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Photoemission electron microscopy

Photovoltaics in action

Electron motion in a type-II InSe/GaAs semiconductor heterostructure has been recorded in a movie immediately after photoexcitation with high spatial and temporal resolution

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Figure 1: Ultrafast photoemission electron microscopy of a photovoltaic cell.


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