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ERIC Number: EJ819222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Exploring Focal and Aberration Properties of Electrostatic Lenses through Computer Simulation
Sise, Omer; Manura, David J.; Dogan, Mevlut
European Journal of Physics, v29 n6 p1165-1176 Nov 2008
The interactive nature of computer simulation allows students to develop a deeper understanding of the laws of charged particle optics. Here, the use of commercially available optical design programs is described as a tool to aid in solving charged particle optics problems. We describe simple and practical demonstrations of basic electrostatic lens properties, such as the determination of focal points, magnification and aberration coefficients, as well as illustrate basic theorems (the Helmholtz-Lagrange law and Snell's law) and plotting typical lens curves. Throughout this investigation, students are encouraged to make connections between light and charged particle optics. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A