Within the UKF project "Research, development and construction of portable micro X-Ray Fluorescence device", project leader prof. dr. sc. Vladan Desnica, a prototype of a portable instrument for X-ray fluorescence micro-analysis (microXRF) was developed and constructed.
Within this project a prototype of a portable instrument for X-ray fluorescence micro-analysis (microXRF) was developed and constructed. This is the first hand held XRF device of its kind on the market, which enables milli and micro XRF applications, with switching from one operation mode into another with a simple click of a button. The potential use of such a versatile instrument for elemental analysis covers a wide field of use in archaeometry, museology, chemical industry, environmental research (land pollution, air and water quality, ash content in air and other), forensics, metallurgy, etc.
The steps that are currently being undertaken include some final improvements on software, hardware and housing of the prototype, as well as planning the strategy for its commercialization. The instrument will be presented at the upcoming conferences and relevant fairs, where its features and possibilities will be demonstrated to the potential buyers and investors.