Surface Analytics

At the RMS Foundation we can offer you the following services in the area of surface analyses:

Please also note the following services from other categories

Services for surface analytics


Special application:

  • Crack inspection: Dye penetration for visualisation of cracks or overlaps.
Chemical surface analysis:
  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS): Chemical analysis of the top 10 nm. Particularly suitable for inorganic materials and determination of oxidation states.
  • SEM with energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX): Chemical analysis of small areas such as particles with an information depth of approx. 1 µm.
  • Infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR): Organic analysis of layers or particles on the surface.

Not a chemical analysis, but very sensitive in terms of chemical composition:

  • Contact angle: to measure surface energy and to assess whether a surface is hydrophilic or hydrophobic.
Surface cleanliness:



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