PEARL - X03DA:
PEARL is dedicated to the characterisation of local atomic and electronic structure at the surface of a variety of systems
such as molecular networks, organic and inorganic semiconductors, nanostructures, thin films, and complex materials.
Soft x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS, ARPES) and diffraction (XPD/PhD) as well as scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) and spectroscopy (STS)
give insight into fundamental phenomena in condensed matter physics that are intimately tied to atomic arrangement or structural transitions.
Photoemission and Atomic Resolution Laboratory
The laboratory integrates a soft x-ray beamline with an angle-resolved photoelectron spectrometer and a low-temperature scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) in the same ultra-high vacuum system. On-site surface preparation facilities include ion sputtering, high-temperature annealing and physical vapour deposition. A fast-entry load lock and ports for user-supplied equipment are also available.
The beamline is operational and open to general users, cf. User Information. For further information please refer to our beamline article, or contact the beamline scientist, email@example.com.
The PEARL beamline is operated by the Microscopy and Magnetism Group. It has been developed and funded in collaboration with a consortium of five Swiss research institutions.
|Energy range||60 - 2000 eV|
|Photon Flux||2 × 1011 ph/s at 1 keV on sample|
|Spectral resolution E/dE||up to 7000 at 400 eV|
|Spot size|| 170 μm H x 73 μm V FWHM
1.0 mm x 1.0 mm
|Polarization|| Linear horizontal
Partial circular right/left
|Endstation|| Angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARPES, XPS, XPD/PhD)
Scanning tunnelling microscopy and spectroscopy (STM, STS)
In-situ surface preparation facilities