The performance of a material’s surface on the macroscopic scale is governed by its properties and characteristics on the microscopic and even the nanometer scale. To study and understand the phenomena occurring at the materials’ surfaces, state of the art research infrastructure with nanometer resolution is necessary.
At SURF we can both chemically and morphologically characterise materials from the macroscopic scale down to the nanometer scale. Besides that we can also characterise the electrochemical behaviour of metal surfaces, both globally and locally. Moreover, SURF is in the unique position of having both advanced technological equipment and powerful electrochemical modelling tools, as listed below.
in-situ & ex-situ surface analysis techniques:
(field emission) scanning electron microscopy & energy dispersive X-ray analysis - (FE)SEM-EDX
(field emission) Auger electron spectroscopy - (FE)AES