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UHV Multiprobe Surface Analysis System - STM/XPS/UPS/ISS/LEED/TPD

Facility: Proximal ProbesCategory: Proximal Probes Full Catalog

Surface structural characterization:

  • Scanning tunneling microscope (Omicron VT- STM -XA 650 ) for  imaging  surface structures with atomic resolution  at variable surface temperatures from RT to 500 K
  • Low energy electron diffraction (LEED) for  analysis of  surface structures of single-crystalline

Surface chemical composition and electronic state characterization:

  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) for analysis of surface elemental compositions,  their relative concentrations  (top surface 1–10 nm usually), chemical or electronic states of each surface elements, and depth profiling of elemental compositions from the original surfaces.
  • Ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) for valence band acquisitions and electronic work function measurements.
  • Ion scattering spectroscopy (ISS) for detection of outermost layer of surface elements and relative coverage determination of given elements.
  • Temperature programmed desorption (TPD) for observing thermal desorbed molecules from a surface to determine  kinetic and thermodynamic parameters of desorption processes or decomposition reactions.

UHV in-situ sample preparation and nanostructure fabrication:

  • Ar+ ion sputtering and thermal annealing  for cleaning surfaces
  • vapor deposition of metals, gases and liquids at substrate temperature from 90K to 1100 K, and Quartz Microbalance  for nanostructure  fabrications.

Manufacturer: Hybrid Omicron-SPECS