Next ACSES workshop with demo/training on Practical Surface Analysis will take place in May/June 2014. Please click here to read details and register. For individual training to use ACSES instruments independently contact ACSES staff. Note that UHV instruments are normally operated by our technologists.

ACSES Mission

The University of Alberta Faculties of Engineering and Science are collaborating to develop an integrated facility for surface characterization and modification.

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The facility will allow innovative research to build an established strengths in heterogenious catalysis, natural resource extraction, corrosion and wear, microfabrication and electronic materials.

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New methods are being developed to control the physical, chemical and biological surface properties of materials. These will be central to many applications in resource extraction, petrochemicals, microelectronics, medical implants, pharmaceutical, and emerging micro- and nanotechnologies.

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Our interdisciplinary team will synthesize, characterize, and test new surfaces in actual applications and devices.