Gruppo di Fisica dei Materiali e delle Superfici (GFMS) - Physics of Materials and Surfaces Team

GFMS is part of a joint research unit - SEAL (Scattering Emission Absorption Lab) dedicated to optical and electronic properties of surfaces, interfaces and thin films. SEAL includes two laboratories and associated research teams: LFMS (Laboratorio di Fisica dei Materiali e delle Superfici), based at the Department of Engineering E. Ferrari (DIEF) of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Modena, Italy) and the BEAR beamline of CNR-IOM at the Elettra synchrotron radiation facility in Trieste (Italy) 


Main techniques and methods

LFMS (Laboratorio di Fisica dei Materali e delle Superfici) @ UNIMORE (Modena - Italy)

Photoemission (UPS, XPS, angle resolved), Auger spectroscopy, Electron Energy Loss spectroscopy (EELS), Metastable deexcitation spectroscopy, Luminescence, Vis-UV absorption and reflectivity.

Key instumentation

  • VG X-ray XR3 double anode source
  • Omicron EA125 electron Analyser
  • Specs EQ22 electron gun
  • VG UPS source with polarization selector
  • Vis-UV reflectometer/spectrophotometer for absorption and reflectivity with polarized light equipped with USB4000-XR1 Spectrometer and a Deuterium-Tungsten Halogen Combination Source from Ocean Optics
  • QE-Pro Luminescence spectrophotometer and multi colour excitation LEDs from Ocean Optics

BEAR (Bending magnet for Emission Absorption and Reflectivity) @ CNR-IOM (Elettra Synchrtron, Trieste - Italy)

Reflectivity (specular, diffuse and dichroic – structural and magnetic), absorption (in transmission, total and partial electron yield, Auger yield, photon fluorescence and luminescence yield, circular and linear dichroism), photoemission (UPS, XPS, angle resolved), Auger spectroscopy, Fluorescence spectroscopy, XEOL (X-ray Excited Optical Luminescence).

Key instumentation

  • BEAR synchrotron beamline (3-1600 eV energy range) of CNR-IOM (Elettra, Trieste, Italy)
  • End Stations: UHV scattering chamber and surface science preparation chamber