Amptek’s EXP-2 Complete Experimenter’s Kit is a package designed to help a user quickly begin doing elemental analysis via X-ray fluorescence (XRF). It includes hardware and software supplied by Amptek. Once this kit is assembled and the software configured and calibrated, one can begin doing simple analyses. This kit is general purpose, so is not tailored to a particular application, but can be the starting point for a customized system.
The Experimenter’s Kit combines three separate, standard Amptek products and a unique mechanical fixture. The standard components are (1) the X-123 FAST SDD spectrometer (which includes a detector and the DP5 digital signal processor), (2) the 10 Watt Mini-X2 X-ray tube (which includes a collimator with a place to mount filters), (3) XRS-FP2 X-ray analysis software, and (4) the EXP-2 mechanical fixture which provides radiation shielding, safety interlocks, and a sample chamber.