Positrons & Positronium for Polymer Thin Film Analysis

By Alfonso Alba Garcia
October 2003
Delft University Press
ISBN: 90-407-2416-4
157 pages, Illustrated, 6 1/2" x 9 "
$52.50 Paper Original

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This is a Ph.D. dissertation. The positron is the antiparticle of the electron. It has the same mass as the electron and its charge is numerically identical but of opposite sign. The positron was first predicted by Dirac in 1930 and observed by Anderson for the first time in 1932. Being an antiparticle, a positron annihilates with an electron converting mass into energy in the form of radiation. Contents include: Simulation of electron and positron track structures in ploymers and simple hydrocarbons, Experimental methods, Positron formation dynamics in radiolytic tracks: a computer simulation study, Positronium formation in low density polyethylene, Charge accumulation in Polyethylene, Degradation of poly(para-phenylene vinylene) monitored by positron annihilation spectroscopy, Summary.

Materials Science

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