XRF Theory Courses 2023

SciMed XRF Courses

WD-XRF, ED-XRF and sample preparation

Are you a current or upcoming XRF user looking to get the most out of your equipment? If so, we are thrilled to extend a personal invitation to you to our upcoming WD-XRF theory, ED-XRF theory and XRF Sample preparation courses designed to empower individuals like yourself in mastering the art of XRF spectrometry.

A brief outline of what you will learn on the course:

At SciMed, we recognise the growing significance of XRF spectrometry in various industries, from materials science and environmental analysis to mining and manufacturing. Our meticulously designed training courses aim to equip participants like yourself with the essential skills and knowledge to become proficient in this powerful analytical technique. These courses are aimed to teach you all the fundamental and advanced aspects of XRF spectrometry and are open to users with any make or model of equipment.


If you have purchased an XRF spectrometer from SciMed within 12 months of the course, you are entitled to one free space.

What will I learn?

Expert Instruction: Our courses are led by industry-leading experts in the field of XRF spectrometry. With years of practical experience, they will provide you with invaluable insights, tips, and techniques to help you become a proficient user of XRF instrumentation.

Comprehensive Curriculum: The course covers a wide range of topics, including the fundamentals of XRF spectrometry, calibrations, matrix modelling, data interpretation, quality control, and advanced applications. You will gain a holistic understanding of the technique, enabling you to extract maximum value from your XRF analysis.

Hands-on Practical Sessions: We believe in learning by doing. By popular demand, we are also hosting a XRF Sample Preparation Masterclass with guest speakers from FLUXANA GmbH, a leading supplier of XRF sample preparation equipment and consumables. Here you will learn about effective methods of sample preparation and presentation, such as pressed pellets and borate fusion.

SciMed XRF Courses

Course overview video

Wavelength-Dispersive XRF (WDXRF) Spectrometry

Monday 18th September 2023 – Tuesday 19th September 2023

A two-day course focusing on the key principles of wavelength dispersive XRF and their practical application. Intended for existing and prospective WD-XRF users who wish to advance their understanding of the technique. The courses have been adapted to accommodate users of any kind of WD-XRF Spectrometer.

Course Cost £545 +VAT

XRF Sample Preparation Masterclass

Wednesday 20th September 2023

In conjunction with Fluxana, a one day course focusing entirely on sample preparation for XRF. Including sample prep theory and lab-based practical demonstrations of liquid, pressed pellet and fused bead preparation.

Course Cost £180 +VAT

Energy-Dispersive XRF (EDXRF) Spectrometry

Thursday 21st September 2023 – Friday 22nd September 2023

A two-day course focusing on the key principles of energy dispersive XRF and their practical application. Intended for existing and prospective ED-XRF users who wish to advance their understanding of the technique. The courses have been adapted to accommodate users of any kind of ED-XRF Spectrometer, including micro-spot instruments and hand-held XRF.

Course Cost £545 +VAT

Course Speakers

John Austin – XRF Applications Specialist

Covers Energy-Dispersive XRF (ED-XRF), Wavelength-Dispersive XRF (WD-XRF), Micro-XRF for small spot analysis, and XRF sample preparation solutions.

John has over ten years of extensive laboratory experience of many XRF applications, such as within the aerospace industry, academia, waste management, RoSH, metals, ceramics, glasses, cements, fuels, oils, battery research, geology, jewellery, and let’s not forget about the weird and wonderful!

He also develops and validates methods from simple to complex, creates high-performance calibrations specific to the needs of the customer, and provide crucial support to our customers whenever they need it.

John Austin - XRF Applications Engineer webiste

Konstantin Brendgens – FLUXANA GmbH

Founded in 2002, FLUXANA Delivers all types of accessories, such as cups, foils, chemicals and calibration standards, to the users of XRF. Additionally, FLUXANA offers a wide range of sample preparation equipment including fusion equipment, mills and presses.

They use their many years of XRF analysis to deliver complete solutions for achieving excellent XRF Sample Preparation.

Will you be attending?

Venue Location

Date: Monday 18th – Friday 22nd September 2023 

Time: 9.30 am – 4:00 pm (UK time)

Cost: Various 

Location: SciMed, Unit B4, The Embankment Business Park, Vale Road, Stockport, Cheshire SK4 3GN, United Kingdom

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Travel and accommodation are not included.

About Scimed

SciMed is a leading supplier of scientific instrumentation in the UK and Ireland, specializing in supplying analytical instrumentation and process equipment from industry-leading manufacturers. 

The company has been in operation for 40 years and caters to various industries ranging from academic institutions, large-scale industry and contract testing laboratories to start-ups and SMEs. 

SciMed takes pride in helping scientists, engineers and technicians solve their analytical and process challenges, providing effective aftersales care for the lifetime of their customers’ investments.

About Fluxana

FLUXANA caters to X-ray fluorescence (XRF) users, serving the quality assurance industry and regulatory compliance authorities.

We supply a variety of accessories such as cups, foils, and calibration standards, and also offer sample preparation equipment like fusion equipment, mills, and presses. Furthermore, we provide commercial XRF analysis, the creation of new reference materials, and proficiency testing. Recognizing our customers’ need for practical support, we provide complete application development and training in both XRF theory and practice.

Our headquarters in Bedburg-Hau houses R&D, sales, training facilities, and central stock. Additional facilities in Bedburg-Hau and Ilmenau focus on producing sample preparation equipment and specialized XRF glassware respectively. 

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