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Result of the Month (ROM) June 2024

Manipulation of Fractionalized Charge in the Metastable Topologically Entangled State of a Doped Wigner Crystal


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Result of the Month (ROM), June 2024

"Manipulation of Fractionalized Charge in the Metastable Topologically Entangled State of a Doped Wigner Crystal"

Metastability of many-body quantum states is rare and still poorly understood. An exceptional example is the low-temperature metallic state of the layered dichalcogenide 1T-TaS2 in which electronic order is frozen after external excitation. Here we visualize the microscopic dynamics of injected charges in the metastable state using a multiple-tip scanning tunnelling microscope. We observe non-thermal formation of a metastable network of dislocations interconnected by domain walls, that leads to macroscopic robustness of the state to external thermal perturbations, such as small applied currents. With higher currents, we observe annihilation of dislocations following topological rules, accompanied with a change of macroscopic electrical resistance. Modelling carrier injection into a Wigner crystal reveals the origin of formation of fractionalized, topologically entangled networks, which define the spatial fabric through which single particle excitations propagate. The possibility of manipulating topological entanglement of such networks suggests the way forward in the search for elusive metastable states in quantum many body systems. 

Scienta Omicron Newsflyer Winter 2023

Welcome to the Scienta Omicron Winter Newsflyer!

We are thrilled to bring you the latest highlights and breakthroughs in the realm of scientific innovation. In this edition of the Scienta Omicron Winter Newsflyer, join us on a journey through the fascinating discoveries, cutting-edge technologies, and collaborative efforts that define the spirit of exploration in the scientific community.

From groundbreaking research to advancements in our instrumentation, this newsletter encapsulates the essence of our commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible. As we delve into the cold season, we invite you to warm your curiosity with the exciting stories and developments that unfold within these pages.

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News PEAK-1.5 Now Available for Download!

We're thrilled to announce that PEAK-1.5 is now ready for download at the Scienta Omicron Customer Portal. Here's a quick overview of the new features you can expect with this release:

  • New Sequence Control for easier setup of measurements
  • A fresh Sequence View with Spectrum Region Summaries for better control during measurement
  • Introduction of Continuous Pass Energies for optimisation of instrument resolution and data recording efficiency (requires a new software license)
  • Introduction of a Detector Overexposure Monitor to protect the MCP/CMOS detector from intensity overload

Sample Manipulators

Open and Closed Cycle Sample Manipulators

When aiming at high experimental energy resolution for ARPES measurement, it is crucial to achieve ultra-low sample temperatures to quench thermal broadening. This is possible with state-of-the-art cryo manipulators reaching sample temperatures from < 3.5 K and featuring up to 6 fully motorized axes for a large range of movements. The manipulators are available as open and closed cycle. Open cycle manipulators reach lower temperature specifications and are rapidly cooled down from room temperature to 10 K in 15 min. The low He consumption below 1 l/h at ultimate temperature and the possibility to operate with liquid nitrogen at higher temperatures ensure a low operating cost. Closed cycle manipulators have no He consumption providing unlimited holding time.

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PEAK Slit Control

Optimal analyser settings with remote control

In photoelectron spectroscopy measurements, there is always a trade-off between signal intensity and resolution. Optimising this balance is the key to obtaining smooth and sharp spectra within the shortest time possible. For hemispherical analysers, this trade-off is controlled by the selected entrance slit and pass energy.
PEAK Slit Control replaces manual slit changes at the analyser with a motorised and software-controlled slit. With the control of all analyser settings, easy and quick optimisation of signal intensity versus resolution is possible.

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