THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Sept. 11, 2012 — Rigaku Americas Corp. has released the Supermini200 wavelength-dispersive x-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) spectrometer. Elemental analysis is among the most important fundamental measurements made for industrial quality control and research and development. Wavelength dispersive x-ray fluorescence is a nondestructive technique for elemental analysis. Its advantages include light element sensitivity, good elemental resolving power and low limits of detection. The instrument combines all of the advantages of traditional WDXRF elemental analysis systems in a smaller package. No chemical preparation step is required, facilitating sample preparation and cleanup. The spectrometer incorporates newly designed and simplified software and an improved footprint as compared with its predecessor. EZ Analysis is a new software feature that simplifies everyday routine operation. A single interface contains comprehensive information about the status of samples, data measurement and analysis parameters, as well as a running output of results. The EZ Scan software module enables analysis of unknown samples with no prior setup and with only a few clicks of the mouse to get started.