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[treated as singular] The branch of physics that deals with the behaviour of electrons and electron beams in magnetic and electric fields.
- ‘Lenses for precision electron optics are mainly magnetic, requiring large cylinders of soft iron to focus an electron beam.’
- ‘Electron optics was born in 1927, when Hans Busch showed that the elementary lens equation is applicable to electron image formation.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.