XPS, AES AND LASER RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY: A FINGERPRINT FOR A MATERIALS SURFACE CHARACTERISATION

  • Zaidi Embong

Abstract

This review briefly describes some of the techniques available for analysing surfaces and illustrates their usefulness with a few examples such as a metal and alloy. In particular, Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and laser Raman spectroscopy are all described as advanced surface analytical techniques. In analysing a surface, AES and XPS would normally be considered first, with AES being applied where high spatial resolution is required and XPS where chemical state information is needed. Laser Raman spectroscopy is useful for determining molecular bonding. A combination of XPS, AES and Laser Raman spectroscopy can give quantitative analysis from the top few atomic layers with a lateral spatial resolution of <10nm.

Published
2011-05-12
How to Cite
EMBONG, Zaidi. XPS, AES AND LASER RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY: A FINGERPRINT FOR A MATERIALS SURFACE CHARACTERISATION. Jurnal Sains Nuklear Malaysia, [S.l.], v. 23, n. 2, p. 26-45, may 2011. ISSN 2232-0946. Available at: <https://jsnm.nuclearmalaysia.gov.my/index.php/jsnm/article/view/46>. Date accessed: 16 sep. 2021.