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 Kratos
Equipment Model Axis Ultra


Advantage of Technique/Equipment

Chemical state identification on surfaces, Identification of all elements except for H and He
Quantitative analysis, including chemical state differences between samples, Applicable for a wide variety of materials, including insulating samples (paper, plastics, and glass), Depth profiling with matrix-level concentrations, Oxide thickness measurements

Limitations of Technique/Equipment Sample compatibility with UHV

Other Details

Turnaround Time Days
Report yes
Interpretation yes
Data on Analyst Experienced staff member: Dr. Ian Reid with over 10 years experience.
Indicative Price Price Available on Request: depending on turnadround 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



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