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Spectrally resolved photon-induced near-field electron microscopy

Exciting new work from Prof. Fabrizio Carbone’s lab:

Currently, phonons and collective plasmon resonances can be imaged in nanostructures with sub-nm and 10s meV space/energy resolution using state-of-the-art energy-filtered transmission electron microscopy (TEM), but only under static conditions, while fs-resolved measurements are common but lack spatial or energy resolution. Here, we demonstrate a new method of spectrally resolved photon-induced near-field electron microscopy (SRPINEM) that allows us to obtain nm-fs-resolved maps of nanoparticle plasmons with an energy resolution determined by the laser linewidth (20 meV in this work), and not limited by electron beam and spectrometer energy spreading.

 

Full text of the article is available on arXiv.org