Failure to observe electron circular dichroism in camphor

K. W. Trantham, M. E. Johnston, T. J. Gay

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We have searched for evidence of electron circular dichroism, the preferential transmission of longitudinally polarized electrons through a chiral medium, using stereoisomers of camphor. Such an effect was seen by Campbell and Farago in 1987 for 5 eV electrons. Within our detection limit (-- 0.02%) we have not observed asymmetric transmission at either an incident electron energy of 1 eV or 5 eV. In preparation for this inquiry, we also measured the total scattering cross section for camphor in the energy range 0.5-5 eV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)LS43-L548
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 14 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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