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Title
Spin effects in electron vortex states
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Abstract
The recent experimental realization of electron vortex beams opens up a wide research domain previously unexplored. The present paper explores the relativistic properties of these electron vortex beams, and quantifies deviations from the scalar wave theory. It is common in electron optics to use the Schrodinger equation neglecting spin. The present paper investigates the role of spin and the total angular momentum J(z) and how it pertains to the vortex states. As an application, we also investigate if it is possible to use holographic reconstruction to create novel total angular momentum eigenstates in a transmission electron microscope. It is demonstrated that relativistic spin coupling effects disappear in the paraxial limit, and spin effects in holographically created electron vortex beams can only be exploited by using specialized magnetic apertures.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Europhysics letters. - Paris
Publication
Paris : 2013
ISSN
0295-5075
Volume/pages
102:4(2013), p. 1-6
Article Reference
40010
ISI
000321118600011
Medium
E-only publicatie
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Creation 10.09.2013
Last edited 11.07.2017
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