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

David Wang Auditorium, 3rd floor Dalia Maydan Bldg.
Prof. Ido Kaminer

Prof. Ido Kaminer

Electrical Engineering, Technion

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.

Host: Prof. Yachin Ivry