X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Kratos Analytical Axis Supra (KRATOS-XPS)


Guarantor: Josef Polčák, Ph.D.
Instrument status: Some Issues Some Issues, 10.12.2018 12:12, Ion gun operational. Heating in Flexi not good, position will be adjusted during next vent of the instrument. Heating in SAC works fine.
Equipment placement: CEITEC Nano - C1.38
Research group: CF: CEITEC Nano
Upcoming trainings: 31.5. 09:00 - 13:00: KRATOS-XPS - Basic training session 1/2 (max 3 people)
5.6. 13:00 - 17:00: KRATOS-XPS - basic session 2/2
19.6. 09:00 - 13:00: KRATOS-XPS - basic training - session 1/2 (max 3 people)
1.7. 09:00 - 13:00: KRATOS-XPS - basic training - session 2/2
3.7. 09:00 - 13:00: KRATOS-XPS - basic training - session 1/2 (max 2 people)

Detailed description:

AXIS SupraTM is an X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS) with unrivalled automation and ease of use for materials surface characterisation. The patented AXIS technology ensures high electron collection efficiency in spectroscopy mode and low aberrations at high magnifications in parallel imaging mode.
X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) provides information on elemental composition and chemical bonding states of materials, Ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) provides information on valence levels and work function measurements of materials, Low energy Ion Scattering spectroscopy (ISS) provides evaluation of the elemental composition and structure of solid surfaces. XPS mode is also capable of surface mapping to provide lateral distribution maps of elemental and chemical species at the surface.
The system is also equipped by Argon cluster ion source for sample cleaning or depth profiling.
Preparation chamber connected to the analysis chamber offers sample treatment in gas reaction chamber or deposition by effusion cell and afterwards in-situ analysis.


  • Manakhov, A; Cechal, J; Michlicek, M; Shtansky, DV, 2017: Determination of NH2 concentration on 3-aminopropyl tri-ethoxy silane layers and cyclopropylamine plasma polymers by liquid-phase derivatization with 5-iodo 2-furaldehyde. APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE 414, p. 390 - 397, doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.04.127
  • Vallejos, S; Pizurova, N; Cechal, J; Gracia, I; Cane, C, 2017: Aerosol-assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition of Metal Oxide Structures: Zinc Oxide Rods. JOVE-JOURNAL OF VISUALIZED EXPERIMENTS (127), doi: 10.3791/56127
  • Cihlar, J; Vrba, R; Castkova, K; Cihlar, J, 2017: Effect of transition metal on stability and activity of La-Ca-M-(Al)-O (M = Co, Cr, Fe and Mn) perovskite oxides during partial oxidation of methane. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY 42(31), p. 19920 - 19934, doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.06.075
  • Šik, O.; Bábor, P.; Polčák, J.; Belas, E.; Moravec, P.; Grmela, L.; Staněk, J., 2018: Low energy ion scattering as a depth profiling tool for thin layers - Case of bromine methanol etched CdTe. VACUUM 152, p. 138 - 144, doi: 10.1016/j.vacuum.2018.03.014
  • Manakhov, A.; Kiryukhantsev-Korneev, P.; Michlíček, M.; Permyakova, E.; Dvořáková, E.; Polčák, J.; Popov, Z.; Visotin, M.; Shtansky, D. V., 2018: Grafting of carboxyl groups using CO2/C2H4/Ar pulsed plasma: theoretical modeling and XPS derivatization.. APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE 435(2010), p. 1220 - 1227

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