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Tags: X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy


X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), also known as Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis (ESCA), is a powerful research tool for the study of the physical and chemical properties of a material's surface. XPS uses a beam of X-rays to irradiate the material while simultaneously measuring the kinetic energy (KE) and the number of electrons that escape from within the top 10 to 12 nm of the material being analyzed. The resulting spetra of number of electrons vs. the kinetic energy is used to identify the elements present on the surface of the material being analyzed. For a more extensive description of XPS see WIkipedia.

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  1. ECET 499N: Introduction to Nanotechnology

    30 Mar 2009 | Courses | Contributor(s): Helen McNally

    An introduction to the emerging area of nanotechnology will be studied. The primary focus will be on the technologies of nanotechnology, with specific emphasis on electronics and electrical...


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