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Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128001455, 9780128003091

Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics, Volume 184

1st Edition

Time Resolved Electron Diffraction: For Chemistry, Biology And Material Science

Serial Editor: Peter W. Hawkes
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128001455
eBook ISBN: 9780128003091
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 16th April 2014
Page Count: 310
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Table of Contents

  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Preface
  • Foreword
  • Future Contributions
  • Chapter One. Theory and Data Analysis in Time-Resolved Electron Diffraction
    • 1.1. Basic Assumptions and Approximations
    • 1.2. Illustration of the Diffraction Signatures of Excited Molecules
    • 1.3. Simplified Cumulant Analysis
    • 1.4. Complete Cumulant Analysis
    • 1.5. Manifestation of Chaotic Nuclear Dynamics in TRED Studies
  • Chapter Two. Structural Dynamics in Isolated Molecules
    • 2.1. The Development of TRED
    • 2.2. The Time Dependence of the Intensity of Electrons Scattered by Photoexcited Molecules
    • 2.3. Coherent Nuclear Dynamics of Spatially Oriented Molecules in the Laser Field
    • 2.4. Dynamics of Spectrally Invisible Structures
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter Three. Ultrafast Electron Crystallography and Nanocrystallography
    • 3.1. Experimental Setups
    • 3.2. Structural Dynamics in Condensed Phase
    • 3.3. Time-Resolved Electron Nanocrystallography
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter Four. Coherent Dynamics of Nuclei and Electrons: Femtosecond and Attosecond Resolution in the TRED Technique
    • 4.1. Experimental Technique
    • 4.2. Theory
    • 4.3. Solution of the Inverse Problem
    • 4.4. The Dynamics of the Wave Packets
    • 4.5. Dynamics of Electrons—Attosecond Temporal Resolution of the TRED
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter Five. Ultrafast Electron Microscopy
    • 5.1. Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy
    • 5.2. Ultrafast Electron Microscopy
    • 5.3. Examples of Instrument Designs
    • 5.4. Applications of Time-Resolved Microscopy
    • 5.5. Future Trends
    • Conclusions
  • Contents of Volumes 151-183
  • Index
  • Color Plates


Advances in Imaging & Electron Physics merges two long-running serials—Advances in Electronics & Electron Physics and Advances in Optical & Electron Microscopy. The series features extended articles on the physics of electron devices (especially semiconductor devices), particle optics at high and low energies, microlithography, image science and digital image processing, electromagnetic wave propagation, electron microscopy, and the computing methods used in all these domains.

Key Features

  • Contributions from leading authorities
  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field


Physicists, electrical engineers and applied mathematicians in all branches of image processing and microscopy as well as electron physics in general.


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About the Serial Editor

Peter W. Hawkes

Peter W. Hawkes

Peter Hawkes graduated from the University of Cambridge and subsequently obtained his PhD in the Electron Microscopy Section of the Cavendish Laboratory. He remained there for several years, working on electron optics and digital image processing before taking up a research position in the CNRS Laboratory of Electron Optics (now CEMES-CNRS) in Toulouse, of which he was Director in 1987. During the Cambridge years, he was a Research Fellow of Peterhouse and a Senior Research fellow of Churchill College. He has published extensively, both books and scientific journal articles, and is a member of the editorial boards of Ultramicroscopy and the Journal of Microscopy. He was the founder-president of the European Microscopy Society, CNRS Silver Medallist in 1983 and is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and of the Microscopy Society of America (Distinguished Scientist, Physics, 2015), Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society and Honorary Member of the French Microscopy Society. In 1982, he was awarded the ScD degree by the University of Cambridge.

In 1982, he took over editorship of the Advances in Electronics & Electron Physics (now Advances in Imaging & Electron Physics) from Claire Marton (widow of the first editor, Bill Marton) and followed Marton's example in maintaining a wide range of subject matter. He added mathematical morphology to the topics regularly covered; Jean Serra and Gerhard Ritter are among those who have contributed.

In 1980, he joined Professor Wollnik (Giessen University) and Karl Brown (SLAC) in organising the first international conference on charged-particle optics, designed to bring together opticians from the worlds of electron optics, accelerator optics and spectrometer optics. This was so successful that similar meetings have been held at four-year intervals from 1986 to the present day. Peter Hawkes organised the 1990 meeting in Toulouse and has been a member of the organising committee of all the meetings. He has also participated in the organization of other microscopy-related congresses, notably EMAG in the UK and some of the International and European Congresses on electron microscopy as well as three Pfefferkorn conferences.

He is very interested in the history of optics and microscopy, and recently wrote long historical articles on the correction of electron lens aberrations, the first based on a lecture delivered at a meeting of the Royal Society. He likewise sponsored biographical articles for the Advances on such major figures as Ernst Ruska (Nobel Prize 1986), Helmut Ruska, Bodo von Borries, Jan Le Poole and Dennis Gabor (Nobel Prize, 1971). Two substantial volumes of the series were devoted to 'The Beginnings of Electron Microscopy' and 'The Growth of Electron Microscopy'. and others have covered 'Cold Field Emission Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy' and 'Aberration-corrected Electron Microscopy', with contributions by all the main personalities of the subject.

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratoire d'Optique Electronique du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CEMES), Toulouse, France