Collaborating with our Customers on HAXPES Measurements

May 13th, 2020

At Scienta Omicron it is very important to us to support our customers with industry leading technology. As researchers ourselves we understand the value of demonstrable evidence in the funding application process, so, for Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HAXPES) Lab systems we are delighted to be able to offer prospective customers demonstration sessions to perform preliminary studies on their own sample. These sessions are limited opportunities for prospective customers to become oriented with the system and to perform initial measurements with the support of our team of technical experts and engineers.

A great example of this process resulted in the published paper by Lebens-Higgins, Z.W., Halat, D.M., Faenza, N.V. et al.  Surface Chemistry Dependence on Aluminum Doping in Ni-rich LiNi0.8Co0.2−yAlyO2 Cathodes, published in Scientific Reports earlier this year. This paper uses measurements taken while visiting the HAXPES Lab demonstration system at our site in Taunusstein, Germany.

The senior author of this study, Dr Louis Piper at Binghamton University, went on to secure funding from the National Science Foundation for the purchase of the HAXPES Lab system that will be installed later this year. “We are impressed with the results that were achieved during the short orientation and demonstration sessions on the HAXPES Lab,” said Dr Susanna Eriksson, Director of Global Services at Scienta Omicron. Dr Eriksson has been heavily involved with the HAXPES Lab project over several years in her previous role as Director of Electron Spectroscopy. “It is a special case that publishable results were able to be achieved so quickly, and with a few additional measurements performed by Dr. Manfred Mascheck of Scienta Omicron, a publishable set of data was produced and contributed to the writing of this paper.”

“We are excited that the HAXPES lab will be added to the research infrastructure at Binghamton University, and are proud to be able to collaborate with and support the pursuit of such interesting research,” said Dr Eriksson. Read more about Binghamton’s Materials Science and Engineering Program here: www.binghamton.edu/mse/

Scienta Omicron has limited demonstration sessions available to prospective HAXPES Lab customers. If you would like to find out more about our HAXPES Lab solution please Contact your local sales representative to discuss what opportunities are available.