Manufacturer: Thermo Niton
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The Thermo Scientific Niton XL3t analyzer combines advanced electronics and materials technology with dynamic features and the most versatile x-ray tubes ever used in a handheld XRF instrument. When this power is harnessed to our groundbreaking GOLDD+™ technology, it takes your analytical capabilities to a whole new level. The direct benefits to you include: real-time results, advanced light element analysis, and ultimate performance in our robust, proven design.

From their extraordinary speed and precision to the integrated, tilting, color, touch-screen display and the customizable menus for ease of use, ergonomic Niton® XL3t GOLDD+ analyzers are lightweight, ruggedly constructed, and fast. GOLDD technology delivers vast improvements in sensitivity or measurement times – as much as 10-times faster than conventional Si-PIN detectors, and up to 3-times more precise than conventional silicon drift detectors (SDD).


  • < 3.0 lbs (< 1.3 kg)


  • 9.60 x 9.05 x 3.75 in. (244 x 230 x 95.5 mm)


  • Ag anode (6-50 kV, 0-200 μA max)


  • Geometrically Optimized Large Area Drift Detector (GOLDD)
  • Proprietary detector with 180,000 throughput cps
  • Resolution: < 185 eV @ 60,000 cps @ 4μ sec shaping time

System Electronics

  • 533 MHz ARM 11 CPU
  • 300 MHz dedicated DSP
  • 80 MHz ASICS DSP for signal processing
  • 4096 channel MCA
  • 32 MB internal system memory/128 MB internal user storage


  • Tilting, color, touch-screen display

Standard Analytical Range

  • Up to 30 elements from Mg to U (varies by application)

Optional Light Elements

  • Ultra-low light element detection via He purge

Data Storage

  • Internal >10,000 readings with spectra

Data Transfer

  • USB, Bluetooth, and RS-232 serial communication


  • Password-protected user security

Mode (Varies by application)

  • Alloy Modes: Metal Alloy, Electronics Alloy, Precious Metals
  • Bulk Modes: Soil, Mining, TestAll™
  • Plastic Modes: RoHS Plastics, Toy & Consumer Goods Plastics, TestAll, Painted Products
  • Custom Modes: Upon request (based on application feasibility)

Data Entry

  • Touch-screen keyboard
  • User-programmable pick lists
  • Optional wireless remote barcode reader

Standard Accessories

  • Integrated CCD camera for locating and storing images
  • Locking shielded carrying case
  • Shielded belt holster
  • Two lithium-ion battery packs
  • 110/220 VAC battery charger/AC adaptor
  • PC connection cables (USB and RS-232)
  • Niton Data Transfer (NDT) PC software
  • Safety lanyard
  • Check samples/standards

Optional Features and Accessories

  • 3 mm small-spot collimation
  • Thermo Scientific SmartStand™ portable test stand, stationary (bench-top) test stand, mobile test stand, Field Mate™
  • Thermo Scientific Extend-a-Pole™ extension pole
  • Welding mask
  • Thermo Scientific HotFoot™ hot surface adapter
  • Soil testing guard


  • Varies by region; contact your local distributor


  • CE, RoHS

  • Metal alloy analysis
  • Mining exploration
  • Environmental applications
  • Electronics and consumer goods testing