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XRF Core Scanner

XRF Core Scanner III (super slit)

XRF Core Scanner II

XRF Core Scanner I

*Setting the stage - in operation from 1997 to 2018

The X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) Core Scanner is a non-destructive analysis system for relatively fast and closely spaced analysis of major and minor elements by scanning the surface of split sediment cores.

The MARUM currently operates two XRF Scanners (AVAATECH), which are able to analyze the entire suite of elements between Aluminium (Al) and Uranium (U).

XRF data show a significantly higher signal-to-noise ratio and a more consistent hole-to-hole agreement than standard core logs.