About Us

Our mission is to provide a world-leading UK facility for XPS services to both the academic community and industry

In July 2017, a joint bid from Cardiff University, University College London (UCL) and the University of Manchester was selected to provide the EPSRC mid-range facility for X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to the UK. Provision of this service formally began in August 2017.

As part of our remit, we offer access to state-of-the-art spectrometers for photoelectron spectroscopy in our main laboratory based at the Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH).

Together with our partner hubs offering specialist analysis at Cardiff University, UCL and the University of Manchester, the Harwell XPS service provides access to a wider range of XPS analysis methods than previously available to UK academia and industry, including:

  • XPS and UPS
  • Angle Resolved XPS (ARXPS)
  • XPS Imaging
  • Ion Scattering Spectroscopy (ISS/LEIS)
  • Cluster and Monotomic Ion Depth profiling
  • High Energy XPS and Near Ambient Pressure (NAP) XPS
  • High Temperature and Pressure Treatments.

More Information

If you want to know more about the service, then please do not hesitate to contact one of our staff or take a look at our application notes.