Applied physics

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 189–191 | Cite as

Brightness enhancement of slow positron beams

  • A. P. MillsJr.
Solids and Surfaces


The brightness of slow positron beams can be enhanced significantly by repeated stages of moderation, acceleration and focusing. Presently available data suggest that the source spot area should decrease by 10−4 after each stage with only a modest loss of intensity. Beams with very small angular divergence, which could be made with this technique, would be useful for characterizing surfaces by positron diffraction and microscopy. Using such beams it is possible to envision the study of new exotic systems such as thee +-e plasma and the positronium molecule.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. P. MillsJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Bell LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA

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