Services : XPS.

Central analysis facilities : XPS. (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy)

XPS. (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy) is also called ESCA (Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis). It is a surface (<5 nm) sensitive technique that can analyse the elemental concentration and chemical and electronic states of a vacuum compatible sample.

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Restrictions on samples :
Samples are solid or powder and must be vacuum compatible. A sample can range in size from 0.1 mm in diameter and very thin to 7 cm in diameter and 2 cm thick. Powdered and other rough surfaced samples can also be analyzed.
Samples are generally mounted using clips or adhesives onto standard fixtures. It is useful to know in advance if the sample is conducting and if it will be outgassing in vacuum.
Please keep your samples clean (keep them in an sealed container or in Aluminium foil, do not touch them)