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ZSX Primus IV & Supermini200 Online training (Europe)

RESE XRF training 2021
Course Name:   ZSX Primus IV & Supermini200 Online training 
Duration:   4-days
Sessions:   15-18 February, 2021
6-9 September, 2021
6-9 December, 2021
Course Times:   9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (CET)
Location:   Online


General Scope

An XRF training course with a focus on the practical use of Rigaku Supermini200 and Primus IVi spectrometers and software. The sessions will mainly take place at the instrument, and well-selected examples and exercises will be used to make you familiar with basic principles and functionality.

The course provides an overview of the ZSX Software, covering standardless SQX-Analysis and approaches to refining SQX results. Also, strategies are explained on how to develop quantitative analysis methods (calibrations) considering the respective analytical situation. This includes line overlaps, matrix & preparation effects etc. Topics such as drift correction, monitoring the instrument and performing control measurements will be discussed. Utilities and additional software functions (process parameters, chemical compounds, data backup) are shown as well. 

Depending on the participants’ analytical requirements, special topics will be explained during the course on request (e.g. liquids, spot analysis & mapping, thin film, filters , loose powders etc.)

Rigaku will provide training notes and a course certificate. Attendees are advised to have a personal computer with ZSX Guidance Software installed and software dongle / network license that is required to run the software. Please feel free to send your own standards for setting up calibrations.

Who Should Attend

Chemists, Operators, Engineers, Research Scientists and University Students using XRF spectrometers supplied by Rigaku.

How to Join

Registration is required. The number of places is limited.

An email with the details and online training link will be sent to registered attendees prior to the training course.

Course Agenda

Day 1
9:00 – 12:00 1. Welcome and Introduction
2. XRF Theory of X ray Physics
3. The X-ray Spectrometer configuration
4. Overview ZSX Guidance software
13:00 – 16:00 5. Sample preparation
Day 2
9:00 – 12:00 1. Introduction to Standardless SQX analysis
a) Qualitative SQX analysis
b) Fixed angle mode
c) Matching library
d) SQX Scatter FP
e) Library sensitivities
13:00 – 16:00 2. Quantitative analysis
a) Setting up an Empirical Calibration Part 1
b) Standards available only one type to be chosen
        CRM STD wide oxide range FB
        Clay Pressed powder
c) Optimization of measuring conditions
d) Background fitting
  Please feel free to send your own standards
Day 3
9:00 – 12:00 1. Setting up an Empirical Calibration Part 2
a) Calibration coefficient regression graphs
b) Overlap corrections / Theoretical alpha corrections
13:00 – 16:00 1. Drift corrections
2. Calibration Check sample, Stability check and daily check sample
Day 4
9:00 – 12:00 1) Setting up an Empirical Calibration Part 3
2) Verification and Validation of the method
3) Setting up process parameters in the calibration
13:00 – 16:00 4) Data Evaluation
5) Maintenance of the Instrument
6) Maintenance of calibration
7) Evaluation of the training
8) Conclusion and closing

Note: During training course, the latest version of software for instrument control and analysis software that is available on the market is used. Therefore, details of the operation might be different from your environment. Our trainers are available to discuss the operations on your version of the software. 

Please note: Our application scientists are available for discussions or demonstrations of other Rigaku products, e.g. SMX XRD systems or XRF spectrometers; therefore, please let us know in advance to schedule these appointments in case of interest.

Platform for online training is Zoom.