In this work we describe a high-resolution position-sensitive detector for positronium. The detection scheme is based on the photoionization of positronium in a magnetic field and the imaging of the freed positrons with a Microchannel Plate assembly. A spatial resolution of (88±5) μm on the position of the ionized positronium –in the plane perpendicular to a 1.0 T magnetic field– is obtained. The possibility to apply the detection scheme for monitoring the emission into vacuum of positronium from positron/positronium converters, imaging positronium excited to a selected state and characterizing its spatial distribution is discussed. Ways to further improve the spatial resolution of the method are presented.

A ∼100 μm-resolution position-sensitive detector for slow positronium

Antonello M.;Caccia M.;Santoro R.;
2019

Abstract

In this work we describe a high-resolution position-sensitive detector for positronium. The detection scheme is based on the photoionization of positronium in a magnetic field and the imaging of the freed positrons with a Microchannel Plate assembly. A spatial resolution of (88±5) μm on the position of the ionized positronium –in the plane perpendicular to a 1.0 T magnetic field– is obtained. The possibility to apply the detection scheme for monitoring the emission into vacuum of positronium from positron/positronium converters, imaging positronium excited to a selected state and characterizing its spatial distribution is discussed. Ways to further improve the spatial resolution of the method are presented.
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