Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

Closing the year with SX-STM beamtime

A successful year for the SXSPM project came to a close with beamtime at sector 26 of the Advanced Photon Source. During the frosty winter run, the team carried out research using a novel type of smart tips (IQ150). These tips provide drastically enhanced signal detection. In return for the continued hard work and dedication, the team enjoyed a visit from Santa on the final day of beamtime.

The SXSPM team had a successful beamtime at beamline ID26. Thanks to Santa’s help the team obtained hot results even at -21 °C (-6 °F).