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  1. Positron annihilation

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    The main work in the annihilation of positrons at Harwell (UK) has been the application of the technique of technological problems to do with the effects of radiation damage and mechanical phenomena, such as fatigue and creep, on the properties of materials. Three experimental techniques for studying positron annihilation in solids are documented in this article. Nuclear pulse counting methods are being used, also angular correlation and the Doppler method. The irradiation of metals and alloys with fast neutrons at high temperatures in a reactor can cause voids to develop in the material. Defects are also produced by the plastic deformation of metals and alloys. It opens up the possibility of using positron annihilation as a practical non-destructive tool to assess mechanical damage in materials. Harwell has also been able to make measurements on the inside surface of a hole in a metal sample and on variously-shaped notched and cracked test pieces, which means that it is possible to apply the technique to engineering components

  2. Annihilator-semigroup rings

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    Anderson, D D; Victor Camillo

    2003-01-01

    Let $ R $ be a commutative ring with 1. We define $ R $ to be an annihilator-semigroup ring if $ R $ has an annihilator-Semigroup $ S $, that is, $ (S, \\cdot) $ is a multiplicative subsemigroup of $ (R, \\cdot) $ with the property that for each $ r \\in R $ there exists a unique $ s \\in S $ with $ 0 : r = 0 : s $. In this paper we investigate annihilator-semigroups and annihilator-semigroup rings.

  3. Antineutron-nucleus annihilation

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    Botta, E

    2001-01-01

    The n-nucleus annihilation process has been studied by the OBELIX experiment at the CERN Low Energy Antiproton Ring (LEAR) in the (50-400) MeV/c projectile momentum range on C, Al, Cu, Ag, Sn, and Pb nuclear targets. A systematic survey of the annihilation cross- section, sigma /sub alpha /(A, p/sub n/), has been performed, obtaining information on its dependence on the target mass number and on the incoming n momentum. For the first time the mass number dependence of the (inclusive) final state composition of the process has been analyzed. Production of the rho vector meson has also been examined. (13 refs).

  4. Positron annihilation microprobe

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    Canter, K.F. [Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA (United States)

    1997-03-01

    Advances in positron annihilation microprobe development are reviewed. The present resolution achievable is 3 {mu}m. The ultimate resolution is expected to be 0.1 {mu}m which will enable the positron microprobe to be a valuable tool in the development of 0.1 {mu}m scale electronic devices in the future. (author)

  5. Annihilating Asymmetric Dark Matter

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    Bell, Nicole F; Shoemaker, Ian M

    2014-01-01

    The relic abundance of particle and antiparticle dark matter (DM) need not be vastly different in thermal asymmetric dark matter (ADM) models. By considering the effect of a primordial asymmetry on the thermal Boltzmann evolution of coupled DM and anti-DM, we derive the requisite annihilation cross section. This is used in conjunction with CMB and Fermi-LAT gamma-ray data to impose a limit on the number density of anti-DM particles surviving thermal freeze-out. When the extended gamma-ray emission from the Galactic Center is reanalyzed in a thermal ADM framework, we find that annihilation into $\\tau$ leptons prefer anti-DM number densities 1-4$\\%$ that of DM while the $b$-quark channel prefers 50-100$\\%$.

  6. Bubble chamber: antiproton annihilation

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    1971-01-01

    These images show real particle tracks from the annihilation of an antiproton in the 80 cm Saclay liquid hydrogen bubble chamber. A negative kaon and a neutral kaon are produced in this process, as well as a positive pion. The invention of bubble chambers in 1952 revolutionized the field of particle physics, allowing real tracks left by particles to be seen and photographed by expanding liquid that had been heated to boiling point.

  7. Neutrino annihilation in hot plasma

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    We consider neutrino annihilation in a heat bath, including annihilation via the photon. We show that the annihilation cross section has high and narrow peaks corresponding to a plasmon resonance. This yields an enormous enhancement factor of O(108) in the differential cross section as compared with the purely weak contribution. We also evaluate numerically the thermally averaged neutrino annihilation rate per particle in the heat bath of the early universe to be +e-)>≅2.93GF2T2. We have accounted for the final-state blocking factors as well as for the fact that the center-of-mass frame of collisions is not necessarily the rest frame of the heat bath. Despite the resonances, electromagnetic processes represent only a minor effect in the averaged annihilation rate. (orig.)

  8. Neutrino annihilation in hot plasma

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    We consider neutrino annihilation in a heat bath, including annihilation via the photon. We show that the annihilation cross section has high and narrow peaks corresponding to a plasmon resonance. This yields an enormous enhancement factor of O(108) in the differential cross section as compared with the purely weak contribution. We also evaluate numerically the thermally averaged neutrino annihilation rate per particle in the heat bath of the early Universe to be +e-)> ≅ 2.93GF2T2. We have accounted for the final state blocking factors as well as for the fact that the center-of-mass frame of collisions is not necessarily the rest frame of the heat bath. Despite the resonances, electromagnetic processes represent only a minor effect in the averaged annihilation rate. (orig.)

  9. On positron annihilation in zinc

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    The purpose of this work is to understand Mogensen's and Petersen's positron annihilation curves for zinc. Mijnarends approach is used as an auxiliary method of localizing inhomogeneities of the electronic density in momentum space, as defined in the paper. Evidence is found for a new effect consisting of a strong enhancement of the annihilation probability in the lenses obtained by the intersection of the Fermi surface with HMC surfaces. This effect, not the anisotropy of the Fermi surface, is the main reason for the anisotropy of the annihilation curves. (orig.)

