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Title: Spatio-temporal resolution studies on a highly compact ultrafast electron diffractometer
Authors: Gerbig, C.Senftleben, A.Morgenstern, S.Sarpe, C.Baumert, T.
???metadata.dc.subject.ddc???: 530 - Physik (Physics)
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: In: New journal of physics. - London : IOP, 2015, 17, 043050, 1-23
Abstract: Time-resolved diffraction with femtosecond electron pulses has become a promising technique to directly provide insights into photo induced primary dynamics at the atomic level in molecules and solids. Ultrashort pulse duration as well as extensive spatial coherence are desired, however, space charge effects complicate the bunching of multiple electrons in a single pulse.Weexperimentally investigate the interplay between spatial and temporal aspects of resolution limits in ultrafast electron diffraction (UED) on our highly compact transmission electron diffractometer. To that end, the initial source size and charge density of electron bunches are systematically manipulated and the resulting bunch properties at the sample position are fully characterized in terms of lateral coherence, temporal width and diffracted intensity.Weobtain a so far not reported measured overall temporal resolution of 130 fs (full width at half maximum) corresponding to 60 fs (root mean square) and transversal coherence lengths up to 20 nm. Instrumental impacts on the effective signal yield in diffraction and electron pulse brightness are discussed as well. The performance of our compactUEDsetup at selected electron pulse conditions is finally demonstrated in a time-resolved study of lattice heating in multilayer graphene after optical excitation.
URI: urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2015063048618
additional URI: doi:10.1088/1367-2630/17/4/043050OA-GEF
ISSN: 1367-2630
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