The service includes consultation about possibilities of how to use the technique, sample preparation (if required), doing the actual experiment, and preliminary processing of the data. Additional data-analysis services is also offered on request, as well as data modelling when applicable using state of the art codes like FEFF and FDMNES.
The Center for X-ray Spectroscopy is a research infrastructure providing x-ray light for cutting-edge science for both academic and industrial user communities. The Center operates 3 beamlines (X-ray spectrometers).
Clients can use the facilities in person on our site in Helsinki or opt for one of the “hands-free” mail-in services covering many of the X-ray techniques available. Samples can be sent conveniently attached to our standard sample holder - a 3D printed wheel that can hold up to 16 samples. Complementing our x-ray spectroscopy instruments, we are a part of the wider ecosystem of materials characterisation facilities at the Kumpula campus of the University of Helsinki.