An article on Ars about how transporters work, and if they involve killing the transportee. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/09/is-beaming-down-in-star-trek-a-de... Which also reminds me of a brief blurb by (speculation) Cory Doctrow in which a post human civ flies around in small ships with a digital crew, where landing parties are beamed down (in a sense), do their thing, then are decomposed and their minds re-uploaded.
—Strength in depth... The Fleet