3D shaping of electron beams using amplitude masks

Shiloh R, Arie A (2017)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2017


Book Volume: 177

Pages Range: 30-35

DOI: 10.1016/j.ultramic.2017.02.001


Shaping the electron wavefunction in three dimensions may prove to be an indispensable tool for research involving atomic-sized particle trapping, manipulation, and synthesis. We utilize computer-generated holograms to sculpt electron wavefunctions in a standard transmission electron microscope in 3D, and demonstrate the formation of electron beams exhibiting high intensity along specific trajectories as well as shaping the beam into a 3D lattice of hot-spots. The concepts presented here are similar to those used in light optics for trapping and tweezing of particles, but at atomic scale resolutions.

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Shiloh, R., & Arie, A. (2017). 3D shaping of electron beams using amplitude masks. Ultramicroscopy, 177, 30-35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultramic.2017.02.001


Shiloh, Roy, and Ady Arie. "3D shaping of electron beams using amplitude masks." Ultramicroscopy 177 (2017): 30-35.

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