Currently a major aspect of the group activities is the development of a state-of-the-art ARPES apparatus. The goal is to achieve an energy resolution in the sub-meV regime combined with angular resolution better than 0.1 degrees, as compared to the 2-10 meV and the 0.2-0.3 deg. available in state-of-the-art ARPES systems. In order to obtain these performances, a new prototype of electron spectrometer (SPECS 2D-Phoibos150) will be installed on an ultra-high vacuum m-metal chamber together with a monochromatized high-brightness ultra-violet photon source (SPECS UVS300). The second aspect of this effort is the development of an innovative low- temperature sample manipulator capable of reaching temperatures as low as 2.2 K while providing sample access for the incoming photons and to collect the outgoing electrons, and two rotational degrees of freedom on the sample stage in order to perform angle-resolved experiments. In addition to the above essential components, the system will also include a vacuum chamber dedicated to the preparation and structural/chemical characterization of the sample surfaces, and to the growth and fabrication of 1D and 2D nanostructures with molecular-beam epitaxy methods.