X-100 XRF Analyzer

If you don’t need to measure Mg, Al, Si, P or S, save your money

The X-100 is the same hardware platform as the X-200, except with calibration and software omitted for certain element/app combinations. For the alloy app, the X-100 excludes Mg, Al, Si, P and S. For exploration and environmental, the X-100 excludes Mg, Al, Si, P, S, Cl, K, and Ca. For other applications, in general the X-100 hardware is not configured for elemental analysis below atomic number 20 (Ca).
The X-100 does feature the same state of the art X-ray tube and silicon drift detector as the X-200. It is the ideal configuration for operators that want high performance for transition metals (Sc and higher), precious metals and heavy metals. As such it is widely used for many alloy applications, base metal exploration and mining, and heavy metal contamination or analysis in a wide variety of sample types. The LOD and precision data stated above for X-200s applies to the X-100 for the applicable elements. Also available is the SciAps Empirical App for users that want to test other types of materials and generate their own calibration models. Analyzers may be factory calibrated with fundamental parameters, Compton Normalization (EPA Method 6200), or user defined empirical calibrations.

X-Ray Tube

40 kV, Rh anode (alloy) or 40 kV Au anode (Geochem, Soil, others).

Detector, Rate

20 mm2 standard SDD, DPP 125k cps, > 90% live.

SciAps X-100 XRF Analyzer

X-100 for Metals and Alloys

Metals & Alloys

Test SS, high temps, red metals with speed, precision comparable to top end competing brands, but NOT analyze elements Mg, Si, Al, P and S.

X-100 for Geochemistry

GeoChem & Soils

Offers high speed and precision and excellent limits of detection on transition metals (base metals) and heavy metals, SDD technology. Does not analyze Mg, Al, Si.

Standard Element Package

The standard element package for the X-100 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, Ag, Sn, Sb N/A N/A
Geo-Env Soil Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Sr, Rb, Zr, Mo, W, Tl, Hg, Pb, Bi, Ag, Cd, Sn, Sb N/A N/A
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 N/A 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 Profile Builder 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.

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This page was updated on March 23rd, 2021