Scienta Omicron Newsletter 07-2024
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Dear Madam / Dear Sir,

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

In this issue you will find the ‘Result of the Month’ where the publications´ authors share additional insights about their recent research results. You will also find news about our featured product, recent research publications, recently installed systems, and participation at the APS March 2022. As well as information about Scienta Omicron open positions, services trainings, and newly updated product and services information.

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

Yours sincerely, 

Scienta Omicron Team



APS March Meeting 2022

New Advances in ARPES instrumentation: DFS30

In this talk, Dr. Marcus Lundwall will present ground-breaking Electrostatic 3D Focus Adjustment technology (patent pending) - a major advancement in replacing imprecise mechanical movements with electronic precision and repeatability in ARPES. This provides significantly improved workflow, speed, and reproducibility when optimizing experimental conditions. High quality ARPES measurements, particularly micro/nanoARPES, require optimised alignment of the photon, sample, and analyser focal point. The new DFS30 spectrometer simplifies this with electronic adjustment of the analyser focal point.

Customer Webinar

Scienta Omicron Customer Webinar on March 9, 2022

Since DPG was cancelled and APS is a hybrid this year, we are organizing a customer webinar on March 9th.

It will be a one-hour webinar where we present the latest developments within UHV materials innovation.

In this webinar, we will present what advances we have made within materials innovation in general and within SPM, Electron Spectroscopy and MBE areas in specific.

Featured Product

STREAM SPM Lab: Flow Cryostat based SPM for Temperatures from < 10 K to 420 K

The STREAM combines advantages of a cost-effective low temperature flow cryostat platform with the attractive features of the TRIBUS SPM head including 3D coarse motion, high intrinsic stability, easy tip and sample exchange, and optical access.

Result of the Month (ROM), February 2022

Voltage-Induced Bistability of Single Spin-Crossover Molecules in a Two-Dimensional Monolayer

In this work, Amandine Bellec, Yongfeng Tong, Massine Kelaï et al, report the voltage-induced switching of spin states in spin-crossover molecules. The measurements have been carried out on self-assembled 2D networks of SCO molecules on Au(111) and Cu(111) by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) at low temperature. All the measurements have been carried out on a low temperature scanning tunneling microscope (LT STM, Scienta Omicron) operating at 4.6 K.

Research News

Magnetism in Two Dimensions Goes “Easy-Plane”

Researchers at the Max-Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle, Germany, in collaboration with the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany and the ALBA Synchrotron, Barcelona, Spain, have discovered the first two-dimensional ferromagnetic system with a special property known as “easy-plane” magnetic anisotropy. This achievement was the result of fabricating a single atomic layer of chromium tri-chloride on a graphene substrate over a large area, and its investigation with highly sensitive in-situ magnetic measurements. What is special about this type of easy-plane magnet is that it could support the transport of electron spins without consuming any energy, and so lead to a new generation of highly energy-efficient, 2D spintronic devices.

New Installation

The First LT STM in South America: Nanobiomaterials Laboratory, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile

Scienta Omicron is supremely proud and thrilled to announce that we have delivered the first Low Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (LT STM) to the South American continent. The first ever LT STM has been delivered to Nanobiomaterials Laboratory, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile. Prof. Carolina Parra Gonzalez, the director of the Nanobiomaterials Lab comments: “The LT STM will become an extremely useful tool for the local and international “nano”-community comprised of physicists, chemists, and biologists – allowing many interdisciplinary collaborations.”

New Installation

HAXPES Lab, Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University

We are pleased to announce that the installation of the Scienta Omicron HAXPES Lab is in progress at Ångström Laboratory at Uppsala University, supported by our engineers Rickard Roberg, Wei Song and Takahiro Hashimoto. We are confident that the instrument will result in ground-breaking research in HAXPES, leading to high-impact results.

The HAXPES Lab brings hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (HAXPES) capability directly to the local laboratory environment. Using world class technology and expert engineering, the HAXPES Lab sets the standard for laboratory-based high energy photoelectron spectroscopy. This novel system probes bulk sample properties and accesses deep core level electrons via photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) without the need for a synchrotron.

Services Trainings

Training Packages: MATRIX Programming, SPM Controller and Microscope Training, and Photoelectron Spectroscopy Training

Certification of users and training courses are an effective method for acquiring the knowledge necessary to get the most out of your Scienta Omicron instruments. Scienta Omicron offers a comprehensive range of courses that combine in-depth theory with hands-on coaching sessions.

Based on typical service and training requests, we now offer training packages to prolong equipment lifetime and achieve reliable results faster. Courses can take place directly at your laboratories, in our application laboratory at Scienta Omicron Germany or online.

Please find below the details about our various training packages.

Open Positions

Career Opportunities at Scienta Omicron

At Scienta Omicron we develop, design and market top capabilities in Electron Spectroscopy, Scanning Probe Microscopy and Thin Film Deposition. Our technologies have played vital and crucial roles in Surface Science and Nanotechnology research and enabled Nobel Prizes. Our sites in Taunusstein, Germany and Uppsala, Sweden are growing, and we have great opportunities available on multiple levels in Engineering, Research and Development, Manufacturing, Sales, Technical Support, Production and Service.

Click below to explore our open positions and start your story with the world leader in supporting science and industry.