An ultracold electron source for ultrafast electron diffraction experiments

W. J. Engelen, N. Debernardi, E. J.D. Vredenbregt, O. J. Luiten

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Abstract

We have developed an electron source that creates ultrashort, ultracold electron bunches by accelerating electrons which are created by pulsed near-threshold photoionization of a cloud of laser-cooled atoms. Because of the very high coherence length of these bunches, we can use the source to perform ultrafast electron diffraction (UED) experiments on crystals of macromolecules.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Ultrafast Structural Dynamics, ICUSD 2012
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557529398
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference on Ultrafast Structural Dynamics, ICUSD 2012 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 19 Mar 201221 Mar 2012

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Ultrafast Structural Dynamics, ICUSD 2012
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period19/03/1221/03/12

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