XFR Short Course

Sample Preparation Workshop - June 9, 2017

***Workshop Program***

The X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRFS) is a fast, accurate and the most cost effective analytical technique for solid sample analysis, provided a properly set-up and calibrated spectrometer as well as the correct sample preparation procedure.

Matrix effects such as grain size effect, mineral and chemical effects and specimen surface conditions are the most common causes of inaccurate XRF analysis results.  Correct sample preparation technique will drastically reduce matrix effects and minimize analytical errors.

This workshop will provide an overview of common sample preparation techniques – fusion, braquitting, surface conditioning and cryogenic milling, currently used in XRF analysis.   Practical hands-on exercises supplement lectures.

By April 30 - $ 250.00 CAD
After April 30 - $ 300.00 CAD

The accommodation charge for this workshop is $175.00 CAD which includes one room for a Thursday night, 3 Meals (on Friday), parking, taxes and the use of gym facilities in the residence.  Additional stay can be arranged at $90.00 CAD a night (for the room only).

All participants of the workshop must stay in the university residence Ontario Hall, an open-concept, suite-style student residence on campus.

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Complete the form and MAIL with the payments or FAX the form with the company purchase order to:

Dr. Charles Wu
XRF Course Coordinator
Department of Earth Sciences
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada
N6A 5B7

FAX: 519-661-3198


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Cancellation Policy
Cancellation must be submitted in writing to the coordinator, Dr. Charles Wu. A full refund will be issued, less a $100 CAD processing fee, if the cancellation is received by April 15, 2017. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after May 1, 2017.