Argus CU Analyzer: Snapshot Mode (Rapid Data Acquisition)
This short video shows how rapidly a high-resolution X-ray photoelectron spectrum can be acquired by using the snapshot mode of the Scienta Omicron Argus CU analyzer. The snapshot mode can either be used for rapid data acquisition of single transitions or observation of dynamic spectral shifts caused by external variations, like sample temperature change or chemical reaction.
Researcher Spotlight: Atsushi Ogura
High Energy X-rays a Vital Tool to Probe Within Materials
Interfaces between materials play a vital role in many areas, from electronics to artificial blood vessels. Professor Atsushi Ogura at Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan is at the cutting edge of the study of interfaces buried within materials. A better understanding of these buried interfaces may lead to more efficient solar cells and batteries, artificial bone, more efficient electronic devices, and many other applications.
Result of the Month (ROM), April 2021
Correlating Josephson Supercurrents and Shiba States in Quantum Spins Unconventionally Coupled to Superconductors
Here, Paolo Sessi et al. use scanning Josephson spectroscopy to directly visualize the effect of magnetic perturbations on Cooper pair tunneling between superconducting electrodes at the atomic scale. By increasing the magnetic impurity orbital occupation by adding one electron at a time, they reveal the existence of a direct correlation between Josephson supercurrent suppression and YSR states. Moreover, in the metallic regime, they detect zero bias anomalies which break the existing framework based on competing Kondo and Cooper pair singlet formation mechanisms. Based on first-principle calculations, these results are rationalized in terms of unconventional spin-excitations induced by the finite magnetic anisotropy energy.
1st Line Service Engineer (m/f/d)
Scienta Omicron is looking for a new team member as a 1st Line Service Engineer to join our Services and Support Team in Taunusstein, Germany. This is an opportunity to join a team of specialists with focus on services, support and installations in Europe and Asia Pacific. Start into a future with the best development opportunities and the security of a globally active group of companies.
The ARTOF-2 Time-Of-Flight Analyser
Prof. Nuh Gedik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: “The ARTOF is a very nice analyser especially for performing time resolved studies. Operation is more involved than hemispherical analysers and extra care must be taken to avoid MCP ageing. But having the capability to measure the entire dispersion of the 2D angular acceptance cone without having to rotate the sample or use sequential deflection is very useful.”
Scienta Omicron Newsflyer Spring 2021
The Spring 2021 edition of the Scienta Omicron Newsflyer provides you with an update on Scienta Omicron during the challenging year (2020) with a pandemic COVID-19, updated product offerings to suit our customers´ research needs, a selection of high impact results acquired using Scienta Omicron instruments and systems, and highlight the work or our customers that are contributing to the field of surface science and nanotechnology.
SXM Trade In for SCALA SPM Controllers
The new SXM Control System comprises state-of-the-art electronics and software solutions for Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM). The SXM hardware features low noise, large detection bandwidth, configurable A/D and D/A converters, integrated digital Lock In amplifiers. The SXM software offers standard SPM modes as well as advanced spectroscopy and manipulation experiments. A dedicated interface readily supports a variety of our established Scienta Omicron SPM products.
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.
THE SCIENTA GROUP
One Group, Two Leading Brands
Since 1962 the combined companies, including Scienta Omicron and Scienta Sensor Systems, that make up the Scienta Scientific Group have been leading the development of ultra high vacuum research and analysis equipment in the fields of Surface Science, Material Physics, UHV technology and Radiation Detection, resulting in scientific breakthroughs, Nobel Prizes and outstanding industrial equipment.