P. Schattschneider, S. Löffler, J. Verbeeck:
"Comment on 'Quantized Angular Momentum Transfer and Magnetic Dichroism in the Interaction of Electron Vortices with Matter'";
Physical Review Letters, PRL 110 (2013), S. 189501-1 - 189501-2.

Kurzfassung englisch:
It was claimed (Lloyd et al., PRL 108 (2012) 074802) that energy loss magnetic chiral dichroism (EMCD) with electron vortex beams is feasible, and has even advantages over the standard setup with Bragg diffracted waves. In this Comment, we show that Lloyd et al. ignored an important constraint on the proposed selection rule for the transfer of angular momentum in the interaction, namely that it is only valid for an atom located in the very center of the vortex. As an experimental consequence, the EMCD signal will only be strong for extremely small nanoparticles of 1 to 2 nm diameter.

Quantum Physics (quant-ph)

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