December 18th, 2022

Scienta Omicron Newsflyer Winter 2022/2023

Scienta Omicron HAXPES installation at Angstrom Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden | © Scienta Omicron

Welcome to the Scienta Omicron Newsflyer for winter 2022. There is a quantum theme about this newsflyer following the award of the 2022 Nobel prize for physics to Alain Aspect, John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger. They each made ground-breaking experiments using entangled quantum states, where two particles behave like a single unit even when they are separated. Their results have cleared the way for new technology based upon quantum information. In this newsflyer, we highlight two of the projects that Scienta Omicron has been involved in which will help to fabricate, manipulate, and characterise the materials that in turn improve our ability to exploit quantum behaviours and will lead to the development of new technologies.

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November 23rd, 2022

Ongoing Partnership between Scienta Omicron GmbH and FOCUS GmbH

Following the recent change in ownership of our close partner FOCUS GmbH, Scienta Omicron GmbH and Focus GmbH have released a joint statement . We wish to assure our mutual customers of our intent to continue working closely together.  No changes are anticipated to the relationship between Scienta Omicron GmbH and FOCUS GmbH as a result in the change of ownership of FOCUS GmbH.

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September 26th, 2022

µARPES & Electronic Alignment: Stay Focused, Save Time

Local variations in the band structure of WS2 on a variable number of graphene layers resolved with nanoARPES (DA30-L) | © Scienta Omicron

New material groups are often inhomogeneous consisting of small flakes or with domain structures on the µm scale. The same scale is relevant for microstructured devices. To extract meaningful high quality ARPES data from such samples requires high spatial resolution in the µm or even nm range. These small spot sizes introduce a new set of experimental challenges.

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August 28th, 2022

Spring-8 PEAK Upgrade: PEAK API for Analyser Integration with Control Systems

 Resonant HAXPES spectra of Yb 3d5/2 around the Yb L3 edge of YbInCu4  measured at 20 K | © Scienta Omicron

The first HAXPES beamline BL09XU at SPring-8 synchrotron in Japan has successfully completed upgrading the analysers to PEAK acquisition control software. PEAK offers an application programming interface (PEAK API) which is designed for full analyser integration into external control systems. These integrated control systems simplify conducting a whole range of experiments that require controlling external parameters.

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