X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

In X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), also called electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis (ESCA), X-rays excite photoelectrons, and the emitted electron signal is plotted as a spectrum of binding energies. Differing chemical states resulting from compound formation are reflected in the photoelectron peak positions and shapes. Spectral information is collected from a depth of 2-20 atomic layers, depending on the material studied. MRL has one instrument for X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy. The strength of XPS is its ability to identify different chemical states. This ability is useful in a range of physical studies, for example, oxidation/corrosion products, adsorbed species, and thin-film growth processes.


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Equipment Name Contact Location
Kratos Axis ULTRA
  • Richard T Haasch r-haasch
  • Mohammad Amdad Ali mali85

The Kratos Axis ULTRA features: Excitation Sources Dual Anode X-ray Source: Mg, Al Monochromatic Xray Source: Al Detection System Small Area Extraction Optics: Hybrid Spherical Capacitor Electron Energy Analyzer for Spectroscopy and 2-D Imaging

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