June 25th, 2022

Scientists Emulate Nature in Quantum Leap Towards Computers of the Future

The authors of the Nature paper in the Silicon Quantum Computing laboratory | © UNSW Sydney

A team of quantum computer physicists at UNSW Sydney (Silicon Quantum Computing Lab) led by Professor Michelle Simmons has achieved a major milestone in the race to build the world’s first quantum computer. They have built a quantum processor in silicon to simulate an organic molecule with astounding precision. They described in their recently published Nature paper, how they were able to mimic the structure and energy states of the organic compound polyacetylene – a repeating chain of carbon and hydrogen atoms distinguished by alternating single and double bonds of carbon. They utilize the atomic-precision placement accuracy of the scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) to engineer quantum dots with large on-site energies (U ≈ 25 meV) and uniform size to realize a homogeneous linear array for reliable simulation accuracy.

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June 6th, 2022

Study Uncovers How Structural Changes Affect the Superconducting Properties of a Metal Oxide

Research opens the door for further study of superconductivity and the creation of more efficient semiconductors. A team led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers has discovered how subtle structural changes in strontium titanate, a metal oxide semiconductor, can alter the material’s electrical resistance. The research can help guide future experiments and materials design related to superconductivity and the creation of more efficient semiconductors for various electronic device applications.

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May 5th, 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 27th, 2022

Scienta Omicron Newsflyer Spring 2022

BAR XPS | © Scienta Omicron

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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