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September 9th, 2021

POLAR SPM Lab: Low Temperature SPM with Unsurpassed Hold Time

Polar SPM Lab  | © Scienta Omicron

The key features include: STM, QPlus® AFM & Spectroscopy; Guaranteed Helium Holding Time: >200 h; Integrated TRIBUS Head; Sample and Tip Temperature T <5 K; Vertical Magnetic Field: B = ±5 T; and Independent Tip and Sample Exchange.

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August 25th, 2021

Molecular Beam Epitaxial (MBE) Growth of Topological Materials

Scienta Omicron’s MBE and In-Situ Surface Analysis Solutions Facilitate Future Development. Topological materials are a significant focus in today‘s condensed matter physics, as pointed out in the excellent perspective article recently compiled by Matthew Brahlek et al. Scienta Omicron is proud to contribute with integrated MBE and surface analysis instruments to the investigation and development of topological materials.

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July 7th, 2021

Secret Behind One of the World’s Toughest Materials

In both graphene and hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) atoms, atoms are arranged in a flat lattice of interconnecting hexagons | © NTU Singapore

A team of scientists led by Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and Rice University in the US, has uncovered the key to the outstanding toughness of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN). It can withstand ten times the amount of force that graphene can, which is known as one of the toughest materials on Earth.

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June 24th, 2021

nanoARPES on Functioning and Tunable Devices with a DA30-L

DA30-L Angular Resolved Hemispherical Electron Analyser  | © Scienta Omicron

In their recent paper, A. J. H. Jones and S. Ulstrup et al. explore engineering properties of quantum materials by placing a singularity of the density of states near the Fermi energy. Using ebeam lithography for structuring and formation of electrical contacts, a device consisting of twisted bilayer graphene (twBG) on a stack of hBN and graphite was formed. The device was wire bonded to a chip package and introduced to the nanoARPES branch of the I05 beamline at the Diamond light source.

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