TITLE

Development of transmission positron moderators

AUTHOR(S)
Gramsch, E.; Throwe, J.; Lynn, K. G.
PUB. DATE
November 1987
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;11/30/1987, Vol. 51 Issue 22, p1862
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The conversion from fast to slow positrons by several thin (0.3–7 μm) film moderators has been studied. Positrons from a radioactive 22Na source enter the film where some are thermalized, consequently diffuse to the surface opposite to the source and are emitted with low energies (1–4 eV). The experimental data show that the conversion efficiency to slow positrons ranges from 1×10-4 to 9.1×10-4 for good moderators. The moderator efficiency was found to be very sensitive to annealing temperatures.
ACCESSION #
9825048

 

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