Binghamton University – HAXPES Lab

February 21st, 2020

Scienta Omicron is excited that our first HAXPES Lab System in the United States will be installed at Binghamton University.

Scienta Omicron is excited that our first HAXPES Lab System in the United States will be installed at Binghamton University. The HAXPES Lab at Binghamton’s Smart Energy Building will become part of their Innovative Technologies Complex. It was chosen because of its performance, convenience, reliability and varied research applications. The HAXPES Lab will allow researchers to get detailed information about a device or material without taking it apart or off-site.

Scienta Omicron’s HAXPES Lab sets the standard for laboratory based high energy photoelectron spectroscopy, as it is able to probe bulk sample properties and access deep core level electrons via photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) without the need for a synchrotron end station. 

Binghamton have big plans for using their HAXPES Lab, including, batteries, next-generation electronics, neuromorphic computing, and solar energy harvesting. An exciting feature of the HAXPES Lab is its size, making it perfect for longer term measurements and collaboration with private industry as it can fit into a standard research lab. This has the potential to open doors for new collaborative partnerships and new research advancements within the field of materials science.

Dr Louis Piper, Associate Professor of Physics at Binghamton, said that “Photoemission has long been a powerful technique for materials studies, but has been largely been limited to sterile, perfect crystals. [The HAXPES Lab] is very flexible and means we can measure real materials and devices even while they’re in operation. This tool means we’ll be able to make significant contributions in smart energy technologies.”

Read more about Binghamton University’s research facilities and their plans for the HAXPES Lab.