First Surface Science Set-up Operational at SynCat@Beijing!
SPECS engineers led by Dr David Schuhmacher demonstrated the performance of the equipment using a sample of graphene on Ru(0001). They obtained excellent results during the STM experiments.
These relatively unspectacular benchmark experiments indicate the spectacular opportunities, that the SynCat@Beijing lab will have in future to realize its research philosophy. They also mark the beginning of the end of an exciting period full of planning, recruiting, and preparing activities. It is worth to recall at this point, that the decision to found this lab has been taken not earlier than in 2012, while construction works started in 2013 and ended in late 2014.
Published on March 20, 2015