Sport Size60 µ x 60 µ
Pressure range for XPS measurements2 x 10-10 to 10 mbar
AnalyzerScienta Hipp-3 with SWIFT acceleration mode
Energy range250 eV - 2200 eV
Ambient Pressure CellsCatalysis/General Purpose

The HIPPIE end station is designed for Ambient Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (APXPS) offering the possibility of recording photoemission spectra at pressures up to 30 mbar (currently 10 mbar). The endstation consists of an analysis chamber equipped with a hemispherical Scienta-Omicron HiPP-3 electron energy analyser. An ambient pressure experimental cell (AP Cell) can be docked to the analyser for ambient pressure experiments. When the AP cell is retracted UHV experiments can be performed. The analysis chamber is also equipped with a  Bruker PM-IRAS instrument for simultaneous recording of APXPS and PM-IRAS at 1 mbar; likewise, the composition of gas/vapour introduced in the AP cell and pumped out from it can be monitored by mass spectroscopy. Further the end station contain a preparation chamber, load lock, and UFO distribution chamber.

Analysis chamber

Base Pressure5 x 10-10 mbar
Sample manipulationX, Y, Z, Rot
X-ray SourcesEPU 53 from MAX IV 3 GeV ring.
Heating Type (UHV)E-beam (up to 900 C with stainless steel sample holders) heater operated by PID controller
CoolingCooling Water


TypeScienta Hipp-3 analyser capable of recording XPS at pressures up to 50 mbar
Energy Resolutionbetter than 10 meV
Spatial resolution< 10 µm
DetectorCCD camera
sampling rate17 Hz
120 Hz
ModesTransmission (with Swift acceleration)
Angular (18 deg acceptance)

Preparation chamber

Base Pressure2 x 10-10 mbar
Sample manipulationX, Y, Z, Rot
Sputter GunPrevac IS 40C1
Heating Type E-beam (up to 900 C with stainless steel sample holders) heater operated by PID controller
Deposition SourcesFocus EFM3 (by request)
User-defined. Available ports CF 40, CF 63
QCM BalancePrevac TMC13 / TM14
RGAMKS Microvision 2
Up to 300 amu

Load Lock and Storage Chamber

Base Pressure 2 x 10-10 mbar (Storage Chamber)
Sample HolderOmicron flag style
Sample size8x8 mm2
Storage6 inside Load Lock + 6 inside Storage Chamber
Transfer time< 1 min

Flag Style Sample Holder