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Sample Preparation Workshop - June 22, 2018 at Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., U.S.A.

Matrix effects such as grain size effect, mineral and chemical effects and specimen surface conditions are the most common causes of inaccurate XRF analysis results. Correct sample preparation technique will drastically reduce matrix effects and minimize analytical errors.

This workshop will provide an overview of common sample preparation techniques – borate fusion, powder braquetting, surface conditioning and cryogenic milling, currently used in XRF analysis. Practical hands-on exercises supplement lectures.

Sample Preparation Workshop Outline:

Sampling & Specimen Preparation;
Pressed Powder Pellet Technique;
Sample Preparation for Metals and Liquids;
Borate Fusion Techniques;
Invited Guest Lecture.

Sample Preparation Demonstration & Hands-on

By April 30 - $ 250.00 USD
After April 30 - $ 300.00 USD

The accommodation charge for this workshop is $150.00 USD which includes one room for a Thursday night, meals on Friday, parking and taxes.  Additional stay can be arranged at $60.00 USD a night (for the room only).

All participants of the workshop must stay in the college residence Skenandoa House, an open-concept, suite-style student residence on campus.

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