Wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (WD-XRF) Rigaku ZSX Primus IV

Trade name
WD-XRF Rigaku ZSX Primus IV
Technical description

The ZSX Primus IV is a wavelength dispersion XRF spectrometer for qualitative, semi-quantitative and quantitative elemental analysis. It is able to detect elements from Be to U.


Analyzed elements range: Be – U (Z = 4 – 92)

X-ray source parameters:

  • lamp Rh 4 kW
  • accelerating voltage: 60 kV
  • maximum electron beam current: 150 mA
  • automatic lamp heating function
  • an X-ray tube placed over the sample to be analyzed

Primary beam system:

  • automatic beam attenuation system
  • selectable primary beam filter (four filters available (Al-125, Al-25, Ni-40, Ni-400)
  • six-position collimator changer (35, 30, 20, 10, 1 oraz 0.5 mm)

Sample system:

  • automatic sample changer (48 holders)
  • the ability to rotate the sample during measurement
  • hermetic chamber enabling the measurement of powder and liquid samples in a helium atmosphere
  • the ability to measure at a fixed angle

Analyzer and detection system:

  • automatic analysis crystal changer
  • 8 analysis crystals for measurements in  B – U range: LiF(200) : 22Ti-92U PET: 13Al-21Sc Ge: 15P-21Sc RX-25: 9F-12Mg RX-35: 8O-12Mg RX-40: 7N-8O RX-61: 5B-6C LiF(220): a crystal cooperating with a scintillation counter
  • proportional and scintillation detector
  • mapping system (spot measurement) with CCD camera
Conditions for providing infrastructure

Equipment is available in accordance with the Regulations for the Use of ACMiN's Research Infrastructure. (https://acmin.agh.edu.pl/acmin/dokumenty/)

Type of accreditation / certificate:
Not applicable
Access type
Research capabilities
  • qualitative and quantitative analysis of the elemental composition
  • standardless analysis of the chemical composition
  • macroscopic and spot analysis of the chemical composition
  • possibility of fixed angle measurement
  • analysis of the composition of solid and powder samples
Last update date
Aug. 30, 2023, 12:45 p.m.
Year of commissioning
WD-XRF Rigaku ZSX Primus IV
WD-XRF Rigaku ZSX Primus IV