X-ray fluorescence microscopy can be used to map the chemical composition of any type of sample. The principle is similar to SEM-EDX technology but much more sensitive, with detection levels accurate to ppm or even ppb scales.
XANES and EXAFS spectroscopies are analysis techniques that require the power of synchrotron X-ray beams. They are able to determine the local environment of a given element, along with its oxidation state, the nature of its nearest neighbours, and whether the sample contains a major proportion of the element or just traces.
Novitom is the only provider offering a comprehensive range of services based around synchrotron X-ray spectroscopy, including measurements, analysis and simulation of spectra, and the development of machines using mechanical or thermal stress for 3D monitoring of the process in real time.
- Analysis and mapping of trace elements
- Chemical reactions follow-up, catalysis
- Mapping of oxidation states
- Detection of nanoparticles in biological tissues
- Penetration depth of chemical products
- Sulfur chemistry