X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) 101

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) is a nanometer level surface-sensitive quantitative spectroscopic technique based on the photoelectric effect that can identify the elemental composition, their chemical states, and density of the electronic states in materials. At the WVU Shared Facilities, a PHI VersaProbeTM XPS system is available and heavily utilized by researchers across the campus. In this 2-hour Webinar, I will,


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Different SEM manufacturers to visit WVU

The Shared Research Facilities (SRF) is exploring options to upgrade Scanning Electron Microscopy capabilities within the Electron Microscopy Facilities (EMF). A request for federal funding (CDS) was recently submitted for FY 2023. In the meantime, an initial survey of current and potential users identified the following desired capabilities in the new system:

To help decide on the best combination to address current and future research needs, the SRF will be hosting different manufacturers to present their products and capabilities over the next few weeks. The presentations will be in-person and will also be accessible via the web. Recordings could be made be available on request for later viewing. The tentative dates  and times of the presentations are as follows:

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