XRF Windows for your Thermo Scientific Niton XL2 and XL3t supporting your handheld XRF analyzer!
Available in Prolene, Polypropylene, and Kapton variants!
Prolene Windows - BY FAR the most common type of handheld XRF window. If your windows feel as thin as kitchen plastic wrap, then you have Prolene windows! (and no, kitchen plastic wrap will not work) Prolene windows allow for light element analysis and are typical in the Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) models including the Niton XL2 950 and Niton XL2 980. Still, you may have a custom handheld XRF built for your application. If so, check to see which windows came with your analyzer and use of those. (Part Number 447-33771)
Polypropylene Windows - These polypropylene windows are X-Ray Grade, 1 mil thick, polypropylene thin film with low impurities. While they do offer more protection than their Prolene counterparts, they do not allow for light element analysis. Polypropylene windows go with all Pin Diode handheld XRFs which do not see light elements based on their design. (Part Number 187-1555)
Kapton Windows - These Kapton windows are an amber colored polymer window measuring 1 mil thick. They are the strongest of the three window types but only work with a limited selection of analyzers. (Part Number 187-813)
This chart below will tell you which window you will need for your Niton:
|Detector Type||Model||Window Material||Calibration|
|Pin Diode||Niton XL2 100G||
|Pin Diode||Niton XL2 100P||
|Pin Diode||Niton XL2 500||Polypropylene or Kapton||Soils and Mining|
|Pin Diode||Niton XL2 600||Polypropylene or Kapton||Soils|
|Pin Diode||Niton XL2 700||Polypropylene or Kapton||Consumer Products|
|Pin Diode||Niton XL2 800||Polypropylene or Kapton||General Metals|
|Pin Diode||Niton XL3t 500||Polypropylene or Kapton||Soils and Mining|
|Pin Diode||Niton XL3t 600||Polypropylene or Kapton||Soils|
|Pin Diode||Niton XL3t 700||Polypropylene or Kapton||Consumer Products|
|Pin Diode||Niton XL3t 700S||Polypropylene or Kapton||Consumer Products|
|Pin Diode||Niton XL3t 800||Polypropylene or Kapton||General Metals|
|Silicon Drift Detector (SDD)||Niton XL2 950||Prolene||Soils and Mining|
|Silicon Drift Detector (SDD)||Niton XL2 980 GOLDD+||Prolene||General Metals|
|Silicon Drift Detector (SDD)||Niton XL3t 950 GOLDD+||Prolene||Soils and Mining|
|Silicon Drift Detector (SDD)||Niton XL3t 960 GOLDD+||Prolene||Soils|
|Silicon Drift Detector (SDD)||Niton XL3t 970 GOLDD+||Prolene||Consumer Products|
|Silicon Drift Detector (SDD)||Niton XL3t 980 GOLDD+||Prolene||General Metals|
*All other Niton XL2 and XL3t models are compatible. Pick your window based on what came with your analyzer. If you are not sure which window to choose Contact Us.
Other names for these products include: x-ray film, Niton screens, front windows, plastic that goes on front of my Niton, etc.