Solid Samples Require Unique Analytical Expertise.

McCampbell Analytical Inc. can quickly identify and quantify the contents of solid samples using several powerful techniques. To identify and quantify the coupounds that are in a sample, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Attenuated Total Reflectance Infrared Spectroscopy (ATR-IR ) provide powerful insight into both the structure and chemistry.


To identify and quantify the elements that comprise a sample X-Ray Fluorescence Energy-dispersive Spectroscopy (XRF-EDS) and Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy (ICP) quickly reveal the chemistry of your material.

X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)

For compound identity of samples likely to be inorganic (for example minerals, metals, soils) X-ray Diffraction is the method of choice.

XRD can answer general questions like:

Or technical questions like:

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Attenuated Total Reflectance Infrared Spectroscopy (ATR-IR )

For compound identity of samples likely to be organic (for example plastics, fabrics, nature products) or combination of inorganic and organic, ATR-IR is the method of choice.

Questions ATR-IR can answer:

If your sample has a flat surface or is a powder, it can be analyzed without any damage, even samples as small as 0.1 gram.

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