1cm Analysis of a foreign substance in a tablet

Easy, direct analysis of a visible foreign substance

Analyze a foreign substance inside a 1 cm pill with no preprocessing.

Mesurement Conditions  
X-ray Tube Voltage 50 kV
X-ray Tube Current 1.0 mA
X-ray Radiation Diameter 100 ┬Ám
Sample Foreign substance inside a pill

Considerations

A foreign substance visible from the surface of the pill could be specified for analysis simply by using the mouse to click the area displayed on the optical microscope image. By comparing the spectrums of the foreign substance and the background, it was possible to verify that the foreign substance was a stainless-steel material, for which the primary component was iron.

Direct Element Analysis of a Foreign Substance in a Pill


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Measurement Results

A foreign substance inside a pill can be analyzed with no preprocessing, such as removing the substance or cutting a cross-section of the sample.

Meas.Result of Foreign Substance in pill
Blue: Foreign Substance, Red: Background

*The ability to perform this type of analysis depends on the combination of elements contained in the foreign substance, the depth of the substance in the sample, and the size of the substance.