The AXIS Supra was the star of the show when Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Hammond, and the Welsh Secretary visited Swansea University in September. The Chancellor was at the University to announce a new £36M UK government industrial strategy funding for clean energy innovation in the construction sector.
Our instrument User, Dr James McGettrick (centre), was on hand to give an overview of the technique and describe how XPS and more generally surface analysis can contribute to the research and development of clean energies. James was impressed with the Chancellors question ‘why do you only see 10 nm when you’re using X-rays’? The answer is easy to explain to those who know the technique but to the lay-person is not immediately obvious.