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Quantum physics

Tunable quantum recoil

X-ray photons emitted by free electrons travelling in van der Waals materials show energy shifts induced by quantum recoil, thus offering a viable route to generating tailored and tunable single X-ray photons.

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Fig. 1: Photon energy shift due to quantum recoil.


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Talebi, N. Tunable quantum recoil. Nat. Photon. 17, 213–214 (2023).

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