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Bruker Micro XRF


Non-Destructive Elemental Analysis of Large Area Samples

The Bruker M6 JETSTREAM is a micro-XRF analyser for high performance element distribution analysis of large samples. It can be easily moved around a gallery, museum or shop floor to scan large samples. The scan area is 800mm x 600mm with a variable spot size down to 100 µm and speeds of up to 100 mm/s .The pixel dwell time is as short as 1 ms, for “on-the-fly” analysis.

  • Convenient mobile rig
  • Scan samples vertically or horizontally by tilting the measurement rig
  • Disassemble into four parts for transporting
  • Adjust the spot size for different sample structures and variable spatial resolution
  • Safety circuitry to prevent exposure to X-rays
  • Ultrasound distance measurement safeguards against collision with the sample
  • High count rate and high energy resolution over a wide count rate range, with Bruker’s advanced XFlash® silicon drift detectors (SDD)

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Bruker M6 JETSTREAM large are micro-XRF spectrometer

Analytical Applications

  • Cultural heritage science eg pigment distribution on paintings
  • Geoscience eg drill cores, geological samples
  • Failure analysis eg flaws, inhomogeneities


  • Non-destructive
  • Mobile – ideal for galleries and museums
  • Scan horizontally or vertically


Painting analysis by micro-XRF

Historic Painting Analysis

Micro-XRF is an invaluable tool for researchers working in cultural heritage science, curators, conservators and scientific staff in museums and galleries. Non-destructive analysis with the M4 JETSTREAM provides valuable information for restoration, conservation and authenticity verification. Elemental analysis reveals hidden layers, alterations and the constituents of inorganic pigments. Gain an understanding of artistic processes, for  painting authentication and conservation of paintings.

 Watch the talks from our workshop “Art Conservation with Micro-XRF” at the National Gallery

How the National Gallery used the M6 JETSTREAM to analyse a Leonardo da Vinci painting

Drill core analysis

Drill Core Analysis

The Bruker M6 JETSTREAM is ideal for analysing large geological specimens, including drill core segments. Micro-XRF spectrometry provides information about:

  • Geo-history
  • Sequences of rocks and sediments
  • Paleo-climatological development through sediment layers, etc
Granite analysis with micro-XRF

Large Granite Sample Analysis

Fast elemental analysis of large geological samples with the Bruker M6 JETSTREAM is a non-invasive technique for visualising major and trace element distribution on a macroscopic scale. Visualise the chemical map and select of areas of interest. The lab report describes analysis of a large polished slab of granite (130cm x 80cm) from the Vredefort Dome in South Africa, which is part of the largest known meteorite crater on Earth.

 Lab report – Analysis of a large granite sample from the Vredefort Dome


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