Workshop: Latest Advances in Micro-XRF – University of Warwick, 12/11/18

Come to our Micro-XRF workshop on Monday 12th November 2018 at the University of Warwick to find out about recent developments in element analysis and mapping.

Now that micro-XRF can map light elements down to carbon, as well as samples with topography, there are lots of new possibilities for the technique!

UPDATE: The date of this event has now passed.

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Micro-XRF Applications

Micro-XRF can map elements on all kinds of materials – and recent developments have opened up even more applications. (Click to enlarge)

New Developments in Micro-XRF 

Recent developments have opened up a whole new range of applications and possibilities for micro-XRF element mapping.

You can now analyse:

  • Light elements down to carbon – for the first time
  • Samples with topography with increased depth of field and enhanced resolution
  • Vacuum-sensitive materials with a He-purge system
  • Twice as many samples with double the throughput for greater productivity

This brings new possibilities in a whole range of fields, including geology, life science, energy, quality control and materials.

More about light element mapping

The workshop will introduce the new developments, together with the benefits of micro-XRF and how it works. This will be followed by live demonstrations on the Bruker M4 TORNADO – bring your own samples to analyse, see the results and ask any questions you may have.

Micro-XRF in Geology

Light element detection clearly differentiates materials such as fluorite and calcite, which were previously indistinguishable.


  • 9:30 – Registration and coffee
  • Micro-XRF as a Tool for Understanding Biological Phenomena and Biomaterials Chemistry
    Richard Williams, University of Birmingham
  • Practical Applications of Micro-XRF in a TEM Facility
    Geoff West, WMG
  • Latest Developments in Micro-XRF including Detection of Oxygen and Carbon
    Andreas Wittkopp, Bruker
  • 12:00 – Lunch
  • Hands-on Practical Session
    Faulk Reinhardt, Bruker
  • Practical Session – Analysing your samples
  • Lab Tour of WMG


The date of this event has now passed. Videos of the talks are available here – and follow Blue Scientific on Linked In and Twitter for updates on upcoming events.



Dr Richard Williams

Dr. Richard Williams

Dr Richard Williams works at the Healthcare Technologies Institute at the University of Birmingham, leading the translation of healthcare technology concepts into finished products ready to enter clinical trials. He specialises in the translation of biomaterials and reformulated drugs. Richard’s work is driven by a science interest in the chemical characterisation of how materials behave under physiological conditions, and the general need for safer and more effective approaches towards healing the human body.

Richard is currently working on the development and commercialisation of technologies for topical and minimally invasive delivery and retention of therapeutics in bone, skin and the cornea. His expertise is in product development strategy, clinical-grade manufacturing and regulatory compliance with a particular interest in borderline drug/devices. Richard also assists local med tech SMEs via the ERDF-funded MD-TEC programme and is Deputy-Director of the UoB – Southeast University (China) Joint Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering in Suzhou, China.

Andreas Wittkopp

Dr. Andreas Wittkopp

Andreas studied physics in Hamburg, graduating in 1986. He obtained his PhD in Physics from Bremen University in 1993. Since 1994 he held positions as Product Manager, R&D Manager and Senior Product Specialist for EDXRF and µXRF instruments at companies including Röntgenanalyik, Veeco/NeXray, Thermo Fischer Scientific, Ametek/Spectro and Ametek /EDAX.

Andreas is now Business Manager for Micro-XRF and TXRF in the EMEA region for Bruker Nano in Berlin, Germany since 2012.


Bruker Tornado Micro-XRF


The instrument used in the workshop will be the Bruker M4 TORNADO:

  • Measure all types of materials
  • Sample sizes up to 600mm x 350mm x 260mm
  • Spot sizes down to 25 µm for high spatial resolution

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Further Information

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