Information about Sheffield Surface Analysis Centre's instruments.
Purchasing surface analysis
Surface analysis can be purchased on a per sample, or half-day / full day basis. We can provide the as-collected data for you to analyse yourself, and we can also provide training to University of Sheffield members on how to do this. The University of Sheffield has a site licence for Casa XPS, the data analysis software we use. Alternatively, we can analyse the data for you and provide a brief report.
Please contact us to discuss your analysis requirements and if you wish to purchase analysis time.
Surface analysis COSHH forms must be filled in prior to analysis and must include a signature from the grantholder, departmental COSHH number, chemical structures and surface treatments. Hard copies or digital copies are acceptable.
Failure to obtain a COSHH number will result in delays carrying out your analysis.
XPS COSHH (PDF, 429KB)
Information on sample preparation
Read more about sample preparation.
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