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EPSRC Reference: EP/R008841/1
Title: A multi-function XPS-UPS system with load-locked advanced sample preparation stages
Principal Investigator: Mariotti, Professor D
Other Investigators:
Maguire, Professor P McLaughlin, Professor JA Gormley-Heenan, Professor C
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Department: Nanotechnology and Adv Materials Inst
Organisation: University of Ulster
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 October 2017 Ends: 30 September 2020 Value (£): 1,094,994
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Analytical Science Materials Characterisation
Plasmas - Technological
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
R&D
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
11 Jul 2017 EPSRC Strategic Equipment Interview Panel July 2017 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
This proposal is to support the acquisition of an X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) system with ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) unit and sample pre-treatment attachments. Key elements make this system a unique state of the art facility with unprecedented analytical capabilities. In addition to high performance XPS chemical analysis, the custom configuration is designed to provide first-time analytical capabilities for inorganic, organic and biological samples processed by atmospheric pressure plasma technologies. The equipment also takes advantage of its geographical location, as it will be the only XPS-based system available in Northern Ireland therefore serving regionally the research community and industrial collaborators. Furthermore it relies on the strengths of the host institution, Ulster University (UU), which brings together internationally recognised expertise in plasma processes, materials processing and characterization together with complementary in-house facilities that will provide important and highly valuable synergies.
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