With the unique X-ray Guide Tube the bench top XGT-5000 systems allow convenient access to X-ray fluorescence analysis with high spatial resolution – from 1.2 mm down to 10 µm. There is no sample preparation or vacuum required. Two X-ray guide tubes are provided in the instrument, allowing the user to simply switch between a micro and macro beams, so that a range of experiments can be accommodated. XRF mapped images are easily obtained through automated sample scanning, and the provision of a second detector beneath the sample enables simultaneous acquisition of X-ray transmission images. The additional structural information provided by this technology is extremely useful for locating regions of interest, or interrogating a sample’s internal structure. The XRF system is used to mapping the chemical components in a material.