Published on Friday February 5, 2010
Drexel University received a grant of $1.125 million for the
project, "MRI-R2: Acquisition of an X-ray Photoelectron
Spectroscopy Surface (XPS) Analysis Instrumentation for Enabling
Research and Education in Greater Philadelphia." The system will
also have Auger electron spectroscopy (AES) capabilities that will
enhance spatial resolution for elemental mapping down to less than
100 nm. The XPS system will be established as an openly accessible
multi-user shared facility at Drexel University for use on-site by
Drexel and regional institutions, and will have cyber-enabled
accessibility for remote operations off-site. The project is under
the direction of Kenneth K.S. Lau (CBE), Alexander Fridman (MEM),
Giuseppe Palmese (CBE), and Vadym Mochalin (MSE).
Funding for this three-year project comes from the National
Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI-R2)
Recovery and Reinvestment.