Adrian Hooper kindly did his photographer bit yesterday and took some snaps of the group and the lab. Here they are. Be warned I have gone a wee bit OTT with some photo editing.
OMG it's graphene!
A combination of Trivial Transfer Graphene and a lot of work, here is Kristina's second image, lovely graphene!
First STM images for Kristina
After about a year of hard work we finally have the Omicron LT-Q+ working at 77 K with a Q+ tip (albeit in STM mode). Here are some raw examples of the first images we have taken.
New on-line stuff
You can now, if you so desire, find me on: Google scholar link and ResearcherID
New liquid nitrogen vessels
Welcome to group TPV-200. May you work hard and keep the Q+ cold. Update: the vessel is full, and the Q+ is cold. Let's see if the microscope works on Monday. Update 2: The Q+ is at 77K.
Official Graphene lab opening
Official University News. ... Dr Peter Sloan, Lecturer in Physics added: “With the nano-factory, we can also build up bespoke atomic-scale structures one atom at a time to link with the stencilled devices, making our new microscope world-leading. Not only...