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Positronium Chemistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483232461, 9781483274447

Positronium Chemistry

1st Edition

Authors: James Green John Lee
eBook ISBN: 9781483274447
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 118
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Positronium Chemistry focuses on the methodologies, reactions, processes, and transformations involved in positronium chemistry.
The publication first offers information on positrons and positronium and experimental methods, including mesonic atoms, angular correlation measurements, annihilation spectra, and statistical errors in delayed coincidence measurements. The text then ponders on positrons in gases and solids. The manuscript takes a look at the theoretical chemistry of positronium and positronium chemistry in gases. Topics include quenching, annihilation spectrum, delayed coincidence method, rate of two-photon and three-photon annihilations, and angular correlation of two-photon distribution. The book also considers positronium chemistry in the condensed state, as well as liquid gases, organic solids, and aqueous solutions.
The publication is a primary reference for chemists and readers interested in positronium chemistry.

Table of Contents




I. Positrons and Positronium

Mesonic Atoms

II. Experimental Methods

A. Sources and Systems

B. Lifetime Measurements

C. Three- and Two-Photon Coincidences

D. Angular Correlation Measurements

E. Annihilation Spectra

F. Statistical Errors in Delayed Coincidence Measurements

III. Positrons in Gases

IV. Positrons in Solids

V. Theoretical Chemistry of Positronium

A. Quenching

B. Paramagnetic Quenching

VI. Positronium Chemistry in Gases

A. Rate of Two-Photon Annihilation

B. Rate of Three-Photon Annihilation

C. Annihilation Spectrum

D. Delayed Coincidence Method

E. Angular Correlation of the Two-Photon Distribution

VII. Positronium Chemistry in the Condensed State

A. Liquid Gases

B. Organic Liquids

C. Aqueous Solutions


Author Index

Subject Index


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James Green

John Lee

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