SIS - X09LA: Surface / Interface Spectroscopy
The Surface/Interface Spectroscopy (SIS) beamline provides a state-of-the-art experimental set-up to study the electronic band structure of novel complex materials by spin- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopies. The beamline operates in the energy range from 20 to 800 eV with high flux, high resolution, variable polarization, and low high-harmonic contamination.
The beamline serves two endstations:
- ULTRA (Ultra Low-Temperature high-Resolution ARPES)
for angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARPES)
- COPHEE (Complete PHotoEmission Experiment)
for spin- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (SARPES)
Users can apply for beamtime with the provided endstations or with their own endstation (after prior consultation with the beamline scientist).
|Energy range||20 - 800 eV|
|Resolving power (E/Δ E)||104|
|Polarization||linear horizontal (20 - 800 eV)
linear vertical (40 - 800 eV)
circular left/right (50-800 eV)
|Flux on sample (200 eV)||2*1013 ph/s/0.1%BW/0.4 A|
|Higher order mode contamination||< 0.1 %|
|Spot size on sample (200 eV)||50 x 100 µm2 (FWHM)|
Current Highlights and News
Flows need sources and sinks. That’s why, in a new class of exotic materials called Weyl semimetals, the sources and sinks of Berry curvature – dubbed Weyl points – were believed to exist only in pairs. Now researchers at PSI have observed unpaired Weyl points for the first time in a crystalline solid. This discovery, which upends conventional thinking and the so-called Nielson-Niomiya no-go theorem, demonstrates the unique properties of "nodal wall" Weyl semimetals in comparison to conventional Weyl systems having only zero-dimensional Weyl nodes.
Within this synergetic collaboration, PSI scientists have investigated the correlation between magnetic and electronic ordering in NdNiO3 by tuning its properties through proximity to a ferromagnetic manganite layer. The main outcome is that the stray magnetic field from the manganite layer causes a novel ferromagnetic-metallic (FM-M) phase in NNO. This work demonstrates the utilization of heterostructure engineering for creating novel quantum phases.
Researchers from University of Zurich describe the experimental observation of a new orthorhombic structural phase in the superconducting iron-pnictide compound Pr4Fe2As2Te0.88O4. In contrast to nematicity found in underdoped iron pnictides this phase transition is not electronically driven.