Moderation and diffusion of positrons in tungsten meshes and foils

A. I. Williams, D. J. Murtagh, S. E. Fayer, S. L. Andersen, J. Chevallier, A. Kövér, P. Van Reeth, J. W. Humberston, G. Laricchia

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The efficiency of tungsten meshes and thin foils for moderation of fast positrons from 22Na has been investigated in transmission geometry and a fair agreement has been found with previous experimental results where directly comparable. For foils, the dependence on material thickness is found to be similar to the prediction of the Vehanen-Mäkinen diffusion model; however, the magnitude is 5-10 times lower. A broad consensus is observed between experiment and the results of a three-dimensional model developed in this work. For a given thickness, meshes are found to be generally better than foils by around a factor of 10 with a maximum efficiency (∼10-3) comparable to that achieved with thin single crystal foils, in accord with previous measurements and the results of the present model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105302
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume118
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 14 2015

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Williams, A. I., Murtagh, D. J., Fayer, S. E., Andersen, S. L., Chevallier, J., Kövér, A., ... Laricchia, G. (2015). Moderation and diffusion of positrons in tungsten meshes and foils. Journal of Applied Physics, 118(10), [105302]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4930033

Moderation and diffusion of positrons in tungsten meshes and foils. / Williams, A. I.; Murtagh, D. J.; Fayer, S. E.; Andersen, S. L.; Chevallier, J.; Kövér, A.; Van Reeth, P.; Humberston, J. W.; Laricchia, G.

In: Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 118, No. 10, 105302, 14.09.2015.

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Williams, AI, Murtagh, DJ, Fayer, SE, Andersen, SL, Chevallier, J, Kövér, A, Van Reeth, P, Humberston, JW & Laricchia, G 2015, 'Moderation and diffusion of positrons in tungsten meshes and foils', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 118, no. 10, 105302. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4930033
Williams AI, Murtagh DJ, Fayer SE, Andersen SL, Chevallier J, Kövér A et al. Moderation and diffusion of positrons in tungsten meshes and foils. Journal of Applied Physics. 2015 Sep 14;118(10). 105302. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4930033
Williams, A. I. ; Murtagh, D. J. ; Fayer, S. E. ; Andersen, S. L. ; Chevallier, J. ; Kövér, A. ; Van Reeth, P. ; Humberston, J. W. ; Laricchia, G. / Moderation and diffusion of positrons in tungsten meshes and foils. In: Journal of Applied Physics. 2015 ; Vol. 118, No. 10.
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