Depolarization of polarized slow positrons in solids

J. Yang*, M. Chiba, R. Hamatsu, M. Hirose, T. Hirose, H. Iijima, M. Irakol, T. Kumita, N. Mazumdar, H. Nakabushi, M. Washio

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We have investigated spin-precession mechanisms of polarized slow positrons in materials caused by multiple Coulomb scatterings, Bhabha scatterings and bremsstrahlungs. The depolarizations of polarized slow positrons in various materials have been estimated and found that the degree of depolarization is strongly dependent on the atomic number of materials. A Monte-Carlo simulation program, in which the theoretical formulations of spin precession due to the three processes mentioned above are incorporated, have been developed and applied successfully for designing the production system of polarized slow positrons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)632-634
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Bhabha Scattering
  • Bremsstrahlung
  • Depolarization
  • Multiple Coulomb Scattering
  • Polarized Slow Positron
  • Spin Precession

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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