The HIKE system is designed for hard X-ray high kinetic energy photoelectron spectroscopy (HAXPES or HIKE) experiments in the electron kinetic energy range from 150 eV to 10 keV. The system consists of an analysis chamber, a preparation chamber and a fast load-lock system. The analysis chamber is equipped with a VG Scienta-manipulator (He cryostat) modified to an Omicron type of head for sample adjustment and a SCIENTA R4000 hemispherical photoelectron analyzer optimized for electron kinetic energies up to 10 keV (VG Scienta). A fluorescence detector that allows NEXAFS/EXAFS investigations is also installed on the analysis chamber. The system is located at the KMC-1 beamline. Further technical details related to the HIKE set-up can be found here.
Typical experiments running on the HIKE end station are investigations of bulk electronic properties – core levels and valence band, buried interfaces and x-ray standing waves.