Mrs. Manel Chandrasekara

Dileepa Asarapperuma

Mr. Ranjith Bandara

Mr. Ranjith Bandara

Mr. Anura Jayathilaka

Mrs. Champa Dissanayake

Dr. Viraj Edirisinghe

Prasad Mahakumara

X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Laboratory

X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) technique is a major nuclear analytical technique widely used throughout the world for multi elemental analysis, the identification of basic chemical elements that a material or object is made of. The technique is considered to be a non-destructive method as opposed to other chemical tests that needs the specimen in test to be disintegrated for the purpose. Therefore, it finds advantages for both industrial and R & D activities where the sample should be preserved for future use.

The XRF laboratory of the Life Science Division having understood the above potential of this technique provides analytical tests for local industries, export and import items and academic research purposes that require the identification of elements in a sample. Both qualitative measures where the identification of individual elements simultaneously and quantitative measures for quantifying the percentage or parts per million (ppm) of the sample can be performed.

The laboratory performs mainly three tests,

Testing services can be carried for following sample matrixes for commercial and R&D purposes,

Comprehensive tests results and reports both qualitative and quantitative elemental analysis are issued directly for customers or designated regulatory bodies for further decision making or regulatory steps respectively.

X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) laboratory

Operating of ED-XRF of X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) laboratory

Portable XRF machine