High-throughput X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS) – Thermo Fisher K-Alpha+

A fully integrated, high-throughput, monochromated small-spot XPS system with depth profiling capabilities.

Analyser Type  180° double focussing hemispherical analyser-128-channel detector
Kinetic energy range (analyser)   100 - 4000 eV
X-ray source  Monochromated Al Ka Micro-focused
Depth Profiling  EX06 Ion Source
X-Ray Source Type  Monochromated, Micro-focused Al K-a
X-Ray Spot Size  30 - 400 µm in 5 µm steps
Optional Accessories holder Angle-resolved XPS Sample Holder, Work Function Sample Holder, Glove Box sample transfer
Sample Preparation Options None
Sampling Area 60x60 mm
Max. thickness sample 20 mm
Vacuum System 2x260 l/s turbo molecular pumps for entry and analysis chambers, Auto-firing, 3 filament TSP
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For further information of the high-pressure XPS instrument and capability please read the following publication: 

Laboratory-based high pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy: A novel and flexible reaction cell approach
G. Kerherve et al. Review of Scientific Instruments, 88, 033102 (2017) 

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  • Dr Gwilherm Kerherve

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    Dr Gwilherm Kerherve Research Facility Manager (Advanced Photoelectron Spectroscopy Laboratory (APSL) High Throughput XPS)


    Department of Materials
    Royal School of Mines