February 4th, 2021

NREL MBEs to Grow 2D Materials, Intermetallic Compounds, and Semiconductors

Dr. Kirstin Alberi  conducts basic research on the optical and electronic properties of semiconductor alloys for photovoltaic | © NREL

The Materials Physics research group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) develops semiconductors for energy-relevant applications, including photovoltaics and solid-state lighting. The group uses two connected EVO-25 MBE systems from Scienta Omicron. The System platforms are suitable for a large range of MBE applications such as the growth of 2D materials, intermetallic compounds, oxide heterostructures or semiconductors.

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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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