Failure to observe electron circular dichroism in camphor

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

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Analogous to optical circular dichroism, it is possible to have electron circular dichroism, the preferential transmission of longitudinally polarized electrons through a chiral medium. Using stereoisomers of camphor vapor as a scattering target, we looked for this effect at incident electron energies of 1, 3, 5, 7, or 10 eV. Within our detection limit (~0.02%) we have not observed a spin-dependent asymmetric transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)925-928
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Physics
Issue number11-12
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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