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Controlling electrons in time and space

In an electron microscope, electrons are emitted by pointy metal tips, so they can be steered and controlled with high precision. Recently, such metal tips have also been used as high precision electron sources for generating ...

dateNov 15, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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With great power comes great laser science

It is a very unusual kind of laser: researchers at the photonics institute at TU Wien (Vienna) have built a device which emits ultrashort flashes of infrared light with extremely high energy. "It is very hard to combine these ...

dateSep 13, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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Electrons fingerprint the fastest laser pulses

Analyzing ultrafast chemical processes requires ultrafast lasers—light pulses lasting for mere attoseconds (10-18 second)—to act as a "stop-motion" strobe camera. Physicists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are analyzing ...

dateSep 08, 2016 in General Physics
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