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Current Projects of ISO Technical Committee 201 on Surface Chemical Analysis



Cedric J. Powell


An overview is given of current work projects of Technical Committee 201 on Surface Chemical Analysis of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISTO/TC 201 has subcommittees for Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), secondary ion mass spectrometry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and glow discharge spectroscopy, and a working group for total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. There are work projects for these analytical techniques and for sputter depth profiling, data management and treatment, specimen preparation, reference materials, and terminology. As an example of these projects, a description is given of a new procedure for the calibration of the binding-energy (BE) scales of XPS instruments that enables a laboratory to demonstrate that BE measurements have been made within user-specified tolerance limits. A similar procedure has been developed for the calibration of the kinetic-energy scales of AES instruments.
Proceedings Title
AIP Conference Proceedings
Conference Dates
June 26-29, 2000
Conference Location
Gaithersburg, MD
Conference Title
Characterization and Metrology for ULSI Technology 2000;


binding-energy scale, calibration, International Organization for Standardi, standards, surface chemical analysis, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy


Powell, C. (2001), Current Projects of ISO Technical Committee 201 on Surface Chemical Analysis, AIP Conference Proceedings, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed July 18, 2024)


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Created February 1, 2001, Updated February 19, 2017