Rigaku Supermini200 X-ray Spectrometer

The Department of Geology has received a gift from alumni Bruce DeWyk ’58 and the J.M. McDonald Foundation to enable the purchase of a Rigaku Supermini200 X-ray spectrometer.  Utilizing one of the most powerful techniques for elemental analysis, wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence, the Supermini is a versatile benchtop model designed with student use in mind.  This acquisition now gives the department the capability to analyze geologic samples of all types and the elemental capabilities range from Fluorine to Uranium.  In conjunction with our Rigaku Miniflex, our x-ray analysis facilities are first rate and we can support a wide variety of student learning and research requirements.