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Join the summer school on nano-optics with free electrons (eBEAM2022)

We are excited to announce the first School on Nano-optics with Free Electrons (eBEAM2022), which will be held on 11-16th September 2022 at the French island of Porquerolles.

Electron optics and spectroscopy instrumentation developments in the last 20 years have considerably widened the range of applicability of electron beam techniques to nano-optics: meV beam energy spread, single atoms imaging capabilities, electron wavefunction shaping, fs pump-probe experiments, and efficient light coupling to and from samples are a reality. This has enabled the study of a variety of excitations (plasmons, phonons, excitons) at extreme spatial, temporal and spectral resolutions. Therefore, new theories have blossomed to explain exciting results coming from electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS), cathodoluminescence (CL), and photon-induced near-field electron microscopy (PINEM), and central concepts of nano-optics or quantum optics have been shown to be applicable to electron-based spectroscopies.

For this reason, it is high time for a school aiming at spreading knowledge about these new concepts and techniques and at fomenting the interest of a new generation of academics in this blooming field. That is the object of the eBEAM school, focused on electron spectroscopies for nano-optics.

The courses during the eBEAM school will focus on the basics of electron instrumentation and spectroscopies; electron-matter-light interaction; electron spectroscopies of optical material; time, space, and quantum coherence in electron spectroscopy; advanced EELS, CL and PINEM, as well as photoemission.

The pre-registration for the dBEAM2022 is now open until the 14th of April, acceptance notification will be sent on the 1st of May. Due to the limited number of places (80), applicants will be selected with a CV and motivation letter.

More information can be found on the website.