Pitt Researchers See Electron Waves in Motion for First Time

Both the ancient art of stained glass and the cutting-edge field of plasmonics rely on the oscillation of electrons in nanosize metal particles. But because electrons move nearly as fast as light, those oscillations have been difficult to observe and had never before been seen in motion. Now, in a paper published in the June 8 issue of the journal Nano Letters, Pitt researchers have demonstrated a microscopy technique that allows the movement of the plasmons to be seen for the first time, at a resolution a trillion times better than conventional techniques. More >

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