Wavelength Dispersive Xray Fuorescence Spectrometry (WDXRF)

Instrument Details

Make : Bruker S8 Tiger Series II 4 Kw


The sample is bombarded with X-rays. This excites the sample to generate X-ray fluorescence. The X-rays “shoot” individual electrons out of the atoms of the elements, primarily out of the inner atomic shells K and L. The resulting vacancies are filled up again by electrons from higher energy shells.

The excess energy of these electrons is then emitted in the form of X-ray fluorescence radiation. This radiation is characteristic for each element like a fingerprint and independent of the atom’s chemical bond. The intensity of the radiation is proportional to the concentration of the element in the sample.


XRF analysis – one of the best analytical techniques to perform elemental analysis. XRF combines highest accuracy and precision with simple and fast sample preparation for the analysis of elements from Beryllium (Be) to Uranium (U) in the concentration range from 100 % down to the sub-ppm-level. Wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (WDXRF) is known for its unrivalled accuracy, precision and reliability.This robust analytical technology has made its way into all kinds of industrial applications, such as rocks, minerals, cement, polymers, mining, and industrial minerals, material science, ceramics, glass and nanotechnology etc

Fee details and submission of application

For fee details, please visit https://kusicc.ac.in/analysis-rates/. The request form for the instrument shall be downloaded from https://kusicc.ac.in/downloads/. Read the instructions given in the form and at the bottom of the analysis rates page carefully before submitting the application. Proper method and area of focus for result has to be mentioned for accuracy.

Location: Central Laboratory for instrumentation and facilitation, University of Kerala, Karivattom campus Trivandrum



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