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The course will be given by Sven Tougaard who is Professor at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. He is the author of the well-known QUASES-Tougaard software package.
This workshop is for students and researchers who want to make more accurate and more detailed analysis of nano-structured surfaces by XPS, using the facilities in the QUASES-Tougaard software package.
The duration of the workshop will be ~ 6 hours, depending on the number of participants who bring spectra for session 5.Please bring your own laptop. Participants with a valid software license are requested to bring a laptop with the software installed.
For those without a license, the software will be provided for your use during the workshop.
Traditional quantitative XPS analysis relies on the assumption that the sample is homogeneous in the outermost 1-2 nm. This is usually not the case and can result in huge inaccuracies.
The QUASES software is for accurate XPS determination of the structure and composition of nano-structures on surfaces. The information is obtained from analysis of both the peak intensity and the background of inelastically scattered electrons. Due to inelastic electron scattering, the XPS peak shape varies significantly with depth composition on the nano-meter scale. By proper analysis of the peak intensity and shape, quantitative composition can therefore be determined. The software package provides all the necessary tools needed to do the analysis.
The method is non-destructive and therefore it also allows to study the gradual change in morphology of a surface nano-structure during thin-film growth, surface treatment as e.g. chemical reaction, annealing etc.
Find more information on the software at this web page where you can download the users manual, several tutorial examples, scientific papers etc.
|Type of registration||Profile||Fee|
|Short course only||Regular||200 €|
|Student *||140 €|
|Short course fee for conference participants||Regular||150 €|
Coffee, soft drinks and a lunch in the IFW-Cafeteria are included.