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 opens on the 1st of February 2022. More information can be found on the ebeam2022.org website.