AXIS Supra @ Surface Science Western

Published: 
November 29th 2018

Kratos Analytical is extremely pleased to announce that we are continuing our collaboration with Surface Science Western at the University of Western Ontario after completing installation of their AXIS Supra.  This is the third Kratos instrument that SSW has purchased after ordering an AXIS Ultra nearly 20 years ago in 2001.   

SSW is a consulting and research lab specialising in the analysis and characterisation of surfaces and materials.  The Kratos AXIS XPS instruments contribute significantly to the analytical services and fundamental research undertaken by the lab.  The AXIS Supra has made a flying start with Dr Mark Biesinger, Research and Business Development Manager commenting ‘we already have some samples running for our clients today!’

We’re sure that the newly installed spectrometer will also contribute data to the growing number of peer reviewed publications generated by Dr. Biesinger and colleagues.  It’s noteworthy that his paper ‘Resolving surface chemical states in XPS analysis of first row transition metals, oxides and hydroxides: Cr, Mn, Fe, Co and Ni’ with data generated using the AXIS Ultra is approaching 2000 citations since publication in 2011.