Science Spectra offers convenient and easy access to spectral data from
on-going international industrial and scholarly research. The Surface
Science Spectra journal represents the hard-copy publication of data entered
in to the AVS Surface
Science Spectra database.
Science Spectra is the definitive international reference guide to spectral
data. Applications range from routine identification work to current research
in industrial, government, and university labs. Surface
Science Spectra offers scientists, engineers, and analysts easy and convenient
access to high-quality spectra and related data with every quarterly issue.
A Comprehensive Spectral Reference
Science Spectra is the only ongoing source available for comprehensive spectral
data. An official journal of the American
Vacuum Society, Surface
Science Spectra currently publishes XPS, Auger,
and SIMS spectra and will expand to include other surface spectroscopies in
Science Spectra archives, in a systematic and uniform format, surface
data from a wide range of fields – giving you truly usable reference spectra
and the latest findings on new and materials important to your work or research.
Extensive Experimental Details Included
Each data entry in the journal contains complete and useful information about
the spectra presented, enabling you to accurately compare them with your own
experimental results. Surface
Science Spectra presents each spectrum in its
unsmoothed and unmanipulated form so that you know you're looking at original
data, not someone else's interpretation.
Based on a comprehensive Data Dictionary that identifies 188 items necessary
to fully define each set of spectra, every submission includes details on:
- Sample history and treatment
- Instrument configuration
- Experimental parameters
- Data analysis methods
You can use the extensive, descriptive information presented in these published
spectra to correctly relate them to your own spectra – providing additional
verification of your results or even eliminating the need and expense of generating
reference spectra of your own.
The Only Peer-Reviewed Spectral Archive
Science Spectra is the only refereed spectral data reference source
available. Peer-review ensures that only the highest quality spectra are accepted
for publication and sets new standards for data collection. Reviewers verify
that all submissions are free from error or manipulation, are free from inconsistencies
or omissions that would reduce the usefulness of the data for comparison, have
technological significance, and have enduring value to the surface science community.
More Spectra Than in Other Journals
Science Spectra publishes full sets of spectra, not just the one or
two most journal articles typically include. Scientists can share all the spectra
associated with their research – spectra generally omitted in other journals
because there isn't room – as well as the complete background details
on their experiments, making precise and meaningful comparisons possible despite
instrument or procedural differences.
Focused-Topic Collections and Consolidated References on Specific Materials
In addition to submissions from the general surface science community, Surface
Science Spectra publishes Focused-Topic Collections containing data from specific
materials classes and applications. Focused-Topic Collections contribute to
the completeness of the archival database by including collections of spectra
on materials of particular interest to the community. Edited by renowned experts
in materials characterization and surface analysis, Focused-Topic Collections
provide in-depth spectral data of widely used materials in a number of fields,
including information on:
- Transition metals
- and more!
Science Spectra is available online.