Application Note: Beryllium Analysis in Beryllium Copper Alloy
28 November 2012

The characteristics and uses of beryllium copper alloys depend on beryllium concentration, thus it is important to analyze beryllium in beryllium copper. This application note demonstrates that beryllium in beryllium copper alloy can be routinely analyzed using the ZSX Primusll from Rigaku. The ZSX PrimusII, a tube-above sequential wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) spectrometer, was equipped with a 4 kW X-ray tube with a Rh target, featuring a ultra-thin beryllium window, and four analyzing crystals covering F to U. In this analysis, the multi-layer analyzer, RX75 (optional) was also mounted in the spectrometer.