In analytical chemistry, surface analysis is the study of that unit of a solid which is in association with a gas or a vacuum. When two different forms of matter are in contact, they will form an interface. The term surface is usually withhold for the interface between a solid and a vacuum or between; a solid and a gas, the surface is examined to be that part of the solid that interacts with its environment. Other interfaces—those between two solids, two liquids, a solid and a liquid, or a liquid and a gas—is studied separately.
- Track 1-1 X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
- Track 2-2 Auger Electron Spectroscopy
- Track 3-3 Low-Energy Electron Diffraction
- Track 4-4 Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy
- Track 5-5 Ion Scattering Spectroscopy
- Track 6-6 Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry
- Track 7-7 Dual Polarization Interferometry