3D shaping of electron beams using amplitude masks

Roy Shiloh*, Ady Arie

*Corresponding author for this work

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Shaping the electron wavefunction in three dimensions may prove to be an indispensable tool for research involving atomic-sized particle trapping, manipulation, and synthesis. We utilize computer-generated holograms to sculpt electron wavefunctions in a standard transmission electron microscope in 3D, and demonstrate the formation of electron beams exhibiting high intensity along specific trajectories as well as shaping the beam into a 3D lattice of hot-spots. The concepts presented here are similar to those used in light optics for trapping and tweezing of particles, but at atomic scale resolutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-35
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2017


  • Amplitude masks
  • Computer generated holograms
  • Electron microscopy
  • Particle manipulation
  • Synthesis
  • Trapping


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