Martin Seah MBE 1941 - 2021

June 21st 2021
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Dr Martin Seah MBE in early June. Martin's career directly contributed to the success of the Kratos' surface analysis business group, establishing XPS as the primary technique for chemical surface characterisation. Whilst we mourn the loss, we also celebrate the significant contributions that Martin made to the advancement of XPS, AES and the surface analysis community.

Successful German Users’ Meeting 2021

June 7th 2021
Thank you to our German Users who contributed to a successful meeting at the end of May. It was good to learn of the work both our established and newest Users are producing using Kratos AXIS instruments. It’s always fascinating to learn of the breadth research undertaken, from soil analysis to metrology standards.

Review of Users' Meetings : 21st - 24th September 2020

October 1st 2020
The 2020 Users' Meetings moved online and were held between 21st - 24th September. The new format allowed many more Users to attend the meeting with over 150 Users registered for the European & Asia meeting and 70 registered for the North American Meeting. The meetings were a mix of User and Kratos presentations with plenty of opportunity for Q&As, discussion and networking. Recordings of the presentations are now available in the Members Area to watch again.

Ex-demo AXIS Supra instruments for sale

March 31st 2020
Due to replacing our demo instruments with the newly launched AXIS Supra+ we now have two ex-demo AXIS Supra instruments for sale. The opportunity to purchase an AXIS Supra doesn’t come along very often – so you’ll have to be quick to secure this bargain.

We're hiring!

March 10th 2020
We are currently seeking a talented individuals for a number of roles at our Headquarters in Manchester, UK.

1980's ES-300 still generating data

September 27th 2019
During the recent ECASIA’19 we met up with Dr. Lidiya Kibis who is working at the Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, part of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Our interest was sparked when Dr. Kibis told us that her institute were generating data from a Kratos ES-300. Whilst we doubt that there are any working spectrometers older than the ES-300 at Boreskov Institute of Catalysis we’d welcome your stories to help us celebrate Kratos’ 50 years of XPS.

Vision 2 on MS Windows 10

February 26th 2019
Kratos’ Vision2 acquisition and processing software is now available for Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. With less than a year to end of life for MS Windows 7, now is the perfect time to upgrade to Vision 2 on a Windows 10 PC.

Applications training completed at HarwellXPS

February 14th 2019
We recently completed applications training on the AXIS Supra at the EPSRC National Facility for X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Harwell, UK. We extremely pleased that we have a Kratos spectrometer at HarwellXPS that can be accessed by UK academics and researchers through EPSRC funding.

AXIS Supra @ Surface Science Western

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.

Global Users' Meeting, October 2018

October 25th 2018
Short overview of the Global Users' Meeting 2019 hosted at UC Irvine on 19th October. Here we present an overview of the presentations from at the Global Users meeting, attended by 42 Users from 18 institutes.