EPSRC National Facility for X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

We are a collaboration between Cardiff University, University College London (UCL) and the University of Manchster, to provide the EPSRC mid-range facility for X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to the UK.

Statement of Need


The UKRI funds the National Research Facility (NRF) in Photoemission Spectroscopy, currently provided by HarwellXPS.


UKRI intends to fund the service for a further 5 year period from 2022. To identify the requirements for the new funding period, a Statement of Need will be produced by us as current service providers and will be used by UKRI to write the funding call for the new NRF. This questionnaire is to collect the views of potential users of the next NRF and help shape the Statement of Need.


The questionnaire aims to get views from as broad a cross section as possible including people who may use PES in the future as well as current users of the technique

HarwellXPS Focus Group


We are open to application for members to join the HarwellXPS Focus Group.


We are looking for both users and non-users of our service, from academia and industry - regardless of dicipline -  to input in to the HarwellXPS service.


Please complete the short application to express your interest.

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