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As a lab practice all students will have to do either an XRF measurement. The equipment is in PSCI 129; the name of the TAs are Enrique Ramirez ( and Rodolfo Gonzalez (

Instructions to operate the XRF instrument XMET-3000 (Please print and bring to lab)

  • Turn on Palm, pwd: xM37l322, "l" is low case "L"
  • Put keys in and turn on
  • Start Xmet in Palm
  • Write name of file"MASE-Some-ID"
  • Select "Metal method"
  • Select 300 seconds
  • Put sample over window and cover with Al case
  • Turn on x-rays by pressing and holding trigger for 5 seconds, red light should remain on after releasing trigger
  • Verify file and data in Palm after x-rays shut off, copy file from SD memory to computer and portable memory.

Fall 2013 Schedule
*Monday 21/Oct 3:00 pm, Rodolfo Aguirre, Alejandra Garibaldi.
*Monday 21/Oct 4:00 pm, Heber Martinez and Craig Guerrero.
*Tuesday 22/Oct 12:00 pm, Jessica Buckner and Ngozi Ochoa.
*Wednesday 23/Oct 11:00 am, AMSeongik Hong, Seyeon Hwang and Kyungdeok Jang.
*Thursday 24/Oct 12:30 pm, Hector Lopez, Victor Correa and Roman Flores.