The Renaissance and Promise of Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy

Authors


  • I am grateful to A. H. Zewail, J. C. H. Spence, and C. Ducati for stimulating conversations and to this Department for financial support.

Abstract

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Less than the twinkling of an eye: EELS time resolution has now been improved by ten orders of magnitude, making possible the observation of transitory changes in electron distribution as exemplified for the laser-induced compression of graphite towards diamond (see picture).

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