Tracer 5i handheld XRF spectrometer

Bruker introduces the next generation Tracer handheld XRF spectrometer ideal for methods development, research and complex materials.

The new Tracer 5i is reconfigured to be more powerful, flexible and fully field interactive, while retaining the unique features and comprehensive analytical software that the Tracer is recognised for.

Bruker’s new Tracer 5i synchronizes power, function, precision and accuracy to provide dynamic, field capable elemental analysis from everyday point-and-shoot testing to the ever-changing challenges and complexities of advanced applications and research.

The new Tracer 5i retains the trademark ability to use an air, vacuum or helium beam path and to interactively control power, filters, collimators and atmosphere, along with comprehensive data analysis capabilities to provide the ultimate in on-site interaction for faster analysis at lower LODs, especially for light elements like sodium.


The new analytical software preserves the Tracer’s comprehensive analytical software features for complex materials, but has a more streamlined workflow and additionally incorporates EasyCal software to provide simple correlation fits for standard materials.

Whether it is in art conservation and archaeology, for teaching, in food safety and agriculture applications, for geochemistry or advanced materials, Tracers can thoroughly and accurately analyse the elemental composition and identify standard or complex materials.

Tracers can analyse multiple sample types, including liquids, slurries, powders, soils, sediment, sludge, cellulose, polymers, paper, solids, metals and alloys.

Specialist calibrations
The Tracer can be equipped with calibrations that allow you to measure metals (including precious metals), ore and mineral samples, and many other types of sample. Available calibrations are as diverse as the list of applications, but if you have a desired application that is not offered as an existing calibration, IMP is able to customise a calibration to perfectly suit your requirements.

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