Applied Surface Science and Vacuum Technology and Metrology

Head of Research: Orlando Teodoro

The goals of the Surface Science and  Vacuum Technology group may be outlined on the following topics:

Surface supported nanoclusters and nanocatalysis
Surface reactions, surface tailoring and ultrathin film growth
Analysis of biological materials by surface analysis techniques
Permeability evaluation and gas confinement
Vacuum and ultra-low flow calibration

Research is mainly experimental and is supported by Time-of- flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (Tof-SIMS), X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES) and Low Energy Ion Scattering  (LEIS).
The group facilities includes the ISO17025 accredited laboratory— METROVAC, that offers calibration, testing and analytical services to the community.

Materials characterization for other research groups is routinely performed in the frame of scientific exchange.