In recent years there has been increasing interest in photoelectron spectroscopy using X-ray sources with energies higher than Al Kα. Currently there are few reference spectra for materials using these higher energy X-rays. Surface Science Spectra welcomes the submission of XPS data for elements and simple compounds of known stoichiometry using higher-energy XPS instruments or synchrotron HAXPES facilities for a topical collection which will serve as a reference database to the growing community of higher-energy XPS users.
Submissions should be accompanied by a wide-scan spectrum of sputter-cleaned gold taken on the same instrument and using the same settings as the wide-scan spectrum of the material, or materials in the submission. This will enable the future evaluation and correction of instrument transmission effects. It would also be very helpful to include details of the instrument geometry and X-ray polarization with the submission.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Lab-based instruments
- Synchrotron beamlines
- Elemental materials
- Oxides and fluorides
- Compound semiconductors
- Organic and polymeric compounds
A.G. Shard (National Physical Laboratory, UK)