Centre for Materials and Surface Science
The Centre for Materials and Surface Science (CMSS), located at La Trobe University's Melbourne Campus, is an interdisciplinary research centre that brings together experts across physics, chemistry, materials science and electronic engineering. CMSS offers Australia’s most comprehensive suite of Surface Science and Surface Analysis equipment.
Kratos AXIS Nova X-ray photoelectron spectrometer at CMSS, La Trobe University
The AXIS Nova is a highly automated x-ray photoelectron spectrometer with uncompromised spectroscopic performance required for demanding research applications. The AXIS Nova exhibits the following features: Spectroscopy and small-spot analysis; Imaging, including stage raster for large-area mapping (up to 5 mm × 5 mm); Depth profiling using angle-resolved analysis or argon-ion etching (with sample rotation); Monochromated Al Kα X-ray source; Charge compensation for analysing insulating samples; Large sample capacity for automated high-volume operation.