29 March 2019

Rigaku SmartLab X-ray Diffractometer is installed and ready for work!

Our brand new Rigaku SmartLab X-ray Diffractometer has recently been installed and commissioned at Surface Science Western (SSW). This versatile instrument is capable of analyzing powder samples, solid metal samples, and thin films. The In-Plane diffraction attachment allows the measurement of structural factors and reciprocal space maps from ultra thin (~100 nm thick) films and...
22 March 2019

Brand new Xradia 410 Versa X-ray Microscope is up and running!

Our brand new Xradia 410 Versa X-ray microscope is being installed and commissioned at Surface Science Western (SSW). This instrument enables non-destructive 3-D imaging (4-D with time-based measurements) of materials with a spatial resolution of 0.9 µm and a minimum voxel size of 100 nm at larger working distances. Advanced absorption and phase contrast capability...
15 March 2019

Brand New PHI Field Emission Scanning Auger Microprobe (FESAM)

Our brand new PHI Field Emission Scanning Auger Microprobe (FESAM) is up and running and ready for work! This instrument was procured using the funding from Canadian Foundation For Innovation granted to Professor David Shoesmith. This instrument is capable of achieving 4 nm spatial resolution for imaging and 8 nm for Auger analysis. The 8-channel...
21 December 2018

Holiday Hours 2018

A quick note for our clients. Surface Science Western will be closed over the holidays starting at Friday, December 21st and returning Thursday, January 3rd (8 am). Season’s greetings to all from the staff at SSW.
10 December 2018

Prof. Jamie Noel Wins 2019 ECS Canada R.C. Jacobsen Award.

Congratulations to SSW member and Dept. of Chemistry Professor Jamie Noël on winning the 2019 ECS Canada Section R.C. Jacobsen Award. The ECS Canada Section has four awards within the recognition program. The Canada Section R.C. Jacobsen Award was established in 1986 to recognize notable and significant contributions to the functioning of the Canada Section....
24 October 2018

Research Scientist Position (Polymeric and Composite Materials, Coatings) at Surface Science Western

Our lab is growing again. Surface Science seeks a Research Scientist in the field of polymeric and composite materials, including coatings applied to these materials. Note that this is a second posting of this position. Full details below. To apply visit: https://www.uwo.ca/hr/working/staff/index.html Note: All applications must be made through Western’s HR portal. Job ID 14134...
12 October 2018

2018 Dr. N. Stewart McIntyre Award Winner Jeff Henderson

Congratulations to Mr. Jeff Henderson, PhD candidate from the Department of Chemistry at Western University, winner of the 2018 Dr. N. Stewart McIntyre Award in Surface Science. Working under the supervision of Dr. Jamie Noël and Dr. David Shoesmith, Jeff’s research focuses on the role of alloying elements on the corrosion behaviour of Ni-based alloys....
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