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Humanity has been striving to understand the universe for thousands of years. Today, this understanding has taken a leap forward as a new advancement called electron vortex beams are being used to probe deeper into the unknown. These new beams have a unique twisting that leads to potential applications in communications, microscopy, astronomy, and identification of atomic structures. In order to access these applications, a fundamental understanding of these twisted beams, and their interactions with matter, is required. To gain deeper insight into twisted beam interactions with matter, we calculate ionization cross sections for electron vortex beam collisions with hydrogen. These cross sections show signatures of the target structure and provide more information than nonvortex collisions.
Plumadore, Alexander, "Twisted Identities" (2020). Physics. 1.