Commercially available zinc sulfide (ZnS) ceramics, synthesized using chemical vapor deposition and subsequently hot isostatically pressed, are optically transparent as compared to other zinc sulfide chemical vapor deposited films and ceramics. The unique optical transparency along with the hardness and chemical resistance of ZnS makes it an important material for infrared transmission applications. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and x-ray induced Auger electron spectroscopy were performed on an optically transparent ZnS ceramic. This report includes charge corrected scans for the survey along with S 2s, S 2p, S LMM, Zn 2p, Zn 2s, Zn 3d, Zn 3p, Zn 3s, Zn LMM, O 1s, and C 1s surface photoelectron signals. The scans provide photoelectron spectroscopy investigation data to help with the identification of metal sulfide compounds.

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