The SPECS EnviroESCA is a novel and smart analysis tool, that overcomes the barriers
of standard XPS systems by enabling analyses at pressures far above UHV. EnviroESCA is designed for high-throughput analysis and opens up new applications in the fields of medical technology, biotechnology and the life sciences. It offers the shortest loading-to-measurement time on samples of all types including liquids, tissue, plastics and foils, powders, soil, zeolites, rocks, minerals and ceramics.
EnviroESCA utilizes X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) as its main analytical technique. Hereby an electron beam is generated inside the X-ray source and focused onto an X-ray anode made of aluminum. The deceleration of the electrons on the anode leads to the production of X-rays. This X-ray beam is monochromatic and focused onto the sample.