Understanding metal surfaces and oxides (Recorded Webinar)

AThis webinar covers the basics of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, with a special emphasis on how it can be used in the field of metal and oxide analysis. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy is a powerful technique for the chemical analysis of the surface of materials.

Requiring little or no sample preparation, and able to directly quantify all elements except hydrogen and helium, XPS delivers chemical state information from the topmost few nanometers of the surface of a sample. Modern instruments, such as the Thermo Scientific K-Alpha, can extend analyses into chemical images of the surface, or depth profiles to reveal the composition of buried interfaces.

These strengths allow scientists and engineers to measure passivation coatings, understand catalyst chemistries, and develop bio-compatibility coatings.