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Selected Topics on Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy - NFPL128
Title: Vybrané partie z pozitronové anihilační spektroskopie
Guaranteed by: Department of Low Temperature Physics (32-KFNT)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2020
Semester: both
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: 1/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Note: you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: prof. Mgr. Jakub Čížek, Ph.D.
Classification: Physics > Solid State Physics
Annotation -
Last update: doc. RNDr. Vojtěch Chlan, Ph.D. (14.05.2019)
Fundamentals of positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS). Advanced experimental techniques of PAS: variable energy positron beams, positron microscopy, positron-annihilation-induced Auger electron spectroscopy, low-energy positron diffraction. Recommended for students of 3rd year of Bc. study and 1st or 2nd year of Mgr. study of physics, teaching, as well as for doctoral students.
Aim of the course -
Last update: KFNTJC/MFF.CUNI.CZ (17.04.2008)

Student obtains information about advanced positron annihilation techniques - coincidence Doppler broadening, variable energy positron beams and also ab-initio methods of theoretical calculations of positron characteristics.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: prof. Mgr. Jakub Čížek, Ph.D. (10.06.2019)

Oral exam, credit will be given for creation of a presentation about subject of student's choice related to positron annihilation.

Literature -
Last update: prof. Mgr. Jakub Čížek, Ph.D. (10.06.2019)

A. Dupasquier, A.P. Mills (eds.): Proceedings of the International School of Physics ?Enrico Fermi?, IOS Press, Varenna (1995).

P. Hautojärvi in: Positrons in Solids, ed. P. Hautojärvi, Springer-Verlag, Berlin (1979).

P.J. Schultz, K.G. Lynn, Rev. Mod. Phys. 60, 701 (1988).

O.E. Mogensen: Positron Annihilation in Chemistry, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heildelberg (1995).

W.R. Leo: Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg (1987).

Teaching methods -
Last update: prof. Mgr. Jakub Čížek, Ph.D. (10.06.2019)

lecture and seminar

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: prof. Mgr. Jakub Čížek, Ph.D. (10.06.2019)

Student has to present a short talk (15 min) about subject of his choice related to positron annihilation and answer questions related to his talk.

Syllabus -
Last update: T_KFNT (05.05.2003)
Variable energy positron beams.
The generation and transport of positron beams. The main application areas of PAS on positron beams: the investigations of thin films and interfaces, the depth-profiling of defects. The high-energy positron beams and PAS. Condensed matter studies with polarised positrons. The intense positron beams.

Positron microscopy.
Positron-annihilation-induced Auger electron spectroscopy.
The principle of the technique. The applications of the method and comparison with the classical Auger electron spectroscopy.

Low-energy positron diffraction.
The principle of the technique. The applications of the method and comparison with the classical electron diffraction.

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