Sunday, August 30, 2020

Demo and teardown of an X-ray fluorescence gun (measures chemical composition)

I show how an X-ray fluorescence gun works, do a teardown and failure analysis, and discuss a new kind of XRF tech now "available" on eBay.

The XRF data can be transferred from the gun to a PC, and analyzed with I did this for several materials, but ran out of time in this video to show the software usage, which is quite involved. Good overall description of XRF: Electron shell shielding described via roller derby ?! XRF supplies: MightyOhm geiger counter: The two XRF guns in this video were generously donated by one of my viewers. Thank you! The Tribogenics tape-peel XRF gun on eBay: Applied Science on Patreon: