Workshops - the Practical Way to Learn a Skill

Sample Preparation Workshop - at Hamilton College

July 22, 2022

XRFS is a fast, accurate and most cost-effective analytical technique for solid sample analysis provided a properly set-up and calibrated spectrometer as well as the correct sample preparation procedure.

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. The 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 Lectures.
  • Sample Preparation Demonstration & Hands-on

By July 15 - $ 250.00 USD
After July 15 - $ 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 $75.00 USD a night (for the room only).

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

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