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Distribution of elements in wheat: a X ray fluorescence spectrometer M4 Brook of Germany TORNADO
Release time:2017-02-27   

Elemental Distribution Examination on Wheat Seed Samples

Measurement Condition

Customer Sample

Objective:ElementaldistributionexaminationofMn,Fe,Zn,Cu,Cd,P,S,Konwheatseedsamples(n=8,bothtransverseandlongitudinalsectionsfor4setsamples),asperreceived.


Left Image: Wheat seed sample in non-embedded, longitudinal and transverse form respectively

Right Image: Samples (N=8) Loading into the M4 Sample Chamber

Analysis Result

(a) HOSUT 2 –Longitudinal Section


Camera Image –10x magnification (Left) and Elemental Mapping (Right) of Wheat Seed Sample “HOSUT 2 Longitudinal section” with combination of Mn, Fe, Zn, Cu, Cd, P, S and K element.

Individual Elemental Mapping of Zn, Fe and Mn respectively


Elemental Mapping of (P+S), K and Cu respectively


Analysis Result

(b) HOSUT 3 –Longitudinal Section


Camera Image –10x magnification (Left) and Elemental Mapping (Right) of Wheat Seed Sample “HOSUT 3 Longitudinal section” with combination of Mn, Fe, Zn, Cu, P, S and K element.


Individual P Elemental Mapping (Left) and “False Color Display” Individual P Elemental Distribution Mapping (Right) on Wheat Seed ‘HOSUT 3 –Longitudinal Section’

“FalseColorDisplay”:PhosphorusIntensitySaturationcorrelationineachmappingpixel.Forinstance,thered/blackareaiscorrelatedwithlow/nosulfurconcentration;Thephosphoruscontentisfoundhigherinblue/whiteareaascomparedtogreenarea,referringtotheintensitycolorindicatoronrightside.


Elemental Mapping of (K+S) and (Mn + Fe + Zn) respectively


Conclusions

Asdemonstrated,M4TornadoisabletoperformquickandnondestructivelyelementalmappinganalysisforexaminingvariouselementdistributiononwheatseedSamplesincludingthefollowingcapabilities:

1.Highnumberofsamplesloadingatonetimewithlargesamplechamber

2.VaryingElementalDistributionStudyincludingP,S,K,Mn,Fe,ZnandCuonwheatseedSamples

3.“FalseColorDisplay”functionmodehelpsinelementdistributionexaminationtofurtherextent


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