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ITRAX X-ray fluorescence scanner

Itrax X-ray fluorescence scanning

The Environmental Radioactivity Measurement Centre houses an Itrax X-ray Fluoresence (XRF) core scanner, a non-destructive analytical instrument, providing optical and radiographic images as well as XRF spectrometry elemental profiles, all at high resolution and in a relatively short time.

The Itrax can accommodate a variety of sample types including sediment and rock cores, speleothems, corals and wood (providing they are the right shape). A sediment core splitter and a high-tech wood milling/saw machine are available at the centre for preparing the best samples for analysis by the Itrax scanner. Dedicated fridges and a freezer are available for short term storage of sediment cores to be analysed by the Itrax scanner.