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2023-issue-3Technology Insights

Unleash Potential in Materials, Microelectronics & Nanotechnology

On 11 July 2023, MIMOS hosted the X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) Workshop at its auditorium.

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, often abbreviated as XPS, is a powerful analytical technique used to study the surface chemistry of materials. It provides valuable information about the composition and electronic state of elements present on the surface of a sample.

The X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) Workshop

By measuring the kinetic energy and the number of emitted electrons at different energy levels, XPS can provide several types of information such as elemental composition, chemical state, and surface sensitivity. In addition, it could also provide quantitative analysis as well as depth profiling.

Unlocking Material Insights

XPS is widely used in materials science, surface chemistry, catalysis, electronics, and various other fields. It helps researchers understand how different elements interact, how surfaces are modified by environmental factors, and how materials can be optimised for specific applications. The technique is non-destructive and provides valuable insights into the surface properties of materials, making it a crucial tool for characterising a wide range of samples.

The workshop welcomed MIMOSians, scientists, engineers, and technology students to explore the core concepts of XPS. Participants had the opportunity to discover how XPS can enhance their research outcomes and projects, gain profound insights into its existing applications, optimise its potential, and uncover new research possibilities.