Electron motion is at the heart of phenomena in nature. We can see, smell, feel and move because the electrons are hopping in our body. Seeing the electrons in action will reveal one of the life secrets. My research work aims to record images and movies for the electron motion in action. It is joyful and fascinating to see what no one has ever seen before.
In the last decade, the development of the Ultrafast Electron Microscopy (UEM) and Diffraction (UED) tools enabled recording images for the atomic and molecular motion in real-time. Yet, the electron motion imaging remained beyond reach due to the technical challenges in generating short electron pulses, which limited the temporal resolution in the electron microscopy and diffraction measurements. The generation of single isolated attosecond electron pulses is the key to attaining the attosecond imaging resolution essential for recording images and movies of the electron motion in real-time.
In this webinar, I will explain how we generated the first-ever shortest attosecond electron pulses using half-cycle laser pulses. Then, I will explain the development of the attosecond electron diffraction and the attosecond electron microscopy, what I so-called "Attomicroscopy," imaging tools. Finally, I will present the current and potential experiments to record the electron motion images and movies in matter. Attomicroscopy is opening a new era in Ultrafast Science by providing real-time access to all microscopic motions outside the atomic core to change humankind's insights into the microcosm workings radically. Attomicroscopy is opening a time gate to see the quantum world promising to break new grounds with prospects for basic science, information technology, and biological applications.
What You Will Learn:
• How to generate the single-isolated electron pulses
• Development of electron imaging tools (diffraction and microscopy)
• How to record images and movies of the electrons in action