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Shimadzu’s New Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer Offers Enhanced Analysis Versatility

The EDX-8100 achieves fast, precise analysis across a wider range of elements

by Shimadzu
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COLUMBIA, Md.  (February 27, 2018) — Shimadzu Scientific Instruments announces the release of the EDX-8100 energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (ED-XRF) spectrometer. Incorporating a revamped semiconductor detector (SDD) with a special ultra-thin-film window material, the EDX-8100 achieves fast, precise analysis across a wider range of elements.

Shimadzu EDX-8100 Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (ED-XRF) SpectrometerThe EDX-8100’s improved detector offers a high fluorescent X-ray count per unit time to increase throughput and provides compatibility with helium purging. When configured with an optional helium purge unit, the EDX-8100 is capable of the high-sensitivity analysis of elements, including light elements (fluorine (F) to aluminum (Al)), in samples that cannot be depressurized to a vacuum state, such as liquid samples and those containing water or oils. 

Further, this is the first Shimadzu energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer that can analyze fluorine in liquid samples. For solids and powders, the elements carbon (C) to uranium (U) can be detected by adding a vacuum measurement unit. In addition, in combination with the small spot analysis kit, this instrument supports the accurate analysis of small samples with a diameter of 1 mm or less. 

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The EDX-8100 is equipped with five primary filters that enable highly sensitive analysis of trace elements and a sample observation camera for precise sample positioning. A large sample chamber accommodates virtually any sample type small or large, including thin films, powders, slurries, emulsions and liquids. The system’s software features a simple but refined user interface, allowing intuitive operation, easy instrument initialization and startup, and a variety of report formats. 

About Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1875, Shimadzu is a $3 billion multinational corporation with three major divisions: Medical Diagnostics, Aerospace/Industrial, and Analytical Instruments. In the United States, SSI has a network of more than 50 locations providing local and regional sales, service, and technical support. Visit for more information.