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It is basically a tricorder. B)

 

You point it at something, pull the trigger, and in a second or three it gives you a readout of the atomic composition of said object. Mystery steel? No longer! Well, it won't tell you the alloy name, but it will give you the composition. :o

 

I want one...

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Well they arn't cheap but this one is cheaper but not as easy to move around.

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SPECTRO-SPECTROTEST-JR-METAL-ANLAYSER-XRF-ANALYSIS-/370486771848?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Test_Measurement_Equipment_ET&hash=item5642bb8088

 

Essential piece of kit for any budding mad scientist. Though, from the xrf read outs and discussions with metallurgists, understanding what the reading exactly mean is a whole new ball game.

Andrew

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