April 28: Yujia Yang (MIT) on “Quantum electron microscope: interaction-free measurement with electrons”

Title: Quantum electron microscope: interaction-free measurement with electrons
Location: 26-214, Thursday April. 28, Noon-1pm. Pizza at 11:45!
(Feel free to bring your own cup and plate)
Abstract: One of the astounding consequences of quantum mechanics is that it allows the detection of a target using an incident probe, with only a low probability of interaction of the probe and the target. This ‘quantum weirdness’ could be applied in the field of electron microscopy to generate images of beam-sensitive specimens with substantially reduced damage to the specimen. A reduction of beam-induced damage to specimens is especially of great importance as it enables imaging of biological specimens with atomic resolution.

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