The Thermo Scientific Niton XL3t Series with geometrically optimized large area drift detector (GOLDD) technology offers improvements in light element detection, overall sensitivity and measurement times as much as 10 times faster than conventional Si-PIN detectors, and as much as three times more precise than conventional smaller, silicon drift detectors.
The company combined the Niton XL3t 50kV, 2 W and X-ray tube, closely optimized geometry and signal processing hardware and software. When combined with the large area drift detector, it creates GOLDD technology, offering superior performance in the form of faster analysis and lower detection limits, according to the company. Further, this innovation allows light element detection of magnesium, aluminum, silicon, phosphorus and sulfur without helium or vacuum purging.
The analyzer with GOLDD technology brings lab-quality performance to a handheld XRF analyzer. It is said to be the ideal multipurpose instrument and is the definitive tool for scrap metal recycling, making it easier to sort aluminum, titanium and bronze alloys, the company says.