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XRF Spectrometer – ARL PERFORM’X from Thermo Scientific

Thermo Scientific’s ARL PERFORM’X sequential X-Ray fluorescence spectrometer (XRF) is a sophisticated tool for rapid and accurate analysis of up to 90 elements in virtually any liquid or solid sample.

The ARL PERFORM’X spectrometer has a cutting-edge compact design to deliver the repeatability, sensitivity, and convenience expected of XRF analysis while setting new benchmarks for speed, consistency, and flexibility on a wide variety of sample types.

Composition issues in difficult industrial processes and quality applications, such as metallurgy, petroleum, polymers, mining, glass, cement, and refractories, can be resolved using the spectrometer. Its performance and adaptability will be useful for academic or research labs working in the fields of geochemistry, automotive engineering, materials science, environmental research, and forensics.

Key Features

The ARL PERFORM’X spectrometer’s key characteristics are:


  • A choice of power levels up to 4200 W
  • Equipped with mid power systems without external water chiller
  • Equipped with a new goniometer design that offers a number of collimator and crystal options achieving the widest possible analysis range
  • It is possible to select viewed diameter in multiple increments from a large 35-mm area to small 0.5-mm spot
  • A number of beam filters and optimal analysis parameters can be chosen for every element
  • Its design is optimized for reliability, maximum uptime and easy maintenance
  • Completely digital, frictionless goniometer ensures excellent lifetime angular accuracy
  • It possesses a security device for dust/liquid collection in case of sudden breakage of a pressed pellet/liquid cell during loading
  • It has a dual sample loading system for high sample throughput
  • Has a multiple position automated X-Y sample changer
  • Can handle up to 60 samples per hour, unmanned
  • Has a dedicated loading position for urgent samples
  • Is equipped with an Ultra-thin X-Ray tube window for improving the sensitivity of light elements
  • Incorporated with unique UCCO technology (Ultra Closely Coupled Optics)
  • Has a high peak-to-background ratio
  • Offers long-term and short-term stability


The advantages of the ARL PERFORM’X over other analytical methods are as follows:


  • Simple and quick analysis of totally unknown samples through advanced standard-less analysis packages
  • Speed of analysis
  • High stability and accuracy
  • Convenient and rapid sample preparation
  • Analysis of the whole sample surface, a segment of it or specific spots on the surface
  • Wide dynamic range from ppm levels to 100%
ARL PERFORM'X WDXRF Spectrometer for Materials and Minerals Analysis | Thermo Scientific

ARL PERFORM’X WDXRF Spectrometer for Materials and Minerals Analysis | Thermo Scientific. Video Credit: Thermo Fisher Scientific - Elemental Analyzers and Phase Analyzers

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