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Steel and Nitriding: XPS vs SEM – Which is the Correct Tool to Use?

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  • 9:21AM Dec 10, 2015
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This is the second in a series of blog posts on X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) by Dr. Jerry LaSalle, an expert in XPS surface analysis and physical and powder metallurgy. Dr. LaSalle’s areas of concentration include stainless steel passivation qualification, metallurgical failure analysis, additive manufacturing, and powder metallurgy consultation. XPS determines nitrogen chemistry and depth of […]

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The Role of XPS in Determining the Quality of Stainless Steel Passivation

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  • 9:40AM Jul 15, 2015
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This blog post was written by Dr. Jerry LaSalle, an expert in XPS surface analysis and physical and powder metallurgy. Dr. LaSalle’s areas of concentration include stainless steel passivation qualification, metallurgical failure analysis, additive manufacturing, and powder metallurgy consultation. The surface of a bulk material is its window to the outside world, and its first point […]

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RJ Lee Group Improves Capabilities in X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy with Purchase of K-Alpha System

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  • 2:14PM Oct 08, 2008
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RJ Lee Group, a Pittsburgh-based scientific analysis, consulting, and development firm, announces the upcoming launch of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s K-Alpha X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) system in their analytical work.  XPS is a surface spectroscopic technique that measures elemental composition within the topmost 2-10 nanometers of a material surface.  XPS can also provide important oxidation state […]

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