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Surface Analysis Facility (SAF)

Category: Ellipsometry
Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrometry
Physisorption and Chemisorption
Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM)
Surface Modification
X-Ray Reflectometry (XRR)
X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
Managed by: Chemistry Research Laboratory, University of Oxford
Description: The SAF is a suite of equipment housed in several purpose built laboratories in the basement of the Chemistry Research Laboratory. It is primarily used by chemists, however researchers from, amongst others, materials, engineering, physics, biochemistry, glycobiology and medicine use its resources. The SAF contains a wide variety of state of the art scientific equipment capable of many experimental methods including: atomic force microscopy, scanning tunnelling microscopy, Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (including IRRAS, PMIRRAS and ATR spectroscopy), ellipsometry, X-ray reflectometry, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, surface characterisation by gas adsorption (surface area, pore size distribution etc.) and dynamic surface tension and contact angle measurements. In addition there is a high vacuum metal evaporator, plasma etcher, ozone lamp and potentiostat for sample preparation and modification.
More information: http://saf.chem.ox.ac.uk/

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  • Agilent Cary 4000

    Location:
    Chemistry Research Laboratory, University Science Area
    Availability:
    http://saf.chem.ox.ac.uk/booking-oxford.aspx
    Cary 4000 UV Vis spectrometer with optional Pike Veemac diffuse IR accessory. Wavelength range 175-900 nm with ± 0.08 nm accuracy. Cell can be used ...
  • Beaglehole Instruments Picometer Ellipsometer

    Location:
    Chemistry Research Laboratory, University Science Area
    Availability:
    http://saf.chem.ox.ac.uk/booking-oxford.aspx
    Spectroscopic and Single-Wavelength Ellipsometry. Optically flat surfaces are essential. The sensitivity is usually shot noise limited, and typically is equivalent to an ellipticity of about ...
  • Bio-Rad FTS-6000

    Location:
    Chemistry Research Laboratory, University Science Area
    Availability:
    http://saf.chem.ox.ac.uk/booking-oxford.aspx
    ATR, PMIRRAS and IRAS. For IRAS/PMIRRAS the samples must be optically flat.
  • Bio-Rad PT7125 Barrel Plasma Etcher

    Location:
    Chemistry Research Laboratory, University Science Area
    Availability:
    http://saf.chem.ox.ac.uk/booking-oxford.aspx
    A 150 W, 13.56 MHz cylindrical plasma chamber designed to produce an isotropic etch.
  • Bruker AXS D8 ADVANCE

    Location:
    Chemistry Research Laboratory, University Science Area
    Availability:
    http://saf.chem.ox.ac.uk/booking-oxford.aspx
    To determine layer thickness (between 0.5 and 400 nm), density and roughness (between 0 and 2 nm) with about 1% accuracy, independently of each other. ...
  • Bruker Vertex 80

    Location:
    Chemistry Research Laboratory, University Science Area
    Availability:
    http://saf.chem.ox.ac.uk/booking-oxford.aspx
    ATR, PMIRRAS. For IRAS/PMIRRAS the samples must be optically flat. Resolution 0.06cm-1. Full spectral range from UV to far IR
  • Digital Instruments MultiMode SPM Nanoscope

    Location:
    Chemistry Research Laboratory, University Science Area
    Availability:
    http://saf.chem.ox.ac.uk/booking-oxford.aspx
    Surface Metrology of samples. Allows AFM, STM and magnetic images to be taken. Typically, lateral resolution > 1 nm, height resolution >1 A. Samples must ...
  • Edwards Auto 306

    Location:
    Chemistry Research Laboratory, University Science Area
    Availability:
    http://saf.chem.ox.ac.uk/booking-oxford.aspx
    For evaporation of Chromium and Gold, including substrate cleaning and contaminant-free deposition.
  • IT Concept TRACKER

    Location:
    Chemistry Research Laboratory, University Science Area
    Availability:
    http://saf.chem.ox.ac.uk/booking-oxford.aspx
    Drop tensiometer. Measurement of low to high interfacial tension (from less than 0.1 mN/m to more than 100 mN/m). <1 ml sample volumes required.
  • Micromeritics 3flex

    Location:
    Chemistry Research Laboratory, University Science Area
    Availability:
    http://saf.chem.ox.ac.uk/booking-oxford.aspx
    fully automated, three-station instrument capable of high-performance physisorption, mesopore, micropore, and chemisorption analyses. measures specific surface area from 0.01m²/g.
  • Micromeritics AutoChem 2920

    Location:
    Chemistry Research Laboratory, University Science Area
    Availability:
    http://saf.chem.ox.ac.uk/booking-oxford.aspx
    Fully automated chemisorption analyzer can acquire valuable information about the physical properties of your catalyst, catalyst support, or other materials. Determination of catalytic properties such ...
  • Micromeritics Tristar

    Location:
    Chemistry Research Laboratory, University Science Area
    Availability:
    http://saf.chem.ox.ac.uk/booking-oxford.aspx
    3 physisorption analysis ports, measures specific surface area from 0.01m²/g.
  • Olympus FluoView FV1200MPE Basic

    Location:
    Chemistry Research Laboratory, University Science Area
    Availability:
    http://saf.chem.ox.ac.uk/booking-oxford.aspx
    Fixed-stage upright multiphoton microscope equipped with a Spectra-Physics MaiTai eHP DeepSee laser (70 fs pulse width, 80 MHz repetition rate, continuously tunable between 690--1040 nm). ...
  • Varian FTS-7000

    Location:
    Chemistry Research Laboratory, University Science Area
    Availability:
    http://saf.chem.ox.ac.uk/booking-oxford.aspx
    ATR, PMIRRAS and IRAS. For IRAS/PMIRRAS the samples must be optically flat.
  • XPS System

    Location:
    Chemistry Research Laboratory, University Science Area
    Availability:
    http://saf.chem.ox.ac.uk/booking-oxford.aspx
    Electrochemical Liquid Cell for non-volatile liquids.
  • XPS System

    Location:
    Chemistry Research Laboratory, University Science Area
    Availability:
    http://saf.chem.ox.ac.uk/booking-oxford.aspx
    Clam 4 hemispherical analyser.