  10. Monomer Migration and Annihilation Processes

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    KE Jian-Hong; LIN Zhen-Quan; ZHUANG You-Yi

    2005-01-01

    We propose a two-species monomer migration-annihilation model, in which monomer migration reactions occur between any two aggregates of the same species and monomer annihilation reactions occur between two different species. Based on the mean-field rate equations, we investigate the evolution behaviors of the processes. For the case with an annihilation rate kernel proportional to the sizes of the reactants, the aggregation size distribution of either species approaches the modified scaling form in the symmetrical initial case, while for the asymmetrical initial case the heavy species with a large initial data scales according to the conventional form and the light one does not scale. Moreover,at most one species can survive finally. For the case with aconstant annihilation rate kernel, both species may scale according to the conventional scaling law in the symmetrical case and survive together at the end.

  11. Biological effectiveness of antiproton annihilation

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    Holzscheiter, Michael H.; Bassler, Niels; Beyer, Gerd; De Marco, John J.; Doser, Michael; Ichioka, Toshiyasu; Iwamoto, Keisuke S.; Knudsen, Helge V.; Landua, Rolf; Maggiore, Carl; McBride, William H.; Møller, Søren Pape; Petersen, Jorgen; Smathers, James B.; Skarsgard, Lloyd D.; Solberg, Timothy D.; Uggerhøj, Ulrik I.; Withers, H.Rodney; Vranjes, Sanja; Wong, Michelle; Wouters, Bradly G.

    2004-01-01

    We describe an experiment designed to determine whether or not the densely ionizing particles emanating from the annihilation of antiprotons produce an increase in “biological dose” in the vicinity of the narrow Bragg peak for antiprotons compared to protons. This experiment is the first direct measurement of the biological effects of antiproton annihilation. The experiment has been approved by the CERN Research Board for running at the CERN Antiproton Decelerator (AD) as AD-4/ACE (Antiproton Cell Experiment) and has begun data taking in June of 2003. The background, description and the current status of the experiment are given.

  12. Biological effectiveness of antiproton annihilation

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    Holzscheiter, M.H.; Agazaryan, N.; Bassler, Niels;

    2004-01-01

    We describe an experiment designed to determine whether or not the densely ionizing particles emanating from the annihilation of antiprotons produce an increase in ‘‘biological dose’’ in the vicinity of the narrow Bragg peak for antiprotons compared to protons. This experiment is the first direct...

  13. Annihilation of Quantum Magnetic Fluxes

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    Gonzalez, W. D.

    After introducing the concepts associated with the Aharonov and Bohm effect and with the existence of a quantum of magnetic flux (QMF), we briefly discuss the Ginzburg-Landau theory that explains its origin and fundamental consequences. Also relevant observations of QMFs obtained in the laboratory using superconducting systems (vortices) are mentioned. Next, we describe processes related with the interaction of QMFs with opposite directions in terms of the gauge field geometry related to the vector potential. Then, we discuss the use of a Lagrangian density for a scalar field theory involving radiation in order to describe the annihilation of QMFs, claimed to be responsible for the emission of photons with energies corresponding to that of the annihilated magnetic fields. Finally, a possible application of these concepts to the observed variable dynamics of neutron stars is briefly mentioned.

  14. Antiproton annihilation in quantum chromodynamics

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    Anti-proton annihilation has a number of important advantages as a probe of QCD in the low energy domain. Exclusive reaction in which complete annihilation of the valance quarks occur. There are a number of exclusive and inclusive /bar p/ reactions in the intermediate momentum transfer domain which provide useful constraints on hadron wavefunctions or test novel features of QCD involving both perturbative and nonperturbative dynamics. Inclusive reactions involving antiprotons have the advantage that the parton distributions are well understood. In these lectures, I will particularly focus on lepton pair production /bar p/A → /ell//bar /ell//X as a means to understand specific nuclear features in QCD, including collision broadening, breakdown of the QCD ''target length condition''. Thus studies of low to moderate energy antiproton reactions with laboratory energies under 10 GeV could give further insights into the full structure of QCD. 112 refs., 40 figs

  15. Photon correlations in positron annihilation

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    Gauthier, Isabelle; Hawton, Margaret

    2010-01-01

    The two-photon positron annihilation density matrix is found to separate into a diagonal center of energy factor implying maximally entangled momenta, and a relative factor describing decay. For unknown positron injection time, the distribution of the difference in photon arrival times is a double exponential at the para-Ps decay rate, consistent with experiment (V. D. Irby, Meas. Sci. Technol. 15, 1799 (2004)).

  16. Gas Permeations Studied by Positron Annihilation

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    Yuan, Jen-Pwu; Cao, Huimin; Jean, X.; Yang, Y. C.

    1997-03-01

    The hole volumes and fractions of PC and PET polymers are measured by positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy. Direct correlations between the measured hole properties and gas permeabilities are observed. Applications of positron annihilation spectroscopy to study gas transport and separation of polymeric materials will be discussed.

  17. Positron Annihilation in the Bipositronium Ps2

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    Bailey, David H.; Frolov, Alexei M.

    2005-07-01

    The electron-positron-pair annihilation in the bipositronium PS2 is considered. In particular, the two-, three-, one- and zero-photon annihilation rates are determined to high accuracy. The corresponding analytical expressions are also presented. Also, a large number of bound state properties have been determined for this system.

  18. New techniques of positron annihilