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Pittcon 2012 Announces Waters Symposium

This year's symposium will recognize the development and application of portable handheld x-ray fluorescence spectrometers and will focus primarily on the later generation of products that continue to drive explosive growth in XRF use in the field.

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Pittcon 2012 Recognizes Pioneers of Portable Handheld X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometers

Pittcon 2012 is pleased to announce the highlights of the 23rd James L. Waters Annual Symposium, "The Development and Application of Portable Handheld X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometers." This year's symposium will recognize the development and application of portable handheld x-ray fluorescence spectrometers and will focus primarily on the later generation of products that continue to drive explosive growth in the use of XRF in the field.

The Waters Symposium will be held during Pittcon 2012, on Monday, March 12, 2:00 p.m. Room 300 Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. The following panel of speakers will recognize the pioneers who were critical in the development of this innovative instrumentation: Lee Grodzins, AS&E, "The Birth and Maturation of Handheld XRF Spectrometers;" Andrew T. Elllis,Oxford Instruments, "X-MET HHXRF Analyzers: A Stainless History;" Stanislaw Piorek, Thermo Scientific Niton Analyzers, "The Evolution of Analytical Capabilities of Field Portable and Handheld XRF Analyzers - From Pencil and Slide Rule to Fundamental Parameters Based Algorithms;" Alan Huber, Amptek, Inc., "The Development of Detectors for Handheld XRF;" and Charles Jensen, Moxtek, Inc., "Performance Improvements in Miniature X-ray Sources."

Complete speaker bios are available at www.pittcon.org.