X-Ray core scanner [Itrax]

Managing organisation Department of Geography and Earth Sciences
Type Equipment
    Acquisition date15 Jul 2005
    ManufacturerCox Analytical Systems
    Phone0044 1970 622385
    Type of addressPostal address
    Postal codeSY23 3DA
    CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Address lines
    • B19
      Llandinam Building
      Aberystwyth University
      SY23 3DA

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    The Itrax X-Ray Fluorescence core scanner provides very high-resolution, non-destructive elemental analysis of sediment cores, in a few hours. Density and colour information is provided through X-radiography and digital RGB optical imagery. Scan resolution can be set to 200 µm intervals, providing element concentrations in the range Al - U within 10-18 hours for a 1 m sediment core. The effective XRF spot size is 0.2 x 4mm. Data evaluation, analysis and plotting is carried out with dedicated software, or can be output in spreadsheet formats. Soil cores, peat, speleothems, wood, rock samples, and archaeological artefacts may also be analysed.


    • Q Science - Non-destructive elemental analysis