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Polarization out of the vortex

The virtual photons that are exchanged when a free-electron vortex beam interacts with a nanoscopic target unlock an explicit connection between polarized optical spectroscopy and the inelastic scattering of scalar electron waves.

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Fig. 1: Polarized electron-energy-loss spectroscopy using phase-shaped electron beams.


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Masiello, D.J. Polarization out of the vortex. Nat. Phys. 17, 549–551 (2021).

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