Whether investigating metal coatings, determining the presence of trace metals, or evaluating metals for purity, you need the right instrument to help you quickly and easily determine the chemical composition of metal samples. Read on to learn how Thermo Scientific spectrometers can help you obtain the accurate and reproducible results you need in a wide range of demanding metal analysis applications.
Fast, Effective Analysis of Metal Components
As materials scientists investigate metal components, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
has become the go-to method for obtaining valuable quantitative and chemical state information about metal surfaces. Yet XPS sample analysis can be an involved process, requiring advanced skills to load samples, collect data, and interpret the results.
The Thermo Scientific K-Alpha XPS System changes the game for XPS analysis, offering simple and intuitive operation—without sacrificing performance or XPS capabilities. See how the K-Alpha was used to investigate a tarnished aluminum component, quickly and easily quantifying chemical differences between optically distinct areas on the sample.
Evaluating Wear Resistant Coatings
Industrial coatings are often added to metal parts to offer an extra layer of protection from mechanical and environmental influences—improving their performance and extending their lifetime use. And with an easy way to study their effectiveness, you can ensure these coatings last longer.
The Thermo Scientific K-Alpha X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) System is the ideal analytical tool for investigating the elemental and chemical composition of these surfaces, combining imaging capability with surface and chemical selectivity. Learn how the K-Alpha can help to quickly and easily correlate the behavior of wear resistant coatings with their chemical composition.
Determining Precious Metal Content in Automotive Analytic Converters
Automotive catalytic converters play an essential role in reducing the harmful pollutants emitted from vehicle exhaust systems. To work effectively, these converters are wash-coated with a combination of precious metals including platinum, palladium and rhodium. To save money and conserve these natural resources, manufacturers often recycle precious metals after the converters are spent—yet doing so requires the right tools to identify the precious metals present.
Find out how the Thermo Scientific ARL QUANT’X Spectrometer raises the bar for elemental analysis by providing the excellent sensitivity needed to determine the precious metal content in automotive catalytic converters.
Meeting the Demand for High-Purity Aluminum
From the semiconductor industry to electronics manufacturers, many industries need high-purity aluminum for their products. The Thermo Scientific ARL iSpark 8860 Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES) Analyzer offers metal producers an accurate elemental analysis solution, helping them to measure non-metallic inclusions and the purity of the metals they produce.
See how the ARL iSpark 8860 OES Analyzer is helping France-based aluminum producer PRAXAIR PHP obtain the accurate analyses it needs to meet the stringent aluminum purity requirements of its customers.
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