the measurement of thin film thickness (Tox) applied to semiconductor wafers. Simple 2-point empirical calibrations are used for SiO2, AlSi, Ti, TiN, Pt, AlCu, and BPSG single layer films on silicon substrates for use in quality control in the semiconductor industry.

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Elemental analysis of aqueous solutions into the low ppm and sub-ppm concentration ranges was demonstrated, using the advanced Cartesian geometry Rigaku NEX CG Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometer in conjunction with the patented UltraCarry® sample preparation technique.

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The analysis of sulfur in ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel) is demonstrated as per standard test method ISO 13032.

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Analysis of P, S and Cl in Bio-diesel and Bio-ethanol Using the Primini Biofuel

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Quantitative Analysis of Low Alloy Steel using the Supermini200

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Sulfur Analysis in Crude Oil and High-Sulfur Fuels by WDXRF According to ASTM D2622-10

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The analysis of agricultural soils and plant materials is demonstrated.

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The analysis of glass and raw materials is demonstrated in the manufacturing of soda-lime glass.

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Analysis of Ultra Low Sulfur in automotive fuels according to ASTM D2622-10 by Sulfur Analyzer Micro-Z ULS

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This Application Note demonstrates ASTM qualification for hydraulic cement analysis using the NEX CG EDXRF analyzer for the measurement of oxides in accordance with ASTM C114.

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Cement Raw Meal Analysis by the pressed powder method on benchtop WDXRF Supermini200

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The measurement of chlorine and predicted ash content in unburned biomass is demonstrated.

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This Application Note shows performance for the elemental analysis of Cl and elements regulated by RoHS in plastics. Analysis is shown for polyethylene. Empirical calibration summary and detection limits are shown and instrument repeatability is demonstrated.

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The measurement of iron in hay as a raw material for cattle feed is demonstrated.

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The measurement of iron in milk powder is demonstrated. The analysis is also used for measuring iron in similar food products such as cocoa powder and flour.

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The analysis of iron oxide in silica sand is demonstrated.

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