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Momentum transfer to small particles by aloof electron beams

  title={Momentum transfer to small particles by aloof electron beams},
  author={Francisco Javier Garc{\'i}a de Abajo},
The force exerted on nanoparticles and atomic clusters by fast passing electrons like those employed in transmission electron microscopes are calculated and integrated over time to yield the momentum transferred from the electrons to the particles. Numerical results are offered for metallic and dielectric particles of different sizes (0-500 nm in diameter) as well as for carbon nanoclusters. Results for both linear and angular momentum transfers are presented. For the electron beam currents…