McMaster Archaeological XRF Lab (MAX Lab)

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
What the facility does

Non-destructive elemental characterization using EDXRF, archaeology-focused

Research Services

Energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (Thermo Quant’X)

Sectors of Application
  • Arts and cultural industries
  • Chemical industries
  • Construction (including building, civil engineering, specialty trades)
  • Defence and security industries
  • Education
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Mining, minerals and metals

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function


Energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer

Non-destructive elemental characterization of solids, liquids, gasses

  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Trent University
  • Manchester Museum (The University of Manchester)
  • The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
  • The University of Athens
  • University of Haifa
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • University of Calgary
  • The University of Liverpool
  • Université Bordeaux Montaigne



MAX Lab Publications & Presentations