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Report on the 34th IUVSTA Workshop 'XPS: From Spectra to Results - Towards an Expert System'



J E. Castle, Cedric J. Powell


A summary is given of a Workshop titled XPS: From Spectra to Results Towards an Expert System that was held in St. Malo, France on April 22-26, 2002 under the sponsorship of the International Union of Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA). This Workshop was held to develop the structure and initial content of a possible future expert system for X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Following three plenary presentations, the participants met in six groups to discuss the following topics: (a) instrument and specimen characterization; (b) experimental objectives; (c) wide-scan interpretation trial composition and structure; (d) protocols for narrow scans, instrument setup, and data acquisition; (e) reduction of narrow-scan data chemical-state and morphology analysis; and (f) reduction of narrow-scan data quantification. These discussions led to many recommendations for elements of an expert system for XPS. Some of these recommendations are included in this summary; additional recommendations are included in the reports of the six groups available on the internet (URL address to be added later).
Surface and Interface Analysis
No. 3


data analysis, expert system, instrument characterization, sample characterization, surface analysis, workshop, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy


Castle, J. and Powell, C. (2004), Report on the 34th IUVSTA Workshop 'XPS: From Spectra to Results - Towards an Expert System', Surface and Interface Analysis (Accessed October 4, 2023)
Created February 29, 2004, Updated October 12, 2021