X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)  Analysis @ Cardiff

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Welcome to XPS Analysis at Cardiff

We at Cardiff are pleased to introduce our X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) surface analysis facility located within the Wolfson nanoscience laboratory of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI).

kratosIntroducing the Kratos Axis Ultra - DLD

The Kratos AXIS ULTRA has been supplying the CCI, Cardiff School of Chemistry and industry with high quality XPS analysis since 2006.

Combining the next generation of photoelectron detector, the spectrometer also incorporates quantitative, real time parallel imaging with the highest resolution spectroscopy over all analysis areas.

The system integrates the Kratos magnetic immersion lens and charge neutralisation system with dual analysers (spherical mirror and concentric hemispherical analysers). Together with the delay-line detector (DLD) in both imaging and spectroscopy modes, the system provides exceptional results.

The system is not confined to being a high throughput photoelectron spectrometer however, and is equipped with facilities for single crystal work and characterisation, but also boasts a Quartz sample treatment cell capable of pressures up to 6 bar at 400oC or 1 bar at 1000oC. For further information on this instrument, please click on the link in the upper menu, or the picture above.

Some of the Spectrometers Features Include:

High Energy Resolution, Multi-point Spectroscopy, Fast Parallel Imaging, Ion Scattering Spectroscopy (ISS), Depth Profiling, Sample Treatment Cell,

Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED), Metal Deposition Sources, Quartz Microbalance & Temperature Programmed Desorption (TPD).

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