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DFS30: Stay Focused, Save Time

Electrostatic 3D Focus Adjustment Technology

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Leading Innovator in Surface Science and Nanotechnology 

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Product Launch

DFS30: Stay Focused, Save Time

The DFS30 analyser features ground-breaking Electrostatic 3D Focus Adjustment technology - a major advancement in replacing imprecise mechanical movements with electronic precision and repeatability. This provides significantly improved workflow, speed, and reproducibility when optimizing experimental conditions. High quality ARPES measurements, particularly micro/nanoARPES, require optimised alignment of the photon spot, sample, and analyser focal point. The DFS30 simplifies this alignment with electronic adjustment of the analyser focal point in X, Y and Z (working distance) to the photoelectron emission spot.

Scienta Omicron Newsflyer Fall 2021

Welcome to the Scienta Omicron Newsflyer for Fall 2021. 40 years ago in 1981, our co-founder Prof. Kai Siegbahn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for developing the method of Electron Spectroscopy for chemical analysis (ESCA/XPS) – thereby creating the starting point for Scienta. Since then, the technology has been extended to incorporate Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Thin Film Deposition, Scanning Probe Microscopy Systems and a wide range of components. Keeping our tradition of pioneering and leading Surface Science and Nanotechnology innovation, Scienta Omicron is excited to release the revolutionary DFS30 analyser – a ground-breaking and patent pending Electrostatic 3D Focus Adjustment technology. We are also launching our new CREATE Platform – a configurable platform delivering your unique UHV Systems. Download to read more news articles from us.

Research News

Momentum Microscopy at Work

Scientists of the University of Graz succeeded in visualising the electronic structure of long-chain organic semiconductors and altering it by means of temperature effects in a controlled manner. More specifically, they demonstrated that monolayers of heptacene on Cu(110) behave markedly different compared to all previously studied oligoacene monolayers on coinage metal surfaces and are dissimilar to any other polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons adsorbed on metal substrates studied so far. Photoemission tomography measurements were performed using the NanoESCA system and the STM and LEED measurements were performed in a two-chamber system with a variable-temperature Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (VT STM) both from Scienta Omicron.

New Product

PEAK: Electron Spectroscopy Control and Acquisition Software

PEAK is designed to control acquisition of photoelectron spectra with Scienta Omicron analysers. With its modern software architecture, PEAK offers improved performance for data acquisition, workflow, and live visualisation of data. The modular design and the modern network-based application programming interface (API) facilitate integration of additional equipment as well as full integration of the analyser in external control systems.

Result of the Month (ROM), November 2021

Role of Alkali Cations in Stabilizing Mixed-Cation Perovskites to Thermal Stress and Moisture Conditions

In this work, Suresh Maniyarasu, Andrew G Thomas, Wendy R Flavell, Ben F Spencer et al. investigate the chemical composition of two different mixed-cation perovskite compositions using laboratory based Ga Kα (9.25 keV) HAXPES. Chemical composition over 45 nm of sampling depth was quantified using angle-dependent HAXPES measurements. This technique allows more accurate quantification of the alkali metal-cation distribution than is possible using conventional XPS. The elemental distribution and bulk composition of the multiple-cation perovskite materials were studied through angle-dependent HAXPES measurements with a constant energy X-ray source. The high-throughput HAXPES Lab (Scienta Omicron) is located in the Henry Royce Institute, University of Manchester.

Service Upgrades

High Performance Fine Focus Ion Source: A High Quality Upgrade for Sample Cleaning and Depth Profiling 

The depth profiling upgrade integrates a high-quality focussed ion beam source seamlessly in your Scienta Omicron system. The hot filament ion source is a professional tool for sample cleaning, depth profiling with XPS or Auger electron spectroscopy. It can be used as a high-quality ion source for ISS/LEIS or as a low energy source for charge neutralisation.

Every upgrade includes a prior compatibility check by our Scienta Omicron system designers in Taunusstein and comes with suggestions for an individual system integration of the ion source.

Open Position

Physicist / Research Technology Sales Manager (m/f/d)

Do you have an advanced degree in Physics and deep technical understanding in ARPES, SPM and/or MBE? Scienta Omicron is looking for a new team member as a Physicist / Research Technology Sales Manager to develop relationships with leading research centers and universities around the world to advance our access and opportunities and to promote our products that are known for their outstanding performance. Start into a future with the best development opportunities and the security of a globally active group of companies.

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. Our instruments support top researchers globally and are serviced by our four regional hubs in USA, China, Japan and Germany.

We provide state of the art instruments in Electron Spectroscopy, Scanning Probe Microscopy and Thin Film Deposition. 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 enables development of tomorrow´s materials.

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.