Quantitative analysis of soda-lime glass with Supermini200 - 1062

The results show that high precision analysis of elements in soda-lime glass can be performed using the benchtop WDXRF spectrometer Supermini200.


Glass is very common material used in various situa-tions with long historical roots. Soda-lime glass is con-sidered to be the first human made glass, and is still being used in many forms such as light bulbs for lamps, touch panels, LCD monitors, solar panels, insulators, tableware, containers, windows and mirrors.

Although the basic component of glass is SiO2, elements such as Na2O and CaO are added to change the characteristics of the glass depending on the intended use. Addition of different elements in certain quantities can change the physical and chemical properties such as melting point, moisture resistance and thermal expansion.

Some trace elements can color glass. X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis quickly and easily offers precise elemental analysis results allowing con-trol of glass composition in the production process. This application note describes the excellent performance of Supermini200 for the analysis of soda-lime glass.
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The new Supermini200 has improved software capabilities as well as a better footprint. As the world's only high-power benchtop sequential wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) spectrometer for elemental analysis of oxygen (O) through uranium (U) of almost any material, the Rigaku Supermini200 uniquely delivers low cost-of-ownership (COA) with high resolution and lower limits-of-detection (LLD). Read more...

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