Principles of Electron Optics, Three Volume Set

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780123333407
eBook ISBN: 9780080539706
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 4th April 1996
Page Count: 3710


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This set is a reprint of the acclaimed three-volume series, Principles of Electron Optics which represents the first and only comprehensive treatment of electron optics in over forty years. Each volume focuseson different aspects of Electron Optics, but together these three volumes cover systematically the whole of the subject, making this complete set an indispensable resource for anyone involved in the field of Optics.

Volumes One and Two are devoted to geometrical optics, covering classical mechanics; calculation of static fields; the paraxial approximation; aberrations; deflection systems; computer-aided electro-optics; instrumental optic aberration correctionand beam intensity distribution; electron guns; and systems with a curved optic axis. Volume Three covers wave optics and effects due to wave length, and deals with wave mechanics; electron interference and electron holography; theory of image formation; electron interactions in thin specimens; digital image processing; and coherence, brightness and spectral functions. Together these three volumes comprise a resource which has been called"...the definitive text and source book in the field..."(K.C.A. Smith, ROYAL MICROSCOPY SOCIETY REVIEW)

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* The most comprehensive coverage of the field in over forty years

  • Contains extensive references and notes containing the contents of many of the major papers cited in the text
  • Covers every significant advance in Electron Optics since the subject originated
  • Exceptionally complete and carefully selected references


Students and researchers in optics

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I--Classical Mechanics: Relativistic Kinematics. Different Forms of Trajectory Equations. Variational Principles. Hamiltonian Optics. Part II--Calculation of Static Fields: Basic Concepts and Equations. Series Expansions. Boundary-Value Problems. Integral Equations. The Boundary-Element Method. The Finite-Difference Method (FDM). The Finite-Element Method (FEM). Field-Interpolation Techniques. Part III--The Paraxial Approximation: Introduction. Systems with an Axis of Rotational Symmetry. Gaussian Optics of Rotationally Symmetric Systems: Asymptotic Image Formation. Gaussian Optics of Rotationally Symmetric Systems: Real Cardinal Elements. Electron Mirrors. Quadrupole Lenses. Cylindrical Lenses. Part IV--Aberrations: Introduction. Perturbation Theory: General Formalism. The Relation Between Permitted Types of Aberration and System Symmetry. The Geometrical Aberrations of Round Lenses. Asymptotic Aberration Coefficients. Chromatic Aberrations. Aberration Matrices and the Aberrations of Lens Combinations. The Aberrations of Mirrors and Cathode Lenses. The Aberrations of Quadrupole Lenses and Octopoles. The Aberrations of Cylindrical Lenses. Parasitic Aberrations. Part V--Deflection Systems: Deflection Systems and their Aberrations. Part VI--Computer-Aided Electron Optics: Numerical Calculation of Trajectories, Paraxial Properties and Aberrations. The Use of Computer Algebra Languages. Notes and References. Index.

Part VII--Instrumental Optics: Electrostatic Lenses. Magnetic Lenses. Electron Mirrors. Cathode Lenses and Field-Emission Microscopy. Quadrupole Lenses. Deflection Systems. Part VII--Aberration Correction and Beam Intensity Distribution (Caustics): Aberration Correction. Caustics and their Applications. Part IX--Electron Guns: General Features of Electron Guns. Theory of Electro


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