An Introduction to Surface Analysis by XPS and AES, 2nd Edition

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  • Published: 01 November 2019
  • ISBN: 978-1-119-41758-3
  • Author: John F. Watts, John Wolstenholme
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Provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to XPS and AES techniques in surface analysis

This accessible second edition of the bestselling book, An Introduction to Surface Analysis by XPS and AES, 2nd Edition explores the basic principles and applications of X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES) techniques. It starts with an examination of the basic concepts of electron spectroscopy and electron spectrometer design, followed by a qualitative and quantitative interpretation of the electron spectrum. 

Chapters examine recent innovations in instrument design and key applications in metallurgy, biomaterials, and electronics. Practical and concise, it includes compositional depth profiling; multi-technique analysis; and everything about samples—including their handling, preparation, stability, and more. Topics discussed in more depth include peak fitting, energy loss background analysis, multi-technique analysis, and multi-technique profiling. The book finishes with chapters on applications of electron spectroscopy in materials science and the comparison of XPS and AES with other analytical techniques.

  • Extensively revised and updated with new material on NAPXPS, twin anode monochromators, gas cluster ion sources, valence band spectra, hydrogen detection, and quantification
  • Explores key spectroscopic techniques in surface analysis
  • Provides descriptions of latest instruments and techniques
  • Includes a detailed glossary of key surface analysis terms
  • Features an extensive bibliography of key references and additional reading
  • Uses a non-theoretical style to appeal to industrial surface analysis sectors

An Introduction to Surface Analysis by XPS and AES, 2nd Edition is an excellent introductory text for undergraduates, first-year postgraduates, and industrial users of XPS and AES.

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