Self-accelerating dirac electrons in free-space

Ido Kaminer, Jonathan Nemirovsky, Mikael Rechtsman, Rivka Bekenstein, Mordechai Segev

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A recent experiment confirmed the 35-year-old prediction of Airy-shaped electron beams that accelerate in the absence of any potential. Yet many of their intriguing properties remain unclear, namely: can they reach relativistic speeds? We answer this question in the affirmative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2014
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)1557522863
StatePublished - Oct 14 2014

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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