Using our state-of-the-art Kelvin probes, KP Technology offers a highly accurate materials analysis service. Analysis can be carried out on a broad range of material types including semi-conductors, solar cells and bio-technology surfaces. We are continually researching analysis techniques to accommodate new types of samples, increased sample sizes and to provide analysis under varying environmental conditions.
1. KP Technology Probe Tutorial and 'Hands-on' Workshop
A two day course aimed at explaining the Kelvin method to beginners. This course covers surface work function, Fermi level equilibrium, good Kelvin probe design, signal characterisation, tip biasing procedures, measurement optimisation, sample interpretation, practical training on in-house systems and experimental design. examples of metals, semiconductors and polymers are considered.
2. Surface Characterisation Workshop
A two day course aimed at surface characterisation in the high vacuum-ultra-high vacuum environment. Both the Kelvin method and complementary techniques are discussed. Standard work function and surface potential systems are considered, together with interpretation of work function changes. Semiconductor surfaces are treated in some detail along with surface photovoltage measurements. Good experimental design and practical training on in-house systems.
KP Technology provides a sample analysis service, the cost of which is dependent on sample type and the number of samples you wish to send to us. If you would like us to measure samples for you then please contact us to provide more details and to get a quotation.
Upgrade your system
If you are an existing customer, KP Technology offers an extensive range of upgrades for your current Kelvin probe system. Perhaps your system is Windows XP and you would like the benefits of our Windows 7/10 upgrade? In this package you receive a new Digital Control Unit (DCU), new PC and our latest software to improve the workflow of work function data collection.
There is also the opportunity to upgrade your entire Kelvin probe system for a newer model. This would involve sending your old system back and having it upgraded to a system with increased capability but with the inclusion of an existing customer discount. Of course this would incorporate the new Windows 7/10 electronics and software, eliminating the need to purchase the Windows XP to Windows 7/10 upgrade on its own.
If you would like more information about upgrading your system then please contact us by clicking here.