Positron Beams and Their Applications

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Overview

This book provides a coherent and comprehensive overview of the generation and application of mono-energetic positron beams. It has been written by reputable experts, at a level accessible to graduate students working, or planning to work, with positron beams, and to scientists in other areas who want to know something about the field.

The book begins with a brief historical introduction and an overview of how positron beams are generated and transported. A description of the fate of slow positrons in gaseous and condensed matter, with reference to many of the fundamental measurements made possible by the advent of positron beams, is followed by a discussion on applications in the study of solid surfaces, defect profiling in subsurface regions, interfaces and thin films, and the probing of hulk properties in novel ways. The book ends with a look at the future, considering the prospects for intense positron beams and their potential for further research.

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Editorial Reviews

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Positron beam intensities have increased by several orders of magnitude since the first lab-based slow positron beams were developed some 30 years ago, but problems associated with their low relative intensity (compared with standard electron beams) continue to challenge researchers. Ten contributed chapters overview the history, generation, transport, and applications of such mono-energetic beams. The volume concludes with a look at the future of intense positron beams by R.H. Howell of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Includes schematics of positron beam apparatus, and charts of energy spectra and various moderators. Coleman is with the U. of Bath, UK. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789810233945
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction: A Brief History of Positron Beams 1
Ch. 2 The Generation and Transport of Positron Beams 11
Ch. 3 Atomic and Molecular Physics with Positrons and Positronium 41
Ch. 4 The Fate of Slow Positrons in Condensed Matter 97
Ch. 5 Surface Science with Positrons 129
Ch. 6 Depth-Profiling of Subsurface Regions, Interfaces and Thin Films 191
Ch. 7 Positron Microscopes and Microprobes 227
Ch. 8 MeV Positron Beams 237
Ch. 9 Spin-Polarized Positron Beams in Condensed-Matter Studies 259
Ch. 10 The Future: Intense Beams 307
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