NAUTILUS experimental set-up

NAUTILUS is an experimental set-up dedicated to surface and material sciences.

The main studied topics on NAUTILUS are: 2D materials, surface-covalents organic framework, plasma facing components for nuclear fusion, hybrid organic/inorganic interfaces, …

The set-up is composed of 5 interconnected chambers satisfying ultra-high vacuum conditions (base pressure: 10-10 mbar) and described as the following:

  • 1 preparation chamber for cleaning and preparing the samples equipped with:
    • an ion source ISE-10 (Scienta-Omicron)
    • an e-beam evaporator EFM-3T (Scienta-Omicron)
    • a hydrogen-source EFM-H (Scienta-Omicron)
    • a mass spectrometer (HIDDEN)
    • a low-energy electron diffraction (LEED) apparatus (Scienta-Omicron)
    • a heating system (radiative or electron bombardment)
  • 1 chamber for the deposition of organic material equipped with:
    • a 3-cell evaporator (KENTAX)
    • a quartz-crystal microbalance (Inficon).
  • 1 chamber for scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) measurments equipped with:
    • a VT-STM microscope (Scienta-Omicron)
  • 1 chamber for high-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS) studies equipped with:
    • a HREEL spectrometer DELTA0.5 allowing a resolution down to 3-4 meV
  • 1 chamber for photo-electrons spectroscopy (XPS and UPS) studies equipped with:
    • a RS 40B1 X-ray Source (PREVAC) consisting in a twin anode (Al / Mg) X-ray source
    • a HIS13 UV source (Scienta-Omicron)
    • a R3000 Electron Spectrometer equipped with a MCP detector and a CCD camera allowing angular-resolved (AR) measurements (Scienta-Omicron)
    • a FS 40A1 flood source (PREVAC) for charge neutralisation
    • a IS 40C1 ions source (PREVAC)

recent related publications

  • F. Taccogna, …et al., “Latest experimental and theoretical advances in the production of negative ions in caesium-free plasmas”, Eur. Phys. J. D 75 (2021) 227
  • E. Salomon, M. Minissale, F. Romero Lairado, S. Coussan, P. Rousselot-Pailley, F. Dulieu, and T. Angot, “Pyrene adsorption on a Ag(111) surface”, J. Phys. Chem. C 125 (2021) 11166
  • Pardanaud, C. et al., ”Post-mortem analysis of tungsten plasma facing components in tokamaks: Raman microscopy measurements on compact, porous oxide and nitride films and nanoparticles”, Nuclear Fusion 60 (2020) 086004
  • A. Cassidy, S. Pedersen, H. Bluhm, V. Calisti, T. Angot, E. Salomon, R. Bisson, L. Hornekær, “Patterned formation of enolate functional groups on the graphene basal plane”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 20 (2018) 28370
  • N. Kalashnyk, E. Salomon, S. H. Mun, J. Jung, L. Giovanelli, T. Angot, F. Dumur, D. Gigmes, S. Clair, “The Orientation of Silver Surfaces Drives the Reactivity and the Selectivity in Homo-coupling Reactions”, ChemPhysChem 19 (2018) 1802
  • M. Ezawa, E. Salomon, P. De Padova, D. Solonenko, P. Vogt, M. E. Dávila, A. Molle, T. Angot, and G. Le Lay, “Silicene, germanene, stanene: fundamentals as 2D topological insulators, realizations and functionalities”, La Rivista del Nuevo Cimento 41 (2018) 175
  • N. Kalashnyk, K. Mouhat, J. Oh, J. Jung, Y. Xie, E. Salomon, T. Angot, F. Dumur, D. Gigmes, S. Clair, “On-surface synthesis of aligned functional nanoribbons monitored by scanning tunnelling microscopy and vibrational spectroscopy”, Nat. Commun. 8 (2017) 14735

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