CasaXPS, Computer Aided Surface Analysis for X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, is a powerful computer program that allows you to process XPS and UPS data on a PC platform. It can handle angle-resolved and depth-profiling XPS data. In December 2016, a coalition of several KU research groups, the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, and the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering purchased an academic site license for CasaXPS. The software complements the Phi 5000 VersaProbe II X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer located in the Microscopy and Analytical Instrumentation Core Lab at KU.

If you are a KU affiliate, you can download and install CasaXPS on any computer. An unlimited number of KU users may utilize this software at any time. The required username and license number to activate the software are located in the CasaXPS EULA PDF file.

Installation instructions
Start here: Installing CasaXPS at KU
Download and installation guide (from CasaXPS)
CasaXPS homepage and software download
CasaXPS EULA PDF file (only for KU researchers; login required)

ZIP file with the current version of CasaXPS (2.3.17PR1-1, 30-Dec-2016)

User Guide
Introduction to XPS (The Yellow Book)
Peak Fitting with CasaXPS

Recent News

26–30 June 2022 – James and Riddhi attend the 29th Rare Earth Research Conference (RERC29) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. James delivered an invited talk on the first morning of the meeting on the topic of "Redox Tuning of Tripodal Cerium Complexes with Secondary Metal Cations," and Riddhi was awarded a Best Poster Prize for her work on "Electrochemical Activation of the Uranyl Ion." Thanks to Prof. Eric Schelter and Dr. Marta Guron (U. Penn) for organizing such a great meeting—a truly inspirational experience!

6 June 2022 – An exciting summer of research is underway in the Blakemore Group–our seventh here at KU! Welcome to our newest group members: Fynn Cooper, an incoming graduate student; Cecilia Paranjothi, a rising sophomore at KU;  and Natalie Lind, a visiting summer REU student from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Let the fun begin!

6 May 2022 – Emma Cosner has been named the recipient of the Class of 1913 Award. This prize, which is one of the prestigious University Awards, is granted annually to two graduating students “who, by their evidenced intelligence, devotion to their studies, and personal character, give promise of such usefulness to society.” The central criterion for this award is a stellar academic record, making Emma a very deserving recipient. Emma has been conducting research in our group for over three years, and has been co-mentored throughout that time by Dr. Julie Leseberg. Congratulations, Emma!

Funding Sources

Our work is supported by the US Department of Energy, US National Science Foundation, the Chevron Phillips Chemical, Lam Research Corp., and the Spring Creek Fund.