A recent experiment confirmed the 35-year-old prediction of Airy-shaped electron beams that accelerate in the absence of any potential. Yet many of their intriguing properties remain unclear, namely: can they reach relativistic speeds? We answer this question in the affirmative.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Frontiers in Optics, FiO 2014|
|Publisher||Optical Society of America (OSA)|
|State||Published - Oct 14 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics