High Resolution Microprobe XPS


The Physical Electronics Instruments (PHI) Quantum 2000 X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS) is a unique Micro-Focused Scanning X-Ray system that uses a focused monochromatic aluminum K X-ray beam that can be varied in size from as small as 10 μm in diameter to approximately 200 μm. The beam can be rastered over larger areas (about 0.5 mm2). The core technology of the Quantera II is PHI’s patented, monochromatic, micro-focused, scanning x-ray source which provides excellent large area and superior micro-area spectroscopy performance. Spectroscopy, depth profiling, and imaging can all be performed over the full range of x-ray beam sizes including the minimum x-ray beam size of less than 7.5 µm. In addition to superior XPS performance characteristics the Quantera II provides two in situ sample parking stations which enables the automated analysis of all three sample platens in a single user defined analysis queue. XPS is equipped to handle both the standard PHI Quantum 2000 holder and the EMSL sample platens. The standard PHI holder is approximately 3-inch × 3-inch square. Almost any vacuum-compatible sample that fits within the x-y dimensions of the holder and is less than 0.5-inch thick can be analyzed. Samples can be solid or powder, conducting or insulating. For more information on XPS EMSL applications visit the specifications page.

Data Source Contributions

Instrument Data Source Profile

Instrument Name:    High Resolution Microprobe X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrometer

Model:                       Physical Electronics Quantera II Scanning X-Ray Microprobe

Platform:                  X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrometer

Data Type:                 Spectral image depth profiles

Software:                  ULVAC-PHI, MultiPak

Instrument Group:    Spectrometers, X-Ray Spectrometers

Topic Areas:              Electron Spectroscopy, Photoelectron SpectroscopyX-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)


Explore this capability and more at EMSL's Analytical Instrument resources page under X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy.


Federal Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by the Earth and Biological Sciences Directorate (EBSD) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a multiprogram national laboratory managed by the Battelle Memorial Institute, operating under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contract DE-AC05-76RL01830. User capabilities described here reflect collaborations with the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a DOE Office of Science (SC-3) user facility operating under the Contract No. DE-AC05-76RL01830.

Terms of Use

Recommendation guidelines provided by the DOE Office of Science can be accessed at the SC Funding Opportunities & Acknowledgements homepage. For additional information regarding user capability data release, visit the SC Digital Data Management Resources at User Facilities for more information.

EMSL Funding Acknowledgment

Scientists who publish results of research using EMSL resources, capabilities, and resulting data are required to include an acknowledgment of EMSL Policies in any publications. Learn more about user facility data management resources at the Office of Science Program page.

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