Rapid Determination of Gold during Plating Operations by Portable X-Ray Fluorescence


We present the analysis of gold in plating solutions in the presence of several additive ions by portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) revealing an optimum potassium gold cyanide concentration of 2 - 3 g/L for maximum cathode efficiency. Additionally, we present the utility of XRF to determine the thickness of gold plated on copper substrates up to 6 microns.

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Burnett, B. , Giles, A. , Anderson, A. , Darger, T. and Walker, E. (2014) Rapid Determination of Gold during Plating Operations by Portable X-Ray Fluorescence. American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 5, 1178-1183. doi: 10.4236/ajac.2014.517125.

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