January 15th, 2021

Atomic Layer Semiconductors Poised to Change Our Lives

Amalia Patanè is Professor of Physics and Director of Research at the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham | © Scienta Omicron

Semiconductor physics is on the cusp of a revolution. Ultra-thin crystals may take the place of today’s ever-present silicon semiconductors and may transform many applications. However, you have to be able to build them first. Professor Amalia Patanè is heading a project that aims to do just that.

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January 14th, 2021

New Product Manager APPES and HAXPES

Dr Peter Amann is the Product Manager for APPES and HAXPES at Scienta Omicron | © Scienta Omicron

Scienta Omicron family is glad to welcome Dr Peter Amann taking charge of the Product Management of our APPES and HAXPES product portfolios. Peter has most recently been a researcher at Stockholm University where his interest focused on the fundamental understanding of catalysis and instrument development towards this aim. In particular, he focused on investigating the reduction of CO and CO2 towards higher alcohols and commodities under near-realistic conditions. As the inventor and designer of the Bar-XPS system, Peter brings great experience to this position and to Scienta Omicron. Welcome aboard Peter!

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January 11th, 2021

HAXPES reaches new milestone

The HAXPES lab system at the Royce. Pictured is Suresh Maniyarasu, PhD student who holds an Overseas Research Studentship and Research Impact Scholarship at the University of Manchester, who is one of the team working on the HAXPES. | © Henry Royce Institute

We are excited to jointly announce with the Henry Royce Institute, the University of Manchester, the National Physical Laboratory, and the University of Southern Denmark, the acceptance of their first HAXPES Lab Paper ‘Inelastic background modelling applied to Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of deeply buried layers: a comparison of synchrotron and lab-based (9.25 keV) measurements’. This paper has been published in Applied Surface Science and represents an important milestone in the establishment of the Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HAXPES) research methodology.

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November 16th, 2020

Prof. Robert Wolkow Recognised with AVS Nanotechnology Recognition Award

Professor Robert Wolkow standing with scientific research equipment  | © Photo credit: John Ulan, University of Alberta

Scienta Omicron would like to join in congratulating Professor Robert Wolkow for his AVS Nanotechnology Recognition Award. Prof. Wolkow has contributed ground-breaking research in the areas of nanotechnology and atomic scale manufacturing. We are proud that Prof. Wolkow and co-workers use our LT STM in their research.

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