23 October 2024 | University of Manchester

Royce Industrial Showcase | Applications of Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HAXPES)

Date :
23 October 2024
Time :
All Day
Location :
The University of Manchester
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The Henry Royce Institute at the University of Manchester is hosting a full-day HAXPES showcase aimed at boosting industry engagement. Part of the institute’s mission is to provide access to the latest facilities and capability to UK companies, thereby catalysing industrial collaboration and exploitation of materials research.


HAXPES uses higher energy X-rays to extend XPS sampling depths towards the bulk of a material with elemental and chemical specificity. The Scienta Omicron HAXPES Lab at the University of Manchester brings what was a technique limited to national synchrotron facilities like Diamond into the laboratory, opening up applications of this characterisation technique to a much broader range of fields.

This event will host esteemed, expert speakers who will enlighten the audience on how HAXPES is a technique that can be leveraged by industry. Attendees will be offered the possibility of lab tours and demonstrations of the HAXPES Lab. This event will be hybrid, with lunch and refreshments provided to those attending in person at The University of Manchester campus.


Dr. Alex Shard, National Physical Laboratory, “Practical lab-based HAXPES”

– Prof. Atushi Ogura, Meiji University, Meiji Renewable Energy Institute, “Tailoring buried interfaces and the performance of electronic devices”|

Prof. Maria Hahlin, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Sweden, “HAXPES applications to battery technology”

Dr. Paul Roussel, AWE Nuclear Security Technologies, “HAXPES applications to nuclear forensics”

Dr. Ben Spencer, Department of Materials and Henry Royce Institute, The University of Manchester, “Case studies from the Royce HAXPES Lab”



A panel discussion invites attendees to discuss the measurement needs of industry that may be met with HAXPES. The discussion will be progressed by our expert panel, who will first present some of their own data to spark the discussion. Attendees are also welcome to present information if useful; please contact the organisers ahead of the meeting.

Our panellists are:

– Dr. David Cant, Senior Scientist, National Physical Laboratory

– Dr. Olivier Renault, Université Grenoble Alpes and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

– Dr. Paul Roussel, AWE Nuclear Security Technologies

Dr. Anna Regoutz, Department of Chemistry, University College London

Additional panellists to be confirmed.

Chaired by Emerita Prof. Wendy Flavell, Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Photon Science Institute, The University of Manchester

This Royce Industrial Showcase is presented in collaboration with: