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Mazovia Center for Surface Analysis

Mazovia Center for Surface Analysis is a new structure in the Institute of Physical Chemistry. It has been created on 22 December 2011 by the regulation issued by Director of the Institute. Two other laboratories were joined to create Mazovia Center for Surface Analysis: Special Laboratory of Electron Spectroscopies (created  in 1995) and Special Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Materials (created in 2004). Now Center also includes the Scanning Electron Microscope financed by the Project Noblesse (NanOtechnology, Biomaterials and aLternative Energy Source for ERA integration  FP7-REGPOT-CT-2011-285949-NOBLESSE).

Recently updated state-of-art hardware allows us to use the wide range of experimental methods - X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis (ESCA), Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES), Elastic Peak Electron Spectroscopy (EPES), Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and many other.

Our activity covers research on physical chemistry of elemental and complex solid surfaces, including metals, metallic alloys, metallic particles supported on different inorganic supports with specific catalytic properties, semiconductor compounds, and polymers, focused on the characterization of stoichiometry, chemical state and morphology, and evolution of these surface properties due the gas exposure and/or other methods of the surface treatment. Also scientific staff of the Laboratory develops the theory of electron transport in solids for quantitative application of AES and XPS analyses, fundamental problems of quantitative analysis by electron spectroscopies and an application of EPES for experimental determination of the inelastic mean free path of electrons in selected solids.

We have great experience creating, modifying and studying almost any possible UHV compatible materials. Please contact us if you have samples needs to be studied.

Contact Head of Laboratory:
Prof. dr hab. Aleksander Jablonski

Tel.: (0 22) 343-3331
Fax: (0 22) 632 52 76
e-mail: jablo@ichf.edu.pl

Dr Janusz W. Sobczak

tel.: +48 (22) 343-3436
fax: +48 (22) 632-5276
e-mail: jsobczak@ichf.edu.pl
Address Mazovia Center for Surface Analysis
Department of Soft Condensed Matter and Fluids
Institute of Physical Chemistry
Polish Academy of Sciences
ul. Kasprzaka 44/52
01-224 Warszawa