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Surface Science Laboratory
Research in the Surface Science Laboratory (SSL) focuses on experimental Solid Surface Science. A large variety of surface analysis and characterization techniques is used in order to determine the structure, composition and electronic properties of surfaces / interfaces/ thin films of solid materials, exposed to ultra-high-vacuum or controlled gaseous atmospheres and to correlate them with the material behavior in various processes. Surface /interface and thin film analysis is of primary importance in both fundamental and applied research in the field of Material Science and Technology, especially in the areas of micro(nano)-electronics, composite materials and catalytic materials for heterogeneous catalysis. A number of surface sensitive techniques, including X-ray and ultra-violet photoelectron and Auger electron spectroscopies (XPS/XAES, UPS), Auger Electron and Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (AES, EELS), Ion Scattering Spectroscopy (ISS), work function measurement (WF) and Low-energy electron diffraction (LEED), as well as traditional mass spectrometric techniques like temperature programmed desorption (TPD) are available in the SSL. In addition, there is access to synchrotron radiation facilities, in which high-resolution photoelectron spectroscopy (SRPES) and additional techniques can be implemented, including near-edge and extended X-ray absorption fine structure analysis (NEXAFS, SEXAFS, EXAFS, XANES).
Short description of the scientific research equipment and of research services to third parties can be found in the Lab Webpage.
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Research collaborations, extramurally funded Projects and resulting Publications can be found in the Lab Webpage.