Analytical Techniques - Surface Analysis

Rapid solving of surface-related problems with chemical composition and physical structure characterization delivered by experts using the latest techniques.

XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy) - quantitative elemental, chemical state and functional group information from the surface of materials, detecting all elements except H and He in the concentration range from 100 at.% to ~0.1 at.%.

Dynamic SIMS (Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry) - elemental composition of materials from the surface to depths of 100 microns and beyond.

ToF-SIMS (Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry) - elemental and molecular information in spectral or imaging mode with low detection limits and sampling depth of 1-3nm.

WLI (White Light Interferometry) - topographical information from the surface including 2D, 3D images and profilometry as well as roughness parameters including surface roughness, peak height and valley depth.

SEM/EDX (Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive Analysis) - microstructural analysis, fault diagnosis, imaging and elemental analysis of small areas of solid materials.

3DSEM (Three Dimensional Scanning Electron Microscopy) - combines the high resolution imaging of SEM with quantitative surface metrology information.

XRD (X-Ray Diffraction) - mineralogical analysis of solid materials for phase determination.

FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Analysis) - identification of compounds and chemical functionality in the near-surface region of materials.

AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy) - an advanced form of stylus profilometry where an extremely sharp inert tip is scanned over a surface to produce topographical images.

TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy) - nano-scale compositional and structural information with images.

Raman Spectroscopy - a non-contact method providing information on chemical bonds and molecular structure.

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Resources

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    Surface Engineering Coating Technology and Characterization of the Surface Region

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    Surface Analysis ... Solving Problems in the PCB Industry

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    Surface Analysis Exposes Counterfeit Medicines

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    Surface Characterization in the Semiconductor Industry

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    How Surface Characterization is Helping the Aerospace Industry to Achieve Environmental Targets

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