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Contact

If you are interested in surface analysis services, please contact Sebastian Medrano (sebastian.medrano@ubc.ca)

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