State-of-the-art NAP-XPS system for surface characterisation

Prof. Vladimir Matolín of the Nanomaterials Group at Charles University, Prague, can now include an EnviroESCA to his impressive list of equipment! We recently installed our state-of-the-art, high-throughput NAP-XPS system into his lab, which allows for XPS characterization of surfaces under pressures of up to tens of millibars.

The key benefits of the EnviroESCA come from the unique combination of near-ambient pressure capabilities, high throughput, and high degree of automation. It’s also well-suited as a “user instrument,” which means scientists with limited UHV experience can perform experiments with minimal training and supervision; this advantage appeals to a broad user base and is one of the many reasons Prof. Matolin chose our system. The included accessories, such as the Peltier cooler and the button heater, will allow samples to be cooled down and heated up, in-situ, to temperatures relevant for fuel-cell applications, one of his primary areas of research.

We cordially thank Prof. Matolín and his team for their exceptional hospitality and support during the installation, and wish them great success with their experiments with EnviroESCA.

The facility was financed from the operational program of large research infrastructure program of the Czech Republic.

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