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Title: High-speed multiframe dynamic transmission electron microscope image acquisition system with arbitrary timing

An electron microscope is disclosed which has a laser-driven photocathode and an arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) laser system ("laser"). The laser produces a train of temporally-shaped laser pulses of a predefined pulse duration and waveform, and directs the laser pulses to the laser-driven photocathode to produce a train of electron pulses. An image sensor is used along with a deflector subsystem. The deflector subsystem is arranged downstream of the target but upstream of the image sensor, and has two pairs of plates arranged perpendicular to one another. A control system controls the laser and a plurality of switching components synchronized with the laser, to independently control excitation of each one of the deflector plates. This allows each electron pulse to be directed to a different portion of the image sensor, as well as to be provided with an independently set duration and independently set inter-pulse spacings.
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Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) LLNL
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Patent File Date: 2014 Feb 14
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Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
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United States

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