Contact Us

Dr Debbie Hammond

(0114) 2229431

Prof. Graham Leggett

Chemistry Department
University of Sheffield
Dainton Building
Brook Hill
S3 7HF

SSAC: User Resources

This site was produced to act as a central resource for surface analysis at the University of Sheffield, and provides tutorials, useful downloads and calendars showing the current availability of the instruments. We aim to continue to supplement this site with additional resources on a continuing basis.


Surface analysis COSHH forms must be filled in prior to analysis and must include a signature from the grantholder, departmental COSHH number, chemical structures and surface treatments. Failure to obtain a COSHH number will result in delays carrying out your analysis. The COSHH forms for SIMS and XPS can be found below:



*Please print these forms double sided if possible.

Purchasing Surface Analysis Sessions

Surface analysis sessions are purchased on a per day basis. These sessions are interchangeable i.e. they can be used for either XPS or SIMS. The minimum session that can be purchased is a half day. If you wish to purchase analysis time please contact us.

Booking Surface Analysis Sessions

To book instrument time please find an available session on the instrument booking calendar, and request it via email. Friday overnight and weekend sessions are available to fully trained, experienced users only.

Research Training Program (RTP)

If you wish for XPS training as part of the University of Sheffield Research Training Program please contact us.

Information on sample preparation

Available here.