At SEMICON West in San Francisco, Nanolab Technologies announced that it has purchased a new XPS analytical system in their Surface Chemical Analysis Center of Excellence that continues their rapid growth path. Last week Nanolab Technologies announced the acquisition of Microtech Laboratories, a failure analysis lab located in Texas.
The new XPS (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy) system will provide leading-edge services based on new technology that uses an Argon-Cluster Ion Source to perform chemical state depth profiling and gentle, non-degrading surface cleaning. The new K-Alpha Plus XPS system builds on Nanolab Technologies current K-Alpha XPS system. The new system was improved to provide a 3X higher count rate to make it the fastest system available from a commercial lab and includes Thermo Scientific's MAGCIS next generation ion source.
Applications for argon-clusters include reliable chemical state depth profiling of:
- Sensitive materials
- Multi-layered polymer films
- Organic and inorganic solar cells
- Mixed materials (polymer/inorganic/glasses/oxides)
The system also performs gentle surface cleaning of inorganic oxides, glasses and high-k materials. This enables more accurate and reliable understanding of ion-sensitive materials such as:
- Polymer-based electronics
- Fabric treatments
- Bio medical coatings
- Graphene-based devices
- High-k materials
- Solar cells
The new XPS system will be used to service the following industries: food packaging, electronics, catalytic films, batteries, biomaterials, medical devices and nanotechnology.
About Nanolab Technologies
Nanolab Technologies provides knowledge-based analytical services for advanced microscopy, chemical analysis, electrical failure analysis, materials analysis, FIB circuit edit, and defect analysis to the semiconductor, solar, MEMS, LED, medical device and other high technologies industries. A private, employee-owned company, Nanolab Technologies designed and occupies a 48,000 square foot, advanced laboratory in Silicon Valley to meet the requirements of current and future technology. New facilities are located at MicroTech in Plano, Texas and at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at the University of Albany.