When ordering XRF standards please remember:
1. Calibration standards come in two formats: Plated and Foil standards
- Plated Standards: although more resilient are less versatile, as they are plated directly onto the base material. Some plated standards might also be susceptible to migration over time depending on the application.
- Foil standards are more delicate and are more easily damaged through rough handling. Foil standards although more delicate are more versatile as the base material can be interchanged. Foil standards, depending on the type of mount, can be stacked. Stacked standards make it possible to calibrate multilayer applications.
2. It is important to indicate the type of XRF system being used when ordering, as standards can be
mounted to different platforms. Also, a flat mount think film standard would allow stacking of standards
for a greater range of applications.
3. Another reason to indicate the XRF system used is because the algorithms might vary from system to
system (the Sn-Pb/Cu algorithm on a Veeco XRF is different than that of a Seiko SFT). This may mean the
same calibration for two different systems might require a different range or quantity of standards. (this is not necessarily the case with new EDXRF equipment using Fundamental Parameters calibration.
4. Foil Standard sets typically come with one base material. Alternate base material must be specified.
5. Standards can also be made from customer-supplied samples, referred to as: T.S.P.S. (Thickness Standards
Preparation Service), pricing available upon request.
XRF composition Standards Guide: We have a wide range of multiple alloy standards available, CRM (Certified Reference Material).
Copper, Brass & Bronze/Stainless Steel, Titanium, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, other Metal Alloy CRM
ROHS/WEEE/Low Lead Alloy
Precious Metal Alloys (NIST Traceable)
Pure Element Standards for Elemental Analysis EDXRF Systems: