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March 2014

Newly Developed Tool Enables Remote Researchers to Take a Deeper Look at Interfaces

An international team of researchers working at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) and remotely operating instruments at the National Center for Electron Microcopy (NCEM) via the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) recently developed a new technique called Standing Wave Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy, or SWARPES, to unlock the vast potential of metal oxide interfaces, especially those buried in subsurface layers. 

This was the first time that data collected and analyzed by a very remote user of NCEM has been published. Through the combination of high-speed network infrastructure and dedicated hardware, potential remote operators could now have the ability to access the world-class imaging and characterization capabilities of NCEM from across the country or even around the globe.

Read the full Berkeley Lab press releases, here and here.