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1. (WO2018046079) TUNEABLE CHARGED PARTICLE VORTEX BEAM GENERATOR AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/046079    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/071029
Publication Date: Fri Mar 16 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 08 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H01J 3/02
H01J 37/06
H01J 37/08
Applicants: FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JÜLICH GMBH
Inventors: TAVABI, Amir
LU, Penghan
DUCHAMP, Martial
DUNIN-BORKOWSKI, Rafal
POZZI, Giulio
Title: TUNEABLE CHARGED PARTICLE VORTEX BEAM GENERATOR AND METHOD
Abstract:
The present invention refers to a device for generating charged particle beams with tunable orbital angular momentum. The device firstly includes one or more components for providing a charged particle beam. It is further characterized by an electrical arrangement for imparting a tunable orbital angular momentum to the charged particle beam during operation. The orbital angular momentum of the produced charged particle vortex beam is tunable by adjusting the amount of electrical current. The chirality of the produced charged particle vortex beam is switchable by reversing the direction of the electrical current. The generation of the charged particle vortex beam from the present invention does not depend on the energy of the charged particle beams. The generation of the charged particle vortex beams from the present invention is predictable and reproducible.