X-ray Spectrometry

X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) – Elemental Analysis, Process and Quality Control

X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) – one of the best analytical techniques to perform elemental analysis in all kind of samples, no matter if liquids, solids or loose powders must be analyzed.

XRF combines highest accuracy and precision with simple and fast sample preparation for the analysis of elements from Beryllium (Be) to Uranium (U) in the concentration range from 100 % down to the sub-ppm-level. Energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) is the best choice for dedicated applications in quality and process control with demands for ease of use and compact size. It delivers analytical flexibility for research and monitoring tasks.

Micro X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (µ-XRF) provides highest spatial resolution with spot sizes down to 25 µm. The fields of application comprise analyses of art objects (ARTAX), jewelry (M1 ORA), bulk materials and metallic coatings (M1 MISTRAL), and high speed “on the fly” measurements of any kind of sample (M4 TORNADO).

Total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (TXRF) is the only X-ray technology offering detection limits in the low ppb range. TXRF is the method of choice for fast quantitative and semi-quantitative multi-element trace analysis (S2 PICOFOX).

Wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (WDXRF) is known for its unrivalled accuracy, precision and reliability. This robust analytical technology has made its way into all kinds of industrial applications, such as cement, polymers, refineries, mining, and industrial minerals.

Bruker develops and offers unique XRF solutions covering all analytical tasks in industry and research.

S8 DRAGON – Truly simultaneous XRF spectrometer


The novel S8 DRAGON is the first truly simultaneous X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer for precise, high-speed elemental analysis for process control in metal production and foundries on the market. It offers high quantitative precision in combination with elemental flexibility for up-to-date production control, covering almost all elements of the periodic table in a single, rapid measurement.

The S8 DRAGON combines in its new design proven single element channels with the new Multi-element Channel™. With its unique parallel data acquisition in dual mode, the S8 DRAGON offers enhanced data safety for better cost efficiency due to improved process control.

S2 RANGER – Leading the performance class in Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF)
Unrivalled analytical performance with XFlash Technology


The S2 RANGER performs multi-element analysis from Sodium (Na) to Uranium (U) from 100% down to the ppm-level in solids, powders or liquids with little or no sample preparation. Unrivalled analytical performance is ensured by using the highest power in direct excitation geometry.

he award-winning XFlash silicon drift detector technology provides best energy resolution with highest count rates. This unique combination of excitation and detection power guaranties good element separation, low detection limits, highest precision and best stability.
X-ray Components

S8 TIGER((( – Superior analytical performance for elemental analysis


The S8 TIGER analyses all elements from Beryllium to Uranium in a wide variety of sample types. SPECTRAplus with the standardless analysis package QUANT-EXPRESS allows ultra-fast analysis of totally unknown samples.

The S8 TIGER is designed for demanding applications in industrial process and quality control, and as a powerful elemental analysis tool in research and development labs.