Bromine and oxygen
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
Abstract Positron lifetime spectra for various concentrations of bromine and oxygen adsorbed on silica gel are investigated. Two-photon angular correlation experiments were also performed on some of these samples to study the quenching process of bromine and oxygen. The cross section for bromine quenching of orthopositronium in silica gel is about two orders of magnitude larger than that for oxygen quenching. The process of bromine quenching of positronium is found to be chemical quenching. Oxygen quenching of positronium in silica gel is found to be conversion quenching. The interaction between positronium and bromine or oxygen in silica gel is found to be similar to that found in the gaseous state. The energy of Ps annihilating in the pores of silica gels is found to be 0.25±0.10 eV.
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