How X-Ray Spectroscopy Works & How We Save You Time & Money

Excedr - X-Ray Spectrometers

Regardless of the many types and configurations, we can provide a leasing solution for all makes and models your end-user might require. Contact us today to request an estimate and learn more about how Excedr can save your time and money on your next X-ray fluorescence spectrometer.

All equipment brands/models are available

The Benefits of Excedr’s X-Ray Spectrometer Leasing Program:

  • Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
  • Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
  • Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
  • Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
  • Conserves working capital,  enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
  • Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences

*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.

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The study of the properties of a material based upon how it interacts with light is referred to as spectroscopy.

By observing how light bounces, scatters, is emitted, or is absorbed, scientists can tell a lot about the specific material. X-ray spectroscopy specifically refers to looking at the light in the X-ray portion of the electromagnetic radiation spectrum to gather information about various forms of matter. X-rays have wavelengths of 0.01-10 nanometers and a frequency in the range of 30 petahertz to 30 exahertz. These specific wave properties allow X-rays to penetrate through various objects. X-rays are most commonly associated with medical X-ray scans which allow radiologists to see the bones of a patient without having to cut into them. 

In X-ray spectroscopy, the sample is struck with high-energy particles resulting in the material emitting X-rays. When they are hit by these high-energy particles, the individual atom’s electrons transition, either gaining energy or losing energy, which then results in them emitting X-ray photons. These emitted photons possess properties that are characteristically unique to the materials that they are emitted from. By comparing a sample’s spectral data with that of a known substance, detailed information about the sample can then be obtained. This excitation can be triggered by electrons, other high-energy charged particles, or beams of X-rays. There are different techniques within X-ray spectroscopy that test for specific properties, use specific types of equipment, and are made to test for specific types of materials. Most techniques, however, involve analyzing how the material disperses radiation to determine aspects of its atomic structure and elemental makeup.

X-Ray Spectrometer Applications, Types, & Costs

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X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)

This method performs substance analysis by X-ray or gamma-ray excitation to illicit fluorescent X-rays from it. The short-wave radiation is able to energize atoms inside the sample’s atoms and cause them to eject an electron. Also known as ionization, this process produces energy in the form of a photon. No two elements have identical radiation signatures, making this resulting light energy similar to a fingerprint in that it can classify what elements make up the compound. Its low cost, ease of sample preparation, and general operability make it widely used. Extracting the elemental characteristics of a material is done by comparing the substances wavelength dispersive spectrum chart with spectrum charts of known elements. Effective in chemistry, archeology, and in the investigation of materials, XRF has difficulty with small batches of samples and is best used when sampling in bulk.


Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDXS)

EDXS, also referred to as energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDXA), measures the X-ray radiation that is emitted from an object after it is hit with high-energy charged particles. This method is mainly used for chemical characterization and elemental analysis of materials. The primary components for EDXS are an excitation source, a detector, a pulse processor, and an analyzer. A popular use for EDXS is electron microscopy. EDXS is one of the two main X-ray spectroscopy techniques.


Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (WDXRS)

Besides EDXS, WDXS is the most commonly used X-ray spectroscopy technique primarily used for chemical analysis. At its core, it counts the number of X-rays that are diffracted by a crystal at a specific wavelength. This method of a single wavelength and crystal lattice spacing analysis is made possible by Bragg’s law. Unlike EDXS, WDXS only focuses on a single wavelength at a time rather than analyzing a broad spectrum of energies simultaneously. Due to WDXRS’s high spectral resolution and greater quantitative potential, it is a complementary technique to EDXS


X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)

To quantitatively measure the elemental composition of the surface of a material X-ray electron spectroscopy can be employed. It is a highly sensitive technique that can measure elemental compositions at the parts-per-thousand range, identify binding states of elements, and give information about the material’s electron states. Unlike other X-ray spectroscopy techniques, XPS can not only determine what elements are present within a thin film, but also what elements are bonded to it.


X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS)

XAS is a spectroscopic technique used to determine the local geometric and electronic structure of a sample in a gaseous, solid, or liquid phase. It expands upon two other techniques, extended X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy and X-ray absorption near-edge structure spectroscopy. XAS is widely used in the study of amorphous materials where its specific sensitivity to local structures is needed such as studying catalysis, ions in a solution, and microporous materials.


High-Energy Resolution Imaging

Space exploration has captivated the human imagination ever since our ability to look up at the stars and wonder about their presence. Unfortunately, we still lack the technology to practically travel beyond our solar system to explore deep space celestial bodies. Our curiosity, however, has led us to other techniques to learn about these far off objects without physically having to be there. Spectroscopy is one such technique and recently the Japanese Space Agency has made advances in X-ray spectroscopy that will allow for high-energy resolution imaging spectroscopy with M pixel class X-ray integral field. Currently, high pixel imaging techniques exist, however, their energy resolution has been limited. With this technique, astronomers will not need to choose between image quality and energy resolution. X-ray spectroscopy has been a valuable tool for astronomers to study deep space objects. Though as an imaging technique, it is still in the early stages of development, however, its applications could go beyond just astronomy. Elemental analysis in electron microscopes for objects on earth will also benefit greatly by this improved resolution.


X-ray spectrometers can give any lab a powerful analytical tool but purchasing one can be a financial burden. With Excedr’s leasing program, you can bypass the huge cost of purchasing by spreading your cost out across multiple years. Whatever your financing needs, be they leasing an elemental analyzer or X-Ray spectrometer, we’re here to help. Call us at +1 888-927-3802 or fill out our contact form and we can talk about your specific needs in further detail.

We Offer Wavelength Dispersion X-Ray Spectrometer Leases to Fit Every Need

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Operating Lease

This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.


If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.

X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer Manufacturers & Models on the Market
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Thermo Fisher Scientific:
EDXRF, ARL 9900 Simultaneous-Sequential XRF Series, ARL 9900 X-Ray Workstation, ARL QUANT’X EDXRF Spectrometer, ARL SMS-Omega, ARL OPTIM’X WDXRF Spectrometer, ARL PERORM’X Sequential XRF Spectrometer

X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrometer System (XPS):
Nexsa, K-Alpha, ESCALAB XI+ XPS Microprobe,Theta Probe Angle-Resolved

Hitachi High-Technologies Corp.:
EA8000, EA6000VX, EA1200VX, EA1000VX, EA1000AIII, FT150 Series, FT150, FT150h, FT150L, FT110A, FT9400 Series, FT9400, FT8450, FT9455, FT9300 Series, FT9300, FT9350, FT9355, FT9200 Series, FT9200, FT9250, FT9255


X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Scattering (SAXS):

EDX-7000/8000/8100, EDX-LE, XRF-1800 Sequential

X-ray diffraction (XRD):

Malvern Panalytical:
Zerium, Axios FAST, 2830 ZT, Epsilon Range, Epsilon 1, Epsilon Xflow, Epsilon 4, Epsilon 4 Mining and minerals, Epsilon 4 Oils and fuels, Epsilon 4 Lubricating oils, Epsilon 4 PHarmaceuticals and cosmetics, Epsilon 4 Foods and Environment, Epsilon 4 Building materials, Epsilon 4 Polymers plastics and paints

X-ray diffraction (XRD):
Empyrean range, Empyrean, Empyrean Nano Edition, Empyrean Alpha 1, Aeris Range, Aeris Research edition, Aeris Cement edition, Aeris Minerals edition, Aeris Metals edition, CubiX3 Range, CubixX3, CubixX3 Potflux, CubixX3 Pharma, CubixX3 Minerals, CubixX3 Iron, CubixX3 Cement,X’Pert3 MRD, X’Pert3 MRD XL, X’Pert Powder

ZSX Primus, ZSX Primus/SSLS, ZSX Primus II, ZSX Primus III+, ZSX Primus IV , ZSX Primus 400, Simultix 15, Supermini 200, Micro-Z ULS, Mini-Z Sulfur, Mini-Z series, NANOHUNTER II, NEX QC, NEX QC+, NEX QC+ QuantEZ, NEX CG, NEX DE, NEX DE VS, AZX 400

Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS): BioSAXS-2000nano, NANOMAX, NANOPIX, NANOPIX mini, SmartLab, Ultima IV

X-ray diffraction (XRD)
MiniFlex, Ultima IV, SmartLab, SmartLab SE, TTRAX III, Rapid II


Petra 4294, Petra MAX, Sindie +Pb, Sindie 7039, Sindie Online, Sindie On-The-Go, Clora, Clora 2XP, Sindie +Cl, Clora Online, HD Prime, Petra MAX, Sindie +Cl, Cadence, HD Mobile, HD Rocksand, Phoebe, Signal

Fischer Technology:
GOLDSCOPE, XAN, XAN, XDL Series, XDV-SDD, XDV series 2, XDV-µ, XUV, iMOXS, XAN500, X-RAY 4000, X-RAY 5000, X-RAY XDV-µ SEMI

P-Metrix, S-Mobile, S-Mobile PD, S-Mobile SDD, S-Mobile ULS, S-Mobile SDD LE, Petro-Marine, X-Calibur, X-Calibur SDD, X-Calibur SDD LE, Genius IF, RoHS, RoHS PD, RoHS SDD, X-Cite, X-Cite PD, X-Cite SDD, Nova, Vega, EX-6600, X-7600, Apollo

Skyray Instruments:
EDX600, EDX880, EDX3000, EDX2800, Pocket III, Genius III, Portable I, EDX3200S, EDX3600B, EDX3600H, EDX3600L, EDX3000D, EDX6000B, EDX3600, WDX400, WDX200, Thick800, OSA100, HM-3000P


Angstrom Advanced

X-ray Diffraction (XRD):
ADX-2500, ADX-2700, ADX-8000

Aczel INC:
Axiom, Cube-x

and more!


Operating Capital Benefits

Operating Capital Benefits

Excedr's operating lease structure allows you to keep your business credit line open for expansions, staffing, and other operational expenses. Additionally, it strengthens the cash flow of your business and keeps cash reserves free for business development opportunities.

Effects on Credit

Effects on Credit

Leasing / renting provides you with non-dilutive financing and does not hinder your future borrowing ability. You're able to acquire the equipment you need without the baggage associated with traditional financing.

Speed of Approval

Speed of Approval

Excedr's program allows you to respond quickly as your need for equipment and technology arises. You can be approved with minimal documentation and have the equipment you need in operation and generating revenue for your business quickly.

Refurbished Equipment

Refurbished Equipment

Unlike traditional financing and leasing companies, the Excedr program can accommodate refurbished equipment in addition to demo units. If you are looking for additional cost-savings, we recommend considering this option.