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Webinar announcement: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) 101 – Fundamentals and Applications

presented by John Newman, Director of Analytical Labs at Physical Electronics

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) is a surface sensitive technique frequently relied upon for studying the composition and short-range chemical bonding environments of the outermost atomic layers of solid materials.  Sensitivity to the top ~5 nm of a surface makes XPS ideal for a variety of applications where the materials’ surface composition and chemistry are extremely critical. Applications where XPS is commonly used include catalysts, oxidation state and oxide thickness of metals and alloys, bonding and adhesion issues, surface cleanliness and contamination, corrosion, discolorations, polymer surface functionalization, and composition vs. depth of optical and other thin films.  XPS is very flexible in its sample handling capabilities and can easily analyze insulating as well as conducting materials in a variety of forms (powders, chunks, flakes, fibers, thin films, etc.)  

In this webinar, the fundamentals of XPS will be introduced, followed by several applications which highlight how XPS can be used for surface characterization and problem solving studies on a wide variety of different materials.    

Register for the webinar here