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Warwick Photoemission Facility

Applying for experimental time Kratos availability
Publications Omicron availability
Personnel Kratos instrument
User training application Omicron instrument Tel: 024 761 51776 Office: P459 in Physics

The Warwick Photoemission Facility is a joint venture between the Departments of Physics and Chemistry at The University of Warwick, open to other academic and industrial users. These pages detail our facilities, scheduling, output, personnel and general information on photoemission techniques.

In 2009, the Surface, Interface and Thin Films Group in the Department of Physics benefitted from £1.5M of capital investment funding for new equipment from Advantage West Midlands (AWM), under the Science Cities initiative, and we have purchased two completely new UHV growth and surface analysis systems. These pages focus on the state-of-the-art monochromatic X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy chamber, with integrated ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS), and sample preparation facilities, and connection to our angle-resolved UPS/LEED chamber.

In 2014 the Facility was expanded to incorporate a second photoemission machine. The Kratos Axis-Ultra DLD chamber is equipped with UPS, monochromated XPS and also imaging XPS, allowing element-specific images on the micron scale to be acquired.

To apply for training on the Kratos Axis Ultra system, please click here.


Download our facilty brochure here.

How to find us....

Please come and see Dr. Marc Walker in P459, in the Department of Physics. We are in building 48 on this map. Tel: 02476 151776.

For further information, please e-mail the Facility Manager, Marc Walker.



Applying for experimental time - Contact details and other information.
Applying for training - Apply for training on the Kratos Axis Ultra system.

The Kratos Axis Ultra DLD Spectrometer

Kratos System Details - The equipment and capabilities of the Kratos Axis Ultra system, including UPS, imaging XPS and monochromated XPS.

Kratos XPS Chamber Calendar

The Omicron XPS Instrument

Omicron System Details - The equipment and capabilities of the Science City Omicron XPS system, including UPS and monochromated XPS.

Omicron XPS Chamber Calendar
The Scienta-Omicron ARPES Chamber
Angle-Resolved Photoemission Chamber
- The sister chamber to the Omicron XPS, for ARPES and LEED experiments.
Further Information
Completed, Current & Future Projects - A list of our research themes and system users.
Publications - An overview of previous work done using the system and resulting publications.
Personnel - The staff and students who operate the system.
Useful Links - Links to background theory, software, experimental databases and other useful sites.