Malvern Panalytical launches compact XRF spectrometer

April 10, 2024

April 10, 2024

Malvern Panalytical has announced the launch of Revontium an XRF spectrometer (Courtesy Malvern Panalytical)
Malvern Panalytical has announced the launch of Revontium an XRF spectrometer (Courtesy Malvern Panalytical)

Malvern Panalytical, part of Spectris plc, Egham, Surrey, UK, announced the launch of Revontium, an XRF spectrometer. This new instrument delivers elemental analysis in a compact footprint for the optimal balance between precision and efficiency. Revontium offers an alternative to 1-2 kW floor-standing systems, and is said to deliver high-quality, repeatable results at a reduced cost of ownership and environmental impact. Together, these benefits are intended to open new possibilities for elemental analysis across multiple industries.

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is a non-destructive technology for elemental analysis, with a number of gains over techniques such as inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy (ICP) and atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS). However, large, floor-standing wavelength-dispersive (WDXRF) instruments can be both energy- and cost-intensive. Revontium is reportedly the only XRF spectrometer on the market delivering comparable results and data quality to these larger instruments, at a reduced footprint.

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Revontium’s cost of ownership is reportedly more than 25% lower than that of WDXRF, AAS, and ICP instruments. This is due to its reduced need for consumables, and simpler maintenance and sample preparation requirements. Revontium is said to need fewer consumables, such as acids and high-purity gases, than ICP, require no daily calibration, and analyse samples in ambient conditions. Unlike high-powered WDXRF instruments, there are reportedly no external chiller requirements and associated costs, thanks to internal cooling in the Revontium system. Its power consumption is only 250 watts per hour, compared with 2,000 watts per hour for traditional WDXRF.

After non-destructive XRF analysis using Revontium, the same sample can still be measured using ICP, AAS, XRD, or other methods if required.

Lieven Kempenaers, Product Manager XRF – Malvern Panalytical, shared, “Revontium provides our customers with powerful elemental analysis in a compact format. I’m particularly looking forward to seeing how and where our customers will use Revontium. Its ease of use, analytical rigor, and low cost of ownership will deliver benefits across the market. Of course, our team is ready to support customers in getting the most out of Revontium. We’re here to help!”

“Revontium expands our comprehensive offering in the XRF instrument market. Compared to the next best alternative, this instrument strikes the optimal balance of precision and efficiency, which means more added value for the user. With Revontium, Malvern Panalytical is opening up endless possibilities for elemental analysis, even in industries where XRF hasn’t traditionally been used,” added Mark Fleiner, President – Malvern Panalytical.

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