In addition to research support, the Facility plays an important role in education and research-training activities. Analysis of samples with understanding of the science is best accomplished when the student, postdoc or researcher is present and participates in the analysis. A yearly graduate-level course in surface analysis, taught by Professor Tom Beebe, is structured around the Facility, and includes a student-generated lab project on the instruments for research-training objectives. Other faculty are encouraged to employ the Facility in this manner for both graduate and undergraduate courses.

K-Alpha+ XPS Training

If you wish to be trained on the K-alpha+ or would like information regarding the rates and fees associated with instrument usage, please contact Wenbo Wu (