X-Ray Fluorescence

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X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)analysis at CAIS began in the 1970s with the development of a portable XRF unit for UGA’s Mobile Archaeology and Environmental Laboratory. Over the last 40 years, CAIS has expanded its analytical capabilities to include benchtop energy dispersive and wavelength dispersive spectrometers (ED-XRF & WD-XRF), four portable XRF spectrometers, and an animated, programable core scanner. Our commitment to high quality XRF data extends to the development of analytical calibrations, obsidian, historic copper alloys and ceramics for example, and training in the proper use, calibration and data reporting for pXRF.

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