XL3 hybrid

Ultimate detection limits

Like the XL3air, the XL3 hybrid can be used under air.

Optionally, it can also operate with helium.

  • Performance can be further improved by activating the helium flush.
  • Possibility to achieve limits which until now were typically associated with optical emission spectrometers.
  • Helium gas displaces the air in the detector.
  • There is hardly any pressure on the window film – contrary to vacuum.

Areas of application

The XL3 hybrid analyser achieves with helium flush the lowest detection limits for Mg, Al, Si, P, S. It is the perfect instrument for very low tolerance levels or detection limits, which require an improved accuracy, e.g.:

  • Distinction between pure aluminium and Al Mg
  • Phosphorus in bronze

Technical details

Weights and measures 244 x 230 x 95,5 mm; 1,3 kg (without battery)
X-ray tube Ag-anode (standard) 50 kV, 40 µA, 2 Watt max.
Detector SDD-detector (GOLDD-technology)
Range of analysis from Mg (12) to U (92)
more than 25 elements, varies depending on measuring program
System electronics 533 MHz ARM 11CPU, 300 MHz DSP
80 MHz ASICS DSP, MCA 4096 channels
32 MB internal system memory, 128 MB internal random-access memory
Operating system Nucleus OS™ from Mentor Graphics
Battery Lithium-ion battery, for approx. 6-8 hours of continuous operation
Display folding VGA colour touch screen display
Database up to 10.000 measurements incl. spectra, CCD image optional
Data transfer USB, Bluetooth, serial (RS-232)
Security Password protection, scalable
Analysers Alloy analysis, electronics, precious metals and dental alloys,
plastics, consumer goods, environmental analysis,
soil and mineral analysis, dusts on filters,
Signatur Match, SuperChem™-mode and layer thickness analysis,
empirical calibration, empirical calibration in combination with FP
Matrix correction Compton normalisation (CN), fundamental parameters (FP)
thickness correction for thin samples (plastic mode)
Display mode Boundary-value analysis (Pass / Fail / Inconclusive)
traffic light display
Data entry on-screen keyboard (touch-screen)
info input list writable by user
optional: Bluetooth bar code reader