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Cedric J Powell

Electron spectroscopy of solids and surfaces (particularly the use of Auger-electron spectroscopy (AES), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and electron energy-loss spectroscopy for surface analysis and for investigations of electronic properties); inelastic- and elastic-electron scattering in solids (particularly calculations of electron inelastic mean free paths and analyses of the effects of elastic-electron scattering in AES and XPS); surface science (particularly investigations of surface electronic structure); surface analysis (particularly improvement in the accuracy of surface analyses by AES and XPS); databases for surface analysis (particularly for surface analyses by AES and XPS); and optical properties of solids.

Author or co-author of over 200 papers published in refereed journals, contributor (as chapter author or editor) to ten books, and co-author of five NIST databases. A 1974 review article was selected in 1990 as a "Citation Classic" by the publisher of Current Contents: Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences. Many of his research papers and review articles are highly cited.

 Honors and Awards

1980  Bronze Medal, U.S. Department of Commerce  

1983  Silver Medal, U.S. Department of Commerce  

1986  Gold Medal, U.S. Department of Commerce  

1988  Award of Merit, American Society for Testing and Materials 

1992  Riviere Prize, UK ESCA Users Group

1993  Creation of the "Cedric Powell Award" by ASTM Committee E-42 on Surface Analysis to recognize outstanding contributions to the national and international establishment of standards for surface analysis 

1994  Fellow, American Vacuum Society

1995  Creation of the "Powell Prize" by the Surface Analysis Society of Japan to recognize the best poster paper at the annual meeting of this society 

1999  Measurement Service Award, U.S. Department of Commerce 

2001  Albert Nerken Award, American Vacuum Society 

2007  Technology Prize, International Union of Vacuum Science, Technique, and Applications

Publications

Practical Guides for X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy: First Steps in Planning, Conducting, and Reporting XPS Measurements

Author(s)
Cedric J. Powell, Donald R. Baer, Kateryna Artyushkova, Christopher R. Brundle, James E. Castle, Mark Engelhard, Karen Gaskell, John Grant, Richard Haasch, Matthew Linford, Peter Sherwood, Vincent Smentkowski, Alexander Shard
Over the past three decades, the use of x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) in research and applications has grown to make XPS the most popular method of
Created August 15, 2019