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Scheduled for Wed, April 17, 2019 from 1:00 to 1:45 pm CST

Learn about the latest Materials Analysis best practices.

Handheld XRF can be used with almost any sample preparation technique borrowed from the laboratory – or no sample preparation at all. Most HHXRF users think of their analyzer as a point-and-shoot device, needing little to no sample preparation and giving limited analytical data. HHXRF is far more versatile than is usually assumed, and can be used to your benefit on samples that have been ground, powdered, even fused into “beads.”

Join Us to Learn About:

  • Various categories of sample prep techniques
  • Reasons why you may or may not want to use them
  • Benefits and drawbacks to each


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Erika Pfeiffer

Erika Pfeiffer serves in the capacity of Training Coordinator and Customer Support for Metal Analysis Group. She provides technical support, training, and consulting across all market areas for our customers.

Erika holds B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Geological Sciences and has nearly 15 years of experience as Field/Laboratory Chemist and Geologist in both the industrial and government sectors, including work for Los Alamos National Laboratory and the (EPA) Environmental Protection Agency.

Erika excels in teaching science to non-scientists and making complex topics understandable by a wide range of students. She has taught at the College/University Level, as well as in corporate and laboratory settings and has recently co-authored a series of training courses aimed at Spark-OES, HH-XRF, and ICP-OES users. Erika resides in Detroit, Michigan, enjoys sailing and traveling, and explores the US, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean whenever possible.