XRF Spectrometer aids advanced materials characterization.

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Able to analyze any solid or liquid sample, ARL PERFORM'X integrates bulk elemental analysis with mapping and small spot analysis. X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer, designed for analytical laboratories, offers choice of analyzed area size from 35-0.5 mm. X-ray mapping and sample visualization capabilities enable users to identify and characterize inhomogeneities, while dual sample loading enables processing of 60+ samples/hr and analysis of up to 84 elements.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches ARL PERFORM'X XRF for Advanced Materials Characterization at Pittcon 2011

ATLANTA, GA - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the new Thermo Scientific ARL PERFORM'X X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer for advanced materials characterization at Pittcon 2011. The ARL PERFORM'X integrates bulk elemental analysis capabilities with mapping and small spot analysis to create a solution that offers unmatched versatility and performance for the analysis of any solid or liquid sample. Thermo Fisher will showcase the new ARL PERFORM'X within Thermo Scientific booth 2835 during Pittcon 2011, being held March 13 - March 18, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The ARL PERFORM'X is a highly precise system offering users a choice of analyzed area size from 35 mm to 0.5 mm. As well as measuring the standard chemical composition of samples, the system facilitates elemental small spot analysis enabling analysts to pinpoint focus on specimen sections as small as 0.5 mm, significantly improving the versatility of analyses. The instrument's advanced X-ray mapping and sample visualization capabilities also enable users to identify and characterize inhomogeneities, such as elemental inclusions, defects and gradients in samples previously unidentifiable. The ARL PERFORM'X has the capacity to handle samples of many sizes and types including solids, liquids, powders and thin films, providing laboratories with unrivalled versatility that outperforms other solutions.

Designed for analytical laboratories in areas as diverse as geochemistry, chemical, petrochemical, materials science, contract laboratories and process control, the system's speed, reliability and flexibility make it ideally suited to solving composition problems in demanding industrial process and quality applications. With dual sample loading the ARL PERFORM'X is able to process more than 60 samples per hour in a typical multi-element analysis case, offering rapid and precise analysis of up to 84 elements. The system also provides the highest standards of safety with an innovative sample recognition capability that ensures easy and safe loading of solids and liquids. In addition, the instrument offers unrivalled long-term stability and repeatability of results.

The ARL PERFORM'X comes as standard with the latest version of the Thermo Scientific OXSAS software. OXSAS is an easy-to-use software solution that improves productivity through its rapid and highly accurate reporting features. Users also benefit from a synoptic panel that mimics real-time operation and internal functioning of the instrument on a separate display screen enabling users to visually monitor the status of their analyses.

For more information about the new Thermo Scientific ARL PERFORM'X, please visit Thermo Scientific booth 2835 at Pittcon 2011. Alternatively, please call +1 800-532-4752, email analyze@thermofisher.com or visit http://www.thermoscientific.com/performx

For access to all Thermo Fisher Scientific news and product photos related to Pittcon 2011, please visit the online media room at www.thermofisher.com/pittcon11

About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of nearly $11 billion, we have approximately 37,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, which offer a unique combination of continuous technology development and the most convenient purchasing options. Our products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, and solve analytical challenges ranging from complex research to routine testing to field applications. Visit www.thermofisher.com.

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