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Importance

Sample preparation is by far the most important step in any analytical technique. How well the sample is prepared and presented will affect the the ability to yield accurate data from the instrument. X-ray fluorescence is not immune to this crucial step, despite the ability to correct for standard counting errors, instrument variation errors, operatoration errors, and matrix effects. Choosing the right sample preparation technique will depend on the goals of accuracy and precision the analyst needs or wishes to attain.