There are several XPS facilities in the UK that provide services complementary to the VXFS. We have active working relationships with most of these providers and can facilitate contact for our users.
These facilities may have analysis capability that is more suitable than what we can provide in Leeds. In such cases we may also refer users and clients to these facilities.
First and foremost is the EPSRC National Facility, based at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus and operated by a consortium from Cardiff, UCL and Manchester. Through financial support from EPSRC this facility can provide a relatively inexpensive standard ultra-high vacuum (UHV) XPS service.
The NEXUS facility at the University of Newcastle provides a similar UHV service.
Within the Sir-Henry-Royce Institute there are several more sister facilities providing complementary near-ambient pressure and UHV XPS capability.
Finally, for more advanced experiments, users can apply for access to several synchrotron radiation XPS facilities at Diamond Light Source, including near-ambient pressure XPS at beamline B07 (Versox).