NASA Center: Marshall Space Flight Center
Public Release Year: 2012
Reference Number: MSFC-SO-207
Origin: X-ray fluorescence for detecting aluminum
To better detect aluminum compounds, Marshall Space Flight Center partnered with KeyMaster Inc. (later acquired by Madison, Wisconsin-based Bruker AXS Inc.) to develop a vacuum pump system that could be attached to X-ray fluorescence (XRF) scanners. The resulting technology greatly expanded XRF scanner capabilities, and hundreds of museums now use them to authenticate artifacts and works of art.
Page Number in Published book: 90
Manufacturer: Bruker AXS Inc.