Peter Cumpson Ph.D.

Cumpson, Peter
Position Department / Business Unit
Surface and Nano-Analysis
Institution Disciplines
National Physical Laboratory Physics
City State / Provence
Teddington Middlesex
Country Website
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Peter's work at NPL centred initially on the Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), especially its angle-resolved variant, ARXPS, both the improved metrology of the spectroscopy itself and in the application of ARXPS to metrological problems in mass standards. He has a growing interest in scanned-probe microscopies and near-field optics. In addition, Micro-Elecromechanical (MEMS) devices have been a recent area of expansion, designed and used in support of the above surface and nano-analytical techniques, and echoing the earlier synergy of XPS and QCM.

Peter is a Member of the Institute of Physics and American Vacuum Society.


Peter received BA and PhD degrees in Physics from the University of Cambridge.

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