Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

XPS Facilities

XPS Facilities

Academia Process

The below diagram shows the NEXUS service process step-by-step. To find out more about any of the aspects click on the steps in the diagram.

Nexus Service Process Diagram

Services to Industry

We are always happy to collaborate with industrial partners and develop connections. 

NEXUS is able to assist organisations by providing expertise and access to our world-leading instrumentation.

We are keen to work with industrial partners, to help understand your requirements, and are able to provide a swift and effective service.

We offer services to the following sectors:

  • aerospace
  • automotive
  • batteries
  • biomedical/biotechnology
  • compound semiconductor
  • data storage
  • displays
  • electronics
  • industrial products
  • lighting
  • paint
  • packaging
  • pharmaceutical
  • photonics
  • polymer
  • semiconductor
  • solar Photovoltaics

If you would like to discuss your requirements or visit the NEXUS laboratory please contact us for further information.

Services to Industry


XPS, or X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, is one of the principal methods of probing the composition and electronic structure of surfaces. It has an increasing number of research applications in: electronics, semiconductor physics, novel materials and biomaterials, surface chemistry and functionalisation, sensor surfaces, adhesion, abrasion and tribology, geological materials, astrobiology.

At NEXUS we have a complete and advanced range of XPS instruments. No one model of XPS instrument can do everything. By providing a range of capability we can address UK users’ needs quickly and efficiently.

Software Support

NEXUS provides key analytical software for the analysis of XPS and related spectra for all NEXUS users. This software is available to all those who have had XPS data acquired by NEXUS, and is accessed from your own desk computer.

For XPS and ToF-SIMS data analysis we provide access to CasaXPS to Newcastle University users.

Helping you get the most out of your XPS data

The NEXUS team have experience in the interpretation of XPS spectra. This expertise is at the disposal of NEXUS users, for small interpretation or data reduction tasks, or guidance as to what methods and software to use.

This expertise will often be most valuable during acquisition of spectra.

If you have any questions at any point during your analysis or data processing, please do not hesitate to get in contact us