Oxford Labs is a young, dynamic company with headquarters in the Oxford Science Park.

We are establishing a network of regional agencies offering nationwide U.K. coverage.

Our technicians are all appropriately trained and accredited in the use of XRF spectroscopy equipment.

Many of our staff have a background in antiquities and fine art, with wide experience in handling delicate and valuable artefacts.

Administrative Contact: Tanya Maijala
Technical Contact: Alan Smith
General Contact:

Oxford X-ray Fluorescence Ltd
T/a Oxford Labs
Magdalen Centre
The Oxford Science Park
Phone: +44 [0]1865 784118
Email: xrf@oxford-labs.com

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  • Usage

    XRF spectroscopy is widely used for qualitative and quantitative elemental analysis of environmental, archaeological, geological, biological, industrial and other samples.
  • Compared to rival techniques, such as Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS), Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy (ICPS) and Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA), XRF has the advantage of being non-destructive, multi-elemental, fast and cost-effective.
  • Furthermore, XRF provides a good, uniform detection level across a large portion of the Periodic Table and is applicable to a wide range of concentrations, from 100% down to a few parts per million (ppm).
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Oxford Labs – FAQ

Which materials is XRF suitable for?
XRF can be used to test a wide range of materials from ceramics to metals and glass. It has various applications in industry, in environmental studies and the verification of antiquities. Read more

How do I get my item analyzed?
We can test on our premises or on site. Contact Oxford Labs for details of the services we offer.
How long does it take?
The process is fast and efficient. We aim to provide documentation and return of your items within two weeks. Read more

What results can I expect?
The chemical composition of the sampled area will be determined. We can offer an opinion as to the historical periods with which these results are consistent based on comparison with our database of known genuine results.
Does the process damage the item?
XRF does not damage the item. It is a safe and non-destructive process. Read more ...

What is the cost?
We offer a comprehensive service at a competitive price. Click here for our scale of charges.

What documentation will you provide?
The analysis will be fully documented and a signed certificate will be provided.