Scienta Omicron Newsletter 05-2024
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Dear Madam / Dear Sir,

Welcome to the January 2022 edition of the Scienta Omicron Newsletter that provides you with the latest news in surface science, materials science, and nanotechnology research and instrumentation.

In this edition you will find the ‘Result of the Month’ for January where the publications´ authors share additional insights about their recent research results. You will also find news about installations, recent research publications and upcoming conferences. As well as information about Scienta Omicron open positions, service training, and newly updated product information.

Please visit our website for more information about Scienta Omicron’s product and services or contact your local sales or service representative.

We thank you, our customers and well-wishers, for your unrelenting support and resilience over the past one year. We are proud to be part of the international research community and look forward to continuing to support you to meet your research goals into the future.

Yours sincerely,

Scienta Omicron Team



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Result of the Month (ROM), Jan. 2022

Band-Selective Holstein Polaron in Luttinger Liquid Material A0.3MoO3 (A = K, Rb)

In this work, Y. L. Chen & L. X. Yang et al. study molybdenum blue bronze A0.3MoO3 (A = K, Rb) using laser-based angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (laser-based ARPES). Their experiment suggests that the normal phase of A0.3MoO3 is a prototypical Luttinger liquid, from which the charge-density-wave emerges with decreasing temperature. Prominently, they observe strong renormalizations of band dispersions, which are recognized as the spectral function of Holstein polaron derived from band-selective electron-phonon coupling in the system. Laser-based ARPES measurements were performed using DA30-L analyzers from Scienta Omicron.

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University of Nottingham: New MIP for Epitaxial Growth and In-situ Analysis of 2D Semiconductors

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Research News

A New Platform for Controlled Design of Printed Electronics with 2D Materials

A team of scientists have shown how electricity is transported in printed 2D materials, paving the way for design of flexible devices for healthcare and beyond. They identify what properties of 2D material films need to be tweaked to make electronic devices to order, allowing rational design of a new class of high-performance printed and flexible electronics. Lead researcher Dr Felice Torrisi, from the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London, says: “Our results have a huge impact on the way we understand the transport through networks of two-dimensional materials.”

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Open Position

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