Spectrometer Calibration

For the instruments at Surface Science Western, the instrument work function is calibrated to give an Au 4f7/2 metallic gold binding energy of 83.95 eV and the spectrometer dispersion is adjusted to give a binding energy of 932.63 eV for metallic Cu 2p3/2. These values are in accordance with the latest (ISO) standards. Calibration of the instruments are carried out every six months, if spectral irregularities are noted, or if major repairs/maintenance on the instruments have ocurred.