X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) @ University College Dublin (UCD)

Institution University College Dublin (UCD)
County Dublin
Technique Category Spectroscopy
Technique X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)

Basic Capabilities

Chemical composition of the first 10nm of a surface


Equipment Make Vacuum Generators
Equipment Model 310F


Advantage of Technique/Equipment X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) sensitivity at 0.1 At%, Quantitative chemical information of the first 10nm atomic layers, Oxidation state information of elements on the surface, Multi sample capability, Advanced failure analysis capability
Limitations of Technique/Equipment Sample compatibility with UHV

Other Details

Containment n/a
Turnaround Time Sample Dependent
Report yes
Interpretation yes
Data on Analyst Experienced staff member/technician
Indicative Price €400-1000 / sample, depending on turnaround and analysis type, NIMAC offers same day analysis

Industry Recommendation


Dr. Ian Reid

Quality & Systems Supports

Quality Management System in Place

Internal quality management system (SOPs, logbooks)

Good Manufacturing Practice Status

Preventative Maintenance

In-house maintenance, In-house calibration against standard reference materials



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