Development of transmission positron moderators

Gramsch, E.; Throwe, J.; Lynn, K. G.
November 1987
Applied Physics Letters;11/30/1987, Vol. 51 Issue 22, p1862
Academic Journal
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.


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