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May 13th, 2020

Collaborating with our Customers on HAXPES Measurements

Dr Susanna Eriksson at Scienta Omicron in Uppsala  | © Scienta Omicron

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.

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May 8th, 2020

ALD-XPS system at Dublin City University (DCU)

Figure 1: ALD process: TMA dose times and purge times.  XPS spectra can be collected as each point of the individual ALD cycle by transferring the wafer via the OIPT Hexhandler from the ALD chamber to the Scienta Omicron XPS chamber and back. | © Nano Research Centre, Dublin City University

The Nano Research Facility at DCU is an open-access multi-disciplinary research platform available to DCU researchers, visiting research teams and industry collaborators in Dublin, Ireland. It has a wide range of facilities including microscopy, materials and surface analysis, and materials processing.

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May 6th, 2020

Scienta Omicron congratulates Takahiro Hashimoto on his recent PhD from The University of Tokyo

Two people standing side by side in an office.  | © Scienta Omicron

Scienta Omicron would like to congratulate Takahiro Hashimoto on his recent PhD graduation in Science from the University of Tokyo. Prior to completion of his PhD, Takahiro Hashimoto participated in an internship at Scienta Omicron, in Uppsala, Sweden between 2018-2019. It was an honor for us to host Takahiro Hashimoto, from the world leading research group at The Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, at The University of Tokyo. We look forward to welcoming Takahiro Hashimoto back onto the Scienta Omicron team towards the end of 2020.

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April 3rd, 2020

Innovation, Research and Nobel Prizes...Where did the Modern Nanotechnology and Surface Science Field Come From?

John Polanyi at Nobel Week Dialogue 2019 i Göteborg, Sweden | © John Polanyi by Bengt Oberger is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 

Have you ever looked back over the history of our field? We have, and it is very interesting! Since our founder Professor Kai Siegbahn’s 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution to the development of high-resolution electron spectroscopy, there have been many other outstanding successes in this field, including the work of Professor John C. Polanyi.

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