The Technion's Ultrafast Transmission Electron Microscope: Probing Extreme Light-Matter Interactions

TYPESeminar Faculty -Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Speaker:Prof. Ido Kaminer
Affiliation:Department of Electrical Engineering and Solid State Institute, Technion
Date:01.02.2018
Time:14:30 - 15:30
LocationDavid Wang Auditorium, 3rd floor Dalia Maydan Bldg.
Remark:Host: Prof. Yachin Ivry
Presentation:
Abstract:

The talk will describe the unique capabilities and exciting prospects of the ultrafast transmission
electron microscope, which is being built at the Technion's microscopy center.
The ultrafast transmission electron microscope combines the imaging capabilities of transition
electron microscopes with the time resolution of femtosecond lasers. The system excites the
sample by a femtosecond pulse simultaneously with the arrival of a probing ultrashort electron
pulse triggered by another femtosecond pulse, enabling time-correlated measurements and
ultrafast strong-field interactions.
We will discuss new science and applications enabled by such ultrafast interactions, including new
principles for generating extreme ultraviolet and x-ray radiation, as well as extreme light-matter
interactions in nanostructures and in 2D materials.