Research & Teaching Faculty


To submit a sample for analysis, please feel free to contact us.  We are located on the UBC campus: 

Room 344, AMPEL Bldg., 2355 East Mall
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
Tel: (604) 822-4540
Fax: (604) 822-4750
 (Dr. Philip Wong)
 (Dr. Ken Wong)
 (Dr. John Kim)

Sample Requirements for TOF-SIMS, SAM and XPS Analyses

  • Solid (including powder)
  • Vacuum compatible
  • Ideal size (about 1x1 cm2)
  • Both conducting and insulating samples can be analyzed (except for SAM which requires the sample to be fairly conducting)

General Precautions


Since all the techniques are surface sensitive, special precautions are required in handling and transporting samples:

  • handle the sample with forceps
  • avoid touching the sample with your hands (grease contamination)
  • store the sample in glass container during transportation