Many solid-state phenomena in contemporary condensed-matter physics and materials science (such as skyrmions) are not understood at the microscopic scale. This requires developing in situ transmission electron microscopy and holography. This book explores the phase problem by means of electron holography, tomography in the nanometer resolution range for the measurement of three-dimensional electrical, magnetic and mechanical fields, in situ experiments in the electron microscope, as well as the theoretical modeling of the electron–object interaction.

The book is a very valuable addition to the literature in the field, and can be seen as a complete update to other existing works. I would recommend this book, especially to young researchers and newcomers in the field.

Review by Christian Brosseau, OSA Fellow and professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France.

The opinions expressed in the book review section are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of OPN or OSA.