[Ifeffit] Pellet sample preparation
rtmayes at gmail.com
Wed Aug 19 15:01:57 CDT 2009
Boron nitride has been used as a diluent.
You might check Polymer Source (www.polymersource.com) for the polyethylene
you're looking for, however they seem to be quite expensive. ChemPlex (
www.chemplex.com) also has binders and specializes in products for XRF
On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 2:27 PM, Dominik Samuelis <d.samuelis at fkf.mpg.de>wrote:
> Dear list,
> for many years, I have used "Merck Uvasol Polyethylene for
> spectroscopy" PE powder as a diluent and binder for pressing
> self-supporting pellets especially of air-sensitive substances. When I
> today wanted to order a new bottle, I had to learn that it's not
> available anymore (actually, since 2002... :-)).
> Does anyone of you know about any other supplier of spectroscopy-grade
> polyethylene powder? And more general, which binder/diluent do you use
> for preparing pellets of sensitive substances ?
> Best regards,
> Dr. Dominik Samuelis
> d.samuelis at fkf.mpg.de
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