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New light for shaping electron beams

02/10/2022 05:13 PM | Click to read full article

A new technique that combines electron microscopy and laser technology enables the programmable, arbitrary shaping of electron beams.

It can potentially be used for optimizing electron optics and for adaptive electron microscopy, maximizing sensitivity while minimizing beam-induced damage. This fundamental and disruptive technology was now demonstrated by researchers at the University of Vienna, and the University of Siegen.