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Researcher Spotlight: Amalia Patanè

Atomic Layer Semiconductors Poised to Change Our Lives

Semiconductor physics is on the cusp of a revolution. Ultra-thin crystals may take the place of today’s ever-present silicon semiconductors and may transform many applications. However, you have to be able to build them first. Professor Amalia Patanè is heading a project that aims to do just that.

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HAXPES Reaches New Milestone at the Henry Royce Institute, Manchester, United Kingdom 

We are excited to jointly announce with the Henry Royce Institute, the University of Manchester, the National Physical Laboratory, and the University of Southern Denmark, the acceptance of their first HAXPES Lab Paper ‘Inelastic background modelling applied to Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of deeply buried layers: a comparison of synchrotron and lab-based (9.25 keV) measurements’. This paper has been published in Applied Surface Science and represents an important milestone in the establishment of the Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HAXPES) research methodology.

Result of the Month (ROM), Jan. 2021

Valley Interference and Spin Exchange at the Atomic Scale in Silicon

Researchers from the ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T) working with Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC) have situated the ‘sweet spot’ for positioning qubits in silicon to scale up atom-based quantum processors.

In their research, published in Nature Communications, precision placement has proven to be essential for developing robust interactions—or coupling—between qubits.

The team found that there is a special angle, or sweet spot, within a particular plane of the silicon crystal where the interaction between the qubits is most resilient to a valley interference effect.

This was located using scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) lithography techniques developed at UNSW, to observe the atomic-scale details of the interactions between the coupled atom qubits, including the valley interference between the atoms and the envelope anisotropy.

Brochure - Lab10 MBE

Compact Solution for Epitaxial Layer Growth

Scienta Omicron presents you the updated Brochure of the Lab10 MBE System. The Lab10 MBE is a turnkey small sample research tool for innovative material development under UHV conditions. This system is designed to fulfill the highest and most stringent requirements of modern thin-film deposition. Furthermore, the small sample concept is intended to interface the MBE system with an UHV analysis module to offer the best platform for fundamental research of novel materials.

Scienta Omicron News Fall 2020

The Fall 2020 edition of the Scienta Omicron Newsflyer provides you with an update about our response to COVID-19, updated product offerings to suit our customers´ research needs, and information about services and support we have available.  

In our Newsflyer you can read more about Scienta Omicron's activities and achievements over the past six months.

Welcome Dr Peter Amann

Product Manager, APPES and HAXPES

Scienta Omicron family is glad to welcome Dr Peter Amann taking charge of the Product Management of our APPES and HAXPES product portfolios. Peter has most recently been a researcher at Stockholm University where his interest focused on the fundamental understanding of catalysis and instrument development towards this aim. In particular, he focused on investigating the reduction of CO and CO2 towards higher alcohols and commodities under near-realistic conditions. As the inventor and designer of the Bar-XPS system, Peter brings great experience to this position and to Scienta Omicron. Welcome aboard Peter!

About Us 

Scienta Omicron is a leading innovator in Surface Science and Nanotechnology. At our technology centres in Uppsala, Sweden and Taunusstein, Germany we develop and produce high-tech instruments sold and serviced from our four regional hubs in USA, China, Japan and Germany to support top researchers globally.

We provide top capabilities in Electron Spectroscopy, Scanning Probe Microscopy and Thin Film Deposition, all in Ultra-High Vacuum. Focusing on the race for new unique materials and solutions, in areas like – smarter batteries, next generation electronics, quantum technologies, solar energy, intelligent sensors and advanced materials, Scienta Omicron drives the Surface Science towards the future.