Surface Analysis Lab


What we do:


Students, staff and faculty are trained to operate the Kratos Axis Ultra XPS. The instrument is equipped with both monochromated (Al) and dual (Mg and Al) x-ray guns. Additionally, the instrument is equipped with a helium UV source to provide UPS and an Ar ion gun to provide depth profiling. See the lab manager for additional training if you would like to analyze air sensitive samples.
Please acknowledge NSF-DMR grant #0114098

Dry-box for XPS sample preparation

A dry-box is provided for sample mounting in an oxygen/water free environment. There is a removable chamber attached to the dry-box which may be fitted to our current XPS instrument. Contact the lab manager if you are interested in performing air-sensitive experiments.


Students, staff and faculty are trained to operate the JEOL JSM-5500 scanning electron microscope. The SEM is well suited for quick imaging on the order of a micron.

Metal Plasma Deposition Coater

The coater is configured with a gold target for SEM sample preparation of insulating samples.


Bruker Icon Dimension AFM. Students are routinely trained for operation in Tapping Mode and ScanAsyst. Some of the options available are heated transition imaging and liquid imaging. Please contact the lab manager if you wish to explore other options with the AFM in addition to traditional modes.


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Last updated: 2015-05-29T13:55:00.333-04:00