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Electron Spectroscopy

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Thin Film Deposition

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Research News

The Acidity of Individual Atoms - Breakthrough at TU Wien

Researchers at the Institute of Applied Physics at TU Wien can now determine the proton affinity of different surface sites of indium oxide with atomic precision. In a recently published Nature paper, they probed the strength of the hydrogen bonds at the surface sites of indium oxide with the tip of a non-contact atomic force microscope and found quantitative agreement with density functional theory calculations.

Result of the Month (ROM), May 2021

Photodriven Transient Picosecond Top‐Layer Semiconductor to Metal Phase‐Transition in p‐Doped Molybdenum Disulfide

In this work, Nomi L A Sorgenfrei et al. establish how visible light itself can create a transient metallic top layer on bulk crystalline p‐doped 2H‐MoS2. Electron–hole pairs created by optical excitation separate in the surface band bending region of p‐doped semiconducting 2H‐MoS2. This causes a transient accumulation of electrons in the surface region, driving the top‐layer within several picoseconds from the p‐doped semiconducting 2H‐MoS2 into a sheet of metallic 1T‐MoS2 at a remarkably low optical fluence threshold. This mechanism has significant implications on how optically illuminated MoS2 surfaces behave.

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Tracking Topological Conditions in Graphene

International research team shows how carbon-based nanostructures can get a new functionality – research results are presented in the magazine Nano Letters.

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.

Open Position

1st Line Service Physicist (m/f/d)

Do you have strong background in Surface Science and UHV Systems? Scienta Omicron is looking for a new team member as a 1st Line Service Physicist 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.

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.

Service Upgrade

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. 

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.

THE SCIENTA GROUP: One Group, Two Leading Brands

Since 1983 the combined companies, including Scienta Omicron and Scienta Envinet (former Scienta Sensor Systems and Envinet GmbH respectively) 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.