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 (binding energy values are +/-0.025eV for the purpose of calibration). 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 occurred.