Emission of thermal positrons from metal surfaces

D. Neilson*, R. M. Nieminen, J. Szymański

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Scattering processes for thermal positrons spontaneously emitted from metals with negative work functions are considered. We have calculated the relative rates of emission with and without scattering from surfaces of Al(100), Cr(100), and W(111) as well as the relative trapping rates in the surface state of Al(100). The energy distribution of emitted positrons has also been determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1567-1571
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1986
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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