The last decade has seen tremendous development of electron-based spectroscopies applied to nano-optics, such as electron energy-loss spectroscopy. In this book, the editors present fundamental issues dealing with plasmonics and nano-optics under the scope of electron spectroscopy.
Some prerequisite knowledge of the fundamentals of quantum mechanics and condensed matter physics are essential to appreciate the book in its entirety. It is an excellent, carefully written and highly valuable textbook that should be recommended to graduate students in physics, optics and materials science who want to have a fresh look at the study of optical phenomena on the nanometer scale.
Review by Christian Brosseau, Optica Fellow and professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France.
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