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A new spin on electron beams

Ideas about angular momentum that have been borrowed from optics could allow the magnetic and spin structures of materials to be studied on atomic scales with electron vortex beams.

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Figure 1: Adding a twist to electron beams.

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Xin, H., Muller, D. A new spin on electron beams. Nature Nanotech 5, 764–765 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2010.222

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