XRF USER MEETING & COURSE
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Following the successful meeting at MATSMAK in Gothenburg, we will also hold the next meeting there. We start with a 6 h XRF course on Monday September 9 at 11-17:30 and then user meeting Tuesday-Wednesday 10-11 September. The fee for the XRF meeting is 7 800 SEK. The fee for Monday's course is 3 800 SEK. If you choose both you pay 8 800 SEK, please state this in your application.
XRF instrument for analysis has now existed for more than half a century, but technology is still developing. With XRF you can now measure most of the elements. In most cases the lighter elements such as boron, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, etc are not measured. As all the techniques, even XRF has many disadvantages – when you know those your results can be improved!
We start with a 6-hour XRF course on Monday September 9 at 11-18 and then user meeting Tuesday and Wednesday 10-11 September 2019.
The scope of the user meeting is the exchange of knowledge, experience and practical tips between all users of different techniques using X-ray fluorescence. Here, users gather to exchange experience and follow recent XRF developments. Lectures are mixed with discussions.
At the meeting we will consider sample preparation (milling, grinding, briquette and glass bead), measurement of fluids, development and maintenance of instruments. We will detail discing uss the performance of energy and wavelength dispersive XRF and compare handheld instruments and lab instruments. In all we exchange tips and experiences with each other.
For those working in a laboratory with XRF or XRF handheld (portable), and want to exchange experience with other users. The content is governed by the participants and all requests for items to discuss are welcome.
Exhibitors / suppliers are welcome - register in the same way and indicate in the notification to suppliers and requests for space / tables. NOTE! presentations should be only technical.
The meeting is held in collaboration between RISE, Trollboken AB and ESAB AB and is led by Bertil Magnusson and Christos Tsouris. This year we have an specially well-known XRF user, Maggi Loubser from South Africa. – see CV.
There is a world outsider XRF - Monday evening we meet at the pub Ölstugan (Friggagatan 27) and on Tuesday evening there is a joint cooking course - three course dinner at our venue Matsmak!
Any accommodation in connection with the user meeting is booked and paid by the participants themselves.
We recommend SPAR HOTEL GÅRDA, Norra Kustbanegatan 15-17, 416 64 Göteborg
Phone: 031-752 03 00, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Rooms are prebooked until August 1– just mention XRF user meeting and booking number 1536549.
Maggi Loubser invited speaker this year
Maggi Loubser’s career as an analytical chemist spans three decades specializing in X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy. Maggi has worked in a wide range of industries including the nuclear industry, cement industry, at a university and as a consultant. Her wide experience has included deliverables such as building up an X-ray Analytical facility, overseeing, technical support to numerous laboratories, presenting lectures, hands on training and ultimately solving problems using XRF technologies. Whether as a manager, consultant, researcher or lecturer Maggi has had a taste of many aspects of the working world using XRF!
Today Maggi supports the mining and manufacturing industry in the training of chemists and calibration of WD and EDXRF spectrometers, assists in method development, does gap identification audits and walks the journey with a laboratory to address them. She does a lot of work on handheld spectrometers, setting up custom calibrations for clients in mining and manufacturing, acting as an occasional crash test dummy for software developers and aims to introduce portable XRF as a benchmark technique for art and conservation in Africa. This gives her the opportunity to play with anything from shipwreck treasures to paintings from the old masters and heritage sculptures. Her latest challenge is the Tangible Heritage master’s program and teaching science to students with a humanities background to equip them to better understand the materials they work with in conservation and research of cultural heritage objects.