Temperature dependence of the momentum distribution of delocalized Bloch-positronium in solids is studied. The momentum distribution of the positronium, which is proportional to the energy integration of the spectral function weighted with the Bose distribution, is expressed in terms of the effective mass and the deformation potential of the crystal for positronium. A simple formula for the shape of the positronium peak in the 1D-ACAR spectrum is derived and applied to the analysis of the experimental data for MgF2, SiO2, and H2O in wide temperature ranges. An extraordinary broadening of the peak shape is observed for MgF2. It is interpreted as an effect of the umklapp phonon scattering. The diffusion constants of Ps in these materials are also estimated.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Sep 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics