Service Physics => Technology


Software converts physics into information.  We continue to apply new software technology to efficiently transform data into information.


  • Physics=>Technology
  • Technology=>Information
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We approach Service as a partnership.  We provide phone support, loan modules for trouble isolation, parts, component repair and training.

Latest Technology – Super Hawk Upgrade

super hawk data system

Super Hawk Data System

Super Hawk Data System provides Super Hawk ESCA for Win10, Dual displays, Computer, Joystick with Auto Z control and illumination control.

Super Hawk Configuration

Super Hawk Upgrade provides greater than 2.5X count rate over previous configurations. Included: “Dead aim” Auto FocusHD video camera systemLED illumination systemlens upgradereconditioned detectorreconfiguration kit.Click here to view and download […]


We approach Service as a partnership. We provide phone support, loan modules for trouble isolation, parts, component repair and training. Services

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New Engineer

Zach Mehl

Zach will start Tuesday, January 3 as our new Service Engineer. Zach graduated last year from the University of Kansas with a BS in Electrical engineering. He passed our interview exam with flying colors by aligning the X-ray crystal and changing the x-ray anode with no assistance after a very brief explanation of both tasks.  His natural aptitude for the mechanics of the instrument was clearly demonstrated. He is truly a fast learner.

His background will provide us strength in electronics, product development and software.

Zach will be available by phone using the 3# extension and email


Mike Keenlyside

A few months ago Mike let us know he wished to retire at the end of the year. Darn, the end of the year arrived and Mike is basking in the sun in California.

We are going to miss him very much.

Mike and Sue will remain living in Sisters, Oregon but plan to spend considerable time traveling around the USA pulling their 5th wheel with their Ford Truck. The first trip is to the San Francisco Bay area where their daughter, son-in law and family live.

Ruth, Barbara and I wish them many great adventures.

A Note from Our CEO

Service Physics, Inc. (SPI) was started in 1991 to provide maintenance and aftermarket products for the Surface Science Instruments line of ESCA/XPS instrumentation. The principals of SPI were involved in the R&D, customer service and management at Surface Science Instruments prior to its sale in 1987. We provide upgrades that keep the instrument’s technology current. The system serviceability is improved by updating obsolete components and new features are available as upgrades. Service Physics(SPI) has a unique perspective about instrument design. After servicing the original instruments over the last 30 years we understand what improvements were left to be accomplished and also why they have endured so long as solid instruments. The best features have been strengthened and the weak components have been replaced. Customers demand improved safety of operation and ease of use while maintaining reliability and ease of repair. The instruments have become robust, reliable work horses that provide even the novice with top quality information. Last year we introduced the exciting new Super Hawk XPS. The data rate is increased by more than 2.5 times. HD viewing and precision auto alignment are included. Please visit our site often to learn about the new products that will soon be announced.
"We provide parts, upgrade products and software through Technical Labo in Japan and Euroscan Instruments in Europe."