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Hand-held X-ray fluorescence spectrometry
- Analytical Methods Committee AMCTB No. 89,
- Analytical methods 2019 v.11 no.18 pp. 2498-2501
- X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, decision making, instrumentation
- This Technical Brief describes the evolution of hand-held X-ray fluorescence instrumentation designed for inorganic elemental analysis outside the confines of a laboratory, thereby offering the capability for in situ analysis. As well as providing an overview of the instrumentation, it aims to inform both analysts and less-technically aware users how the technique may be used for a comprehensive assessment of a complex measurement problem and enable on-site decision making.