Bruker M1 ORA Micro-XRF
Compact Tabletop Analyser for Layers and Coatings Analysis, Jewellery, Precious Metals and Coins
The Bruker M1 ORA is ideal for non-destructive micro-XRF composition analysis of coatings, layers, jewellery, precious metals and coins – especially in situations where space is limited.
The M1 ORA is very easy-to-use, requiring only a short introductory training session, before users can generate reliable information on precious metal content within minutes. Elements with concentrations greater than 0.05 % can be analysed.
- Non-destructive elemental analysis
- Easy to use
- Small footprint
Analysing Coatings / Layers
Coating thickness and layer composition analysis of even the most complex layers:
Coatings for metal finishing (corrosion protection, chromium plating)
- Valves and accessories
- Automotive parts
- Electric contacts
- Active catalyst layers
- Consumer goods
Micro-X-ray fluorescence is a very good option for the analysis of jewellery samples, because the sample remains undamaged. All elements are detected simultaneously, delivering complete characterisation of the material – even unexpected elements. The small spot size can analyse rough surfaces, irregular and inhomogeneous samples. Although not as accurate as fire assay, micro XRF is non-destructive, faster and does not generate toxic waste, and the results are more than sufficient for quality control in jewellery manufacturing, screening unknown samples and trace detection down to ppm-range.