Diffusion of positrons to surfaces

A. P. Mills, C. A. Murray

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Low-energy positrons implanted into a crystal can diffuse to the surface where they may be detected, for instance, by observing the formation of positronium. We describe the positron motion by a one-dimensional diffusion equation, and discuss the measurement of vacancy activation energies, positron diffusion constants, and positron stopping profiles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-325
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1980
Externally publishedYes


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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