A Raman and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

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How can I know the effects of ions on my coating using Raman and XPS?
Summary: How can I know the effects of ions on my coating using Raman and XPS?

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So i'm working on my thesis regarding surface morphology of Zn doped HAp coating. Now, my goal is to know the effects of Zn ions on the surface morphology of my coating using raman and xps. Jowever, I do not have any idea as to how I can possibly do this. I am really desperate to find answers, please help. I have zero background on this and I can't seem to find academic articles that can help me out.
 

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Summary: How can I know the effects of ions on my coating using Raman and XPS?

Hi!
So i'm working on my thesis regarding surface morphology of Zn doped HAp coating. Now, my goal is to know the effects of Zn ions on the surface morphology of my coating using raman and xps. Jowever, I do not have any idea as to how I can possibly do this. I am really desperate to find answers, please help. I have zero background on this and I can't seem to find academic articles that can help me out.
Er... why can't you do Raman and XPS on CLEAN Zn first, then coat the surface, and then do Raman and XPS once again? Compare the two results and see what's different.

Zz.
 
Er... why can't you do Raman and XPS on CLEAN Zn first, then coat the surface, and then do Raman and XPS once again? Compare the two results and see what's different.

Zz.
Uhmm, yes, that process is done. However, that's where my problem comes, I don't know how to use the results to know the effects of my ions on the coating.
 

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Uhmm, yes, that process is done. However, that's where my problem comes, I don't know how to use the results to know the effects of my ions on the coating.
This is vague.

1. Do you see differences in the spectra?

2. More importantly, do you see extra peaks in the spectra that weren't there for the clean Zn surface?

3. Don't you have charts or software that can make identification of those peaks?

4. Do you see shifts in the original Zn peaks?

5. What in the world is your thesis advisor doing that you can't seek help from him/her?

Zz.
 
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