Electron Spectroscopy Workshop at Portland State University

Portland State University and Physical Electronics (PHI) are pleased to cohost an Electron Spectroscopy Workshop; featuring highlights of recent work in the surface analysis field with a focus on the application of the most common electron spectroscopy technique, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS). The workshop will include an update of XPS and complimentary surface analysis instrumentation and a review of unique features of PSU's systems that allow for the study of heterogeneous materials. The workshop will end with a tour of the surface analysis laboratory at the Center for Electron Microscopy & Nanofabrication facility (CEMN)



Monday, April 16

Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU Room 327)

09:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Morning Session:

XPS Technique in Surface Science and Engineering 

09:00 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions

09:15 a.m.

 X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Its Applications

Tony Chen - Portland State University

09:45 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

Nanoclay Functionalization: Estimating Covalent and Ionic Modification Efficiencies by XPS, TGA & XRD

Natasja Swartz - Reed College


10:30 a.m.

Scanning XPS micro-Scale Analysis and Applications

Saad Alnabulsi - Physical Electronics

11:15 a.m.

The Case for Complementary Surface Analysis Techniques: When is XPS not Enough?

Saad Alnabulsi - Physical Electronics

01:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.

Afternoon Session:

XPS Data Analysis Methods and Interpretation

01:00 p.m.

Chemical State Interpretation and  Deconvolution of

High Resolution Surface Spectra

02:00 p.m.

Depth Information and Non-destructive Angle Resolve Profiles (ARXPS) for Thin Film Analysis 

02:45 p.m. BREAK
03:00 p.m. Sputter Depth Profile Data Interpretation for Polymer

and Inorganic Materials

04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m. Surface Analysis Lab Tour and Instrument Q&A