plural noun[treated as singular]
The branch of physics that deals with the behavior of electrons and electron beams in magnetic and electric fields.
- Electron optics was born in 1927, when Hans Busch showed that the elementary lens equation is applicable to electron image formation.
- Lenses for precision electron optics are mainly magnetic, requiring large cylinders of soft iron to focus an electron beam.
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Syllabification: e·lec·tron op·tics
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