Scienta Omicron News Fall 2020
The Fall 2020 edition of the Scienta Omicron News provides you with information from company update during the COVID-19 to our newly installed systems and updated products to suit our customers´ research needs to our relentless services and support by our regional offices in Europe, China, US and Japan.
Hiring: Human Resources Manager, Taunusstein, German
Do you have a degree in Human Resource Management; relevant experience from a mix of high-tech development and manufacturing; and knowledgeable about labour, tax and social security laws in Germany; as well as leadership personality? Then Scienta Omicron has exactly the right position for you! As a HR Manager, you will be responsible for Operational HR at our German sites as well as responsible for Strategic HR for the global Scienta Scientific Group, among others.
Result of the Month (ROM), October 2020
Symmetry Breakdown of 4,4″-Diamino-p-Terphenyl on a Cu(111) Surface by Lattice Mismatch
In a symmetric molecule with identical functional groups, selective activation of only one site is challenging. In this Nature Communications Paper, Ebeling D et al show that 4,4″-diamino-p-terphenyl adsorbs asymmetrically to a metal surface, leading to a change in binding affinity of one of its amine groups. The measurements were performed with a commercial combined Low Temperature AFM/STM (Scienta Omicron). All STM/AFM images were acquired at 5 K under ultra-high vacuum (base pressure < 1.0 × 10–10 mbar).
Meiji University: Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HAXPES)
First of its kind, from synchrotron to home lab with a 9 keV high intensity HAXPES Lab from Scienta Omicron. Prof. Atsushi Ogura of Meiji University states, “By introducing home-lab HAXPES, continuous measurements for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year became possible. With the HAXPES Lab we could measure many samples with much faster turnaround from sample preparation, measurement and analysis to refined experiments.”
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.