Resonance Trapping of Positrons in Solids
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Basing on a new approach to the calculations of the positron trapping rate, an attempt ',was made to explain the prevacancy effects observed in positron annihilation measurements in metals. The defect in the calculation is represented by a complex potential: the real part of it is responsible for the scattering and the imaginary part - for the trapping of incoming positrons. It is shown that the resonance trapping of the positron s-wave and p-wave at low temperature and d-wave and f-wave in prethermal regions provide substantial contributions to the trapping rate of positrons. The calculations were done for the point defect and for the dislocation, taking into account the thermal distribution of the positron energy and the thermal expansion of the crystal lattice. The resonance trapping of positrons could be responsible for prevacancy effects in metals and could help to solve some problems in the study of positron annihilation.
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