X-300 XRF Analyzer

Premium XRF in terms of speed, precision, limit of detection and elemental range.

The X-300 offers the fastest and most precise results of any model. It accomplishes this by using the top performing SDD and pulse processing electronics, plus a highly optimized X-ray tube and detector geometry to maximize count rates. For alloy testing the X-300 offers unmatched performance on the full range of alloys. The high resolution detector yields high performance for super-alloys, high temps and other specialty alloys. The analyzer design optimizes magnesium detection – critical for fast, precise aluminum alloy analysis. For geochemical applications, the X-300 offers low limits of detection and high precision measurements for standard suites of elements for exploration, gold pathfinders, rare-earths, and environmental/remediation. Analyzers may be factory calibrated with fundamental parameters, Compton Normalization (EPA Method 6200), or user defined empirical calibrations.

X-Ray Tube

50 kV, Rh anode or Au anode (application dependent)

Detector, Rate

20 mm2 premium SDD, FAST DPP250k cps at > 90% live.

SciAps X-300 XRF Analyzer

X-300 for Metals and Alloys

Metals & Alloys

Measures key alloying light elements Mg (> 0.7% in Al base), Al, Si, S and P in 2-3 second beam 2 tests – 5-seconds total test time! Measures 0.4% Mg in 6063, 356, 3004 in 5 sec. beam 2, 7 seconds total test.

X-300 for Geochemistry

GeoChem & Soils

Best performance on Rare-earths, RCRA and Priority Pollutant metals due to premium detector and high rates.

Standard Element Package

The standard element package for the X-300 is shown in the table below.
Require other elements? Just ask! We add or substitute elements frequently for specific applications.

Application Beam 1 (40 kV) Beam 2 (10 kV) Beam 3 (50 kV)
Geo-Mining Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Sr, Rb, Zr, Nb, Mo, W, Ta, Au, Hg, Pb, Bi, U Mg, Al, Si, P, S, K, Ca Ag, Sn, Sb, Ba
Geo-Env Soil Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Sr, Rb, Zr, Mo, W, Tl, Hg, Pb, Bi Mg, Al, Si, P, S Ag, Cd, Sn, Sb, Ba
Alloy Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Se, Y, Zr, Nb, Mo, W, Ta, Hf, Re, Au, Pb, Bi, Ru, Pd, Ag, Cd, Sn, Sb Mg, Al, Si, P, S N/A
Precious Metals Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, W, Au, Ge, Ir, Pt, Au, Pb, Bi, Zr, Mo, Ru, Rh, Pd, Ag, Cd, In, Sn, Sb N/A N/A


3.3 lbs with battery


7.25″ x 10.5″ x 4.5″


On board rechargeable Li-ion battery, rechargeable inside device or with external charger, AC power, hot-swap capability (60s max swap time).


5″ color touchscreen Smartphone type display – PowerVR SGX540 3D graphic.

Comms/Data Transfer

Wifi, Bluetooth, USB. Connectivity to most devices, including SciAps ProfileBuilder PC software.

Excitation Source

6-40kV, 200uA Rh anode for alloy testing, 6-50kV, 200uA Au anode for most other Apps.


20mm 2 silicon drift detector (active area), 135eV resolution FWHM at 5.95Mn K-alpha line.

X-Ray Filtering

6 position filter wheel for beam optimization.

Processing Electronics Host Processor

ARM Cortex -A9 dual-core / 1.2GHz Memory: 1GB DDR2 RAM, 1GB NAND Results Storage: 8GB SD

Pulse Processor

14-bit ADC with digitization rate of 80 MSPS 8K channel MCA USB 2.0 for high speed data transfer to host processor Digital Filtering implemented in FPGA for high throughput pulse processing 50nS – 24uS peaking time


Fundamental parameters. For Geochem and Env. Soil Apps, users may also choose “Compton Normalization” method and/ or use empirically derived calibrations.

Calibration Check

Internal shutter is also 316 stainless for totally automated calibration and energy scale validation.

Environmental Temp. Range

10°F to 130°F at 25% duty cycle.


Password protected usage (user level) and internal settings (admin).


CE, RoHS, USFDA registered, Canada RED Act.

Turbocharge It!


Update to the X-350 with the 500 uA tube current in the low voltage beam. Improves limits of detection on Mg, Al, Si, P and S by 2X over the X-300, or improves speed by 4X for same LODs. Great for aluminum alloys, low silicon, phosphorus and sulfur in steels, ores and geochem samples.


Update to the X-355 with the industry’s most powerful X-ray tube at 55 kV. The 55 kV option improves detection limits on key environmental and pathfinder elements Ag, Cd, Ba, Sn, Sb, Te, and also adds additional rare-earth elements (REE’s) including La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm. It’s the ideal configuration for car catalysts recycling, environmental and mining applications.