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.
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