May 6th, 2022

Scientists Solve the Mystery About the Active Phase in Catalytic Carbon Dioxide Reduction

An international research team led by researchers of Stockholm University has for the first time been able to study the surface of a copper-zinc catalyst when carbon dioxide is reduced to methanol. The results – obtained at DESY´s brilliant light source PETRA III – are published in the scientific journal Science. A better knowledge of the catalytic process of methanol synthesis and the possibility of finding even more efficient materials opens the door for a green transition in the chemical industry.

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April 28th, 2022

Scienta Omicron Newsflyer Spring 2022

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Welcome to the Scienta Omicron Newsflyer for Spring 2022 with an opening message from our new CEO Mr. Henrik Bergersen on the importance of filling customer needs and providing values to our customers. The BAR XPS for instance addresses the biggest challenge in APXPS, measuring at industrial relevant pressures. Read more about the BAR XPS break-through results at world record pressures; EVO Compact – the MBE System for 2D material research; new DFS30 analyser with unique electronic alignment capability for µARPES; successful analyser PEAK software upgrade and integration with the control system at SPring-8 synchrotron in Japan; and high resolution qPlus imaging with CO terminated Tip using the INFINITY SPM Lab at the Aix-Marseille University. The other news cover – our China sales and services team strengthened by the Pandemic; a note on the in-person APS March Meeting 2022 conference; and a recently held customer webinar where we shared the latest developments within materials innovation.

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March 10th, 2022

HAXPES Lab and what it can do for the electronics industry?

Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HAXPES) is an extremely powerful analytical tool for characterizing and understanding materials. The Scienta Omicron HAXPES Lab is a small lab-based system that provides synchrotron-comparable HAXPES spectra. “HAXPES Lab and what it can do for the electronics industry”, was presented by Dr. Matthew J. Wahila, research scientist and education development officer, Analytical and Diagnostics Laboratory (ADL) Binghamton University, New York, USA, recently. It was sponsored by the IEEE-EPS Binghamton Chapter.

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February 18th, 2022

Magnetism in Two Dimensions Goes “Easy-Plane”

Researchers at the Max-Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle, Germany, in collaboration with the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany and the ALBA Synchrotron, Barcelona, Spain, have discovered the first two-dimensional ferromagnetic system with a special property known as “easy-plane” magnetic anisotropy. This achievement was the result of fabricating a single atomic layer of chromium tri-chloride on a graphene substrate over a large area, and its investigation with highly sensitive in-situ magnetic measurements. What is special about this type of easy-plane magnet is that it could support the transport of electron spins without consuming any energy, and so lead to a new generation of highly energy-efficient, 2D spintronic devices.

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