About Us

NEXUS hosts the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) mid-range facility in X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS).

The laboratory, based at Newcastle University, is one of the country’s leading research centres for XPS analysis, utilising world-class equipment:

These principal methods have applications in an increasing number of areas including:

  • electronics
  • semiconductor physics
  • novel materials and biomaterials
  • surface chemistry - functionalisation, sensor surfaces, adhesion, abrasion and tribology
  • nanomaterials
  • medical devices