Service to industry
In accordance to the general mission of Empa, the ToF-SIMS group offers high-quality analytical services to Swiss and European Industries who need chemical characterization of surfaces, interfaces or materials. Product quality, fabrication processes, pre-treatments, stability within specific conditions or aging can be evaluated qualitatively and semi-quantitatively (comparative analysis). The main applications encountered in this activity are the following:
- Surface and interface quality control
- Surface contamination, delamination, corrosion, etc
- Thin film analysis
- Diffusion processes
Examples of ToF-SIMS analytical measurements, within the various operational modes can be found under what is ToF-SIMS?