Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics

Young-Type Interferences with Electrons

Basics and Theoretical Challenges in Molecular Collision Systems

Authors: Fremont, Francois

  • First modern treatment of this topic after Debye's classic book of 1931
  • Starts at an elementary level suitable for undergraduates but also addresses interesting research problems
  • Profits from the authors' deep knowledge and expertise in atom interferometry
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Since the discovery that atomic-size particles can be described as waves, many interference experiments have been realized with electrons to demonstrate their wave behavior. In this book, after describing the different steps that led to the present knowledge, we focus on the strong link existing between photon and electron interferences, highlighting the similarities and the differences. For example, the atomic centers of a hydrogen molecule are used to mimic the slits in the Young's famous interference experiment with light. We show, however, that the basic time-dependent ionization theories that describe these Young-type electron interferences are not able to reproduce the experiment. This crucial point remains a real challenge for theoreticians in atomic collision physics.

About the authors

François Frémont and Jean-Yves Chesnel are both teachers in Physics at the University of Caen and researchers at CIMAP (Centre de Recherche sur les Ions, les Matériaux et la Photonique) in Caen (France). Their research field concerns ion-atom and ion-molecule collisions. Presently, they mainly focus their effort on electron interference phenomena at the atomic scale.

Raúl O. Barrachina is Head of the Department of Interaction of Radiation with Matter at the Bariloche Atomic Centre and Professor at the Balseiro Institute, Argentina, of which he was director from 2003 to 2006. His area of research is theoretical atomic and molecular physics, with special interest in atomic collisions. He is a fellow of the Institute of Physics (GB).

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Photon Interferences: History and Fundamental Aspects

    Frémont, François

    Pages 1-18

  • Interferences with Massive Particles

    Frémont, François

    Pages 19-34

  • Electron Interferences Using Macroscopic and Nanoscopic Interferometers

    Frémont, François

    Pages 35-99

  • Young-Type Electron Interferences Using Single Electron Sources

    Frémont, François

    Pages 101-124

  • A Theoretical Description of Young-Type Interferences Following Auger Electron Emission

    Frémont, François

    Pages 125-150

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Young-Type Interferences with Electrons
Book Subtitle
Basics and Theoretical Challenges in Molecular Collision Systems
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics
Series Volume
77
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-38479-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-38479-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-38478-3
Series ISSN
1615-5653
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 227
Topics