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Multi-technique surface analysis system

26 September 2017 | Product
by Ian Michael

The new Thermo Scientific Nexsa surface analysis system is designed easily to integrate multiple analytical techniques in a single compact, fully-automated surface analysis instrument. The Nexsa system combines the high throughput and sensitivity of the Thermo Scientific K-Alpha+ XPS system with the multi-technique capabilities of the Thermo Scientific ESCALAB Xi+ XPS microprobe. Users of the Nexsa system can add complementary techniques, such as Raman spectroscopy, ion scattering spectroscopy (ISS), reflected electron energy loss spectroscopy (REELS) and UV photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS), to generate multiple measurements from the same point on the sample, without repositioning. Integration of multiple analytical techniques is designed to allow users to conduct true correlative analysis, unlocking the potential for further advances in microelectronics, ultra-thin films, nanomaterials development and many other fields.

Additional features of the Thermo Scientific Nexsa surface analysis system include:

  • A new small spot x-ray source, designed to improve the imaging capabilities compared to previous instruments.
  • The ability to transfer air-sensitive materials, such as lithium-ion battery materials, into the instrument without exposure to the atmosphere either via an optional vacuum transfer module or integration with an external glove box.
  • Optional integration with the patented Thermo Scientific MAGCIS dual mode ion source to enable depth profiling of soft materials, such as polymers.

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