Course Information
Course Title: Introduction to T XRF (Total Reflectance X-Ray Spectrometry)
Categories: 1 - Pharmaceutical Sciences
2 - Sample Preparation
3 - Food
4 - Spectroscopy
5 - Teaching Analytical Chemistry
6 - X-Ray Spectrometry
Instructor(s): Michael Beauchaine, Michael Beauchaine Course Number: 104
Affiliation: BRUKER
Course Date: 03/14/2012 - Wednesday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM
Fee: $235 ($335 after 2/13/12) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
This half day course will initiate you into the principle of TXRF as well as the chemical applications of TXRF for non semiconductor applications. With a foundation in the theory we will cover available instrumentation and then focus on sample preparation which we will illustrate with applications. You will learn how to you can quantify nano grams concentrations with TXRF as well as applications from CSI type identification of nutritionals to origin analysis of wine. Food safety application like measuring Hg in orange juice or determining Se in wheat or fish. We will conclude by comparing TXRF with AA and ICP OES.

Target Audience
-Professionals in the field of inorganic trace element analysis, especially current users of AA and ICP, who want to reduce time to result and effort. -Existing XRF users to learn about the ultra trace technique TXRF -Academics to see how they can simplify their teaching of instrumental analysis.

Course Outline
Theoretical basis and comparison to traditional XRF
Sample preparation
Method development based on example on trace element determination of wine
Application studies
- pharmaceutical heavy metals in the ppb and ppm range
- nutritional supplements
- origin analysis of wine
- Food safety Hg in juice
- Selenium in food and feeds