X-ray &UV Sources

Scienta Omicron offers a range of high performance, well-established X-ray and UV photon sources. All sources are available as fully integrated parts of tailored system solutions or as components for research groups with in-house built setups. Excellent stability, easy operation and robust design enables high up-time and great research results.

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The SX300 monochromated X-ray source provides optimum photon flux and excellent energy resolution. In addition, low background and the absence of satellites are key advantages of the SX300 over non-monochromated X-ray sources. Narrow core level peaks and low background simplifies identification of the surface chemistry by XPS and other X-ray spectroscopy applications.


The DSX400 provide high flux X-ray radiation which enables intense photoelectron spectra. The dual anode makes it possible to change excitation energy without breaking vacuum and thus quickly verify measured data. The X-ray tube is designed with a narrow nose cone which ensures a short source-to-sample distance, also when combined with other techniques.

HIS 13 UV Source

The HIS 13 is a flange mounted and easy to integrate vacuum ultraviolet photon source for standard and advanced photoelectron spectroscopy applications. 

HIS 14 HD UV Source

The HIS 14 HD VUV light source is ideally suited for ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy experiments which require small excitation area (ARPES) and high photon flux (PEEM). 


The Scienta Omicron VUV5k is a well-established high intensity narrow bandwidth UV source for excellent and efficient UPS and ARPES measurements. The microwave-driven source generates a very intense and well confined He plasma. With the UV monochromator tuned to a selected wavelength from the He plasma, the VUV5k yields intense narrow-band monochromatic UV light at the sample. To enable continuous and long experiments the VUV5k has excellent stability and requires only minimal maintenance.