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Springer Theses

Neutral Atom Imaging Using a Pulsed Electromagnetic Lens

Authors: Gardner, Jamie Ryan

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Texas, Austin
  • Offers key insights into the creation of an aberration-corrected, neutral-atom lens
  • Presents potential applications in a range of fields, including nanofabrication and surface microscopy
  • Illustrates the complete process of construction and characterization of a prototype lens
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This book describes the design, construction, and characterization of a new type of aberration-corrected, neutral-atom lens. Atom beam control plays a crucial role in many different fields, ranging from fundamental physics research and materials science to applied nanotechnology. Despite this, atom-optical elements like lenses and mirrors remain relatively underdeveloped compared to their counterparts in other optics fields. Although aberration correction is addressed quite comprehensively in photon and electron lenses, no credible research efforts have yet produced the same technology for neutral atoms.
It reports on progress towards a neutral atom imaging device that will be useful in a range of applications, including nanofabrication and surface microscopy. It presents a novel technique for improving refractive power and correcting chromatic aberration in atom lenses based on a fundamental paradigm shift from continuous, two-dimensional focusing to a pulsed, three-dimensional approach. Simulations of this system suggest that it will pave the way towards the long-sought goal of true atom imaging on the nanoscale. The book further describes the construction of a prototype lens, and shows that all of the technological requirements for the proposed system are easily satisfied. Using metastable neon from a supersonic source, the prototype was characterized for three different focal lengths and a diverse range of apertures. Despite some manufacturing imperfections, lower distortion and higher resolution than has been shown in any previous hexapole lens was observed. Comparison with simulations corroborates the underlying theory and encourages further refinement of the process.

About the authors

Dr. Jamie Gardner received a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2016.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68430-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68429-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88603-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neutral Atom Imaging Using a Pulsed Electromagnetic Lens
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68430-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68430-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68429-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88603-9
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 112
Number of Illustrations
33 b/w illustrations, 64 illustrations in colour
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