The XM 1000 monochromatic X-ray source product | © Scienta Omicron
XM1000 monochromatic X-ray source.
Example of a typical XM 1000 system  | © Scienta Omicron
XM1000 on a typical system.


Monochromatic X-ray Source with Excellent Energy Resolution


  • High x-ray flux for fast sample analysis
  • Excellent energy resolution
  • Fully software integrated
  • Robust mechanical alignment

The XM1000 monochromated X-ray source provides optimum photon flux and excellent energy resolution. In addition, low background and the absence of satellites are key advantages of the XM1000 over non-monochromated X-ray sources. Narrow core level peaks and low background simplifies identification of the surface chemistry by XPS, ESCA and other X-ray spectroscopy applications.

The XM1000 offers excellent performance with high photon brightness and a line width below 0.25 eV. Ease-of-use is guaranteed by a fully software controlled digital power supply combined with a simple alignment procedure of the complete monochromator. This ensures optimum performance of the XM1000 every day.


Anode material

Al (Al Kα: 1486.6 eV)

Maximum anode voltage

15 kV

Rowland circle diameter

500 mm

Minimum spot size

Approx. 1 mm

Photon linewidth

< 250 meV

For full specifications and more information about product options, please do not hesitate to contact your local sales representative.

Maximum continuous power

300 W

Bake-out temperature

130 °C

Flange to sample distance

203 mm

Mounting port

NW 66 CF

Reference systems

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Epitaxy Laboratory

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A group of Scienta Omicron and School of Chemistry, University of Bristol researchers standing with the NanoESCA System.  | © Scienta Omicron

NanoESCA Lab for Momentum Microscopy with XPS System

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ARPES System | © Scienta Omicron

ARPES Lab with Integrated Preparation Chamber

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ARPES System Connected with Lab-10 Preparation System | © Scienta Omicron

ARPES Lab with Lab10 MBE

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HAXPES and ESCA2SR System with the HAXPES Lab, Customised XPS,  EW4000, ARGUS,  XM 1000, and HIS 13 components  | © Scienta Omicron

HAXPES Lab combined with XPS Lab

XPS Lab  | © Scienta Omicron

XPS Lab for Small Samples

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UHV Multi-technique Surface Analysis System | © Scienta Omicron

UHV Multi-technique Surface Analysis System

Air Force funded facility for analysis of wide ranging samples submitted by different customers within the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Tailored Multichamber MBE System from Scienta Omicron | © Scienta Omicron

Materials Innovation Platform (MIP) with MBE, PVD and Surface Analysis

Research focus on nanoscale materials, interfaces and advanced devices including, high-k gate dielectrics, gate electrodes and novel 2D materials (TMDs, e.g. MoS2). 

Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE), Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), and in-situ X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Laboratory | © Scienta Omicron

Materials Innovation Platform (MIP) with MBE, ALD, and XPS

The group’s multidisciplinary research focuses on the growth, characterisation, and device physics of quantum and semiconductor materials for novel devices and applications. Their approach utilises advanced molecular beam epitaxy techniques, selective area atomic layer deposition, and highly developed materials characterisation to fundamentally understand the nucleation and growth process, material nanostructure, chemical bonding, and experimentally determined band structure. They then correlate those findings with advanced electrical transport and magnetic measurements from devices that they fabricate to take full advantage of the novel properties of the materials and heterostructures that are created. Their current research interests include semiconductor defects for quantum communication, topologically protected transport in semiconductors and metals, magnetic properties in 2D materials, and back-end-of-line materials and device integration.