Result of the Month (ROM), March 2021
Inelastic Background Modelling Applied to Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Deeply Buried Layers
In this work, Ben Spencer et al investigate layers of an organic LED material buried deeply below up to 200 nm of organic material using HAXPES (hv > 9 keV). To gain information from deep below the surface using photoelectron spectroscopy, they model the inelastic background originating from Ir 3d photoelectrons at ~ 2000 eV binding energy. The methodology is applied to both synchrotron and Scienta Omicron HAXPES Lab system, where data taken at Diamond Light Source also helped to benchmark the HAXPES Lab system.
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.
NREL MBEs to Grow 2D Materials, Intermetallic Compounds, and Semiconductors
The Materials Physics research group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) develops semiconductors for energy-relevant applications, including photovoltaics and solid-state lighting. The group uses two connected EVO-25 MBE systems from Scienta Omicron. The System platforms are suitable for a large range of MBE applications such as the growth of 2D materials, intermetallic compounds, oxide heterostructures or semiconductors.
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.
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.
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