Versatile electron spectroscopy platform

At a glance

  • Outstanding quantitative XPS performance
  • Compact footprint with excellent accessibility
  • User-friendly experiment control and data acquisition software
  • Versatilely configurable to meet individual demand
  • Subsystem for Materials Innovation Platform (MIP)

The new XPS-Lab has been designed to combine outstanding quantitative XPS performance and ease of operation with a modular sample handling concept. The exceptional value of the XPS-Lab is based on the high-transmission, high-speed Argus CU hemispherical analyser.


XPS-Lab components and options

The XPS-Lab is configured with the high transmission Argus CU hemispherical analyser and high power monochromated Al Kα X-ray source, specifically combined to offer the highest sensitivity for quantitative XPS analysis. To complement and extend the standard XPS functionality, a broad range of dedicated options are available to ensure that the XPS-Lab can provide the experimental solutions your laboratory needs, no matter how diverse.


Handling concepts

The XPS-Lab offers two sample handling concepts: The standard configuration is designed for small sample plates. It can either be directly integrated to Scienta Omicrons broad range of surface science instruments or serve as a standalone tool with an independent sample load lock, which allows the introduction of three sample plates during one loading/unloading cycle.

The alternative concept is based on the Large Sample Carrier with 30 cm² loading area for differently shaped specimens. This exceptionally versatile specimen handling system allows not only the automated sequential measurement of multiple samples and positions but also enables the application of specialized sample holders, like the powder sample holder and the atmosphere container for air-sensitive specimen. The integrated calibration block simplifies periodic routine measurements to ensure the reliability of the acquired data.