Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy at LEPTA Facility


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The Low Energy Positron Toroidal Accumulator (LEPTA) at JINR proposed for generation of positronium in flight can be used for positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) [1]. The positron injector of the LEPTA facility can generate continuous a slow positron beam with the intensity up to 1∙107s-1 at the energy in the range of a few eV to 100 keV and width of the spectrum 1 – 2 eV. The injector is based on radioactive 22Na isotope. The solid neon is used as a moderator to generate monochromatic beam. The parameters of the positron beam allow scanning the condensed matter in depth up to 10 microns with resolutions less than 10 nanometers and investigating layered structures for microelectronics and properties of a surface.



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Jozef Krištiak, Jan Kuriplach and Pradeep K. Pujari




A. A. Sidorin et al., "Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy at LEPTA Facility", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 733, pp. 322-325, 2013

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November 2012




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[3] A. Sidorin, I. Meshkov at. al.: The LEPTA Facility for Fundamental Studies of Positronium Physics and Positron Spectroscopy, These Proceedings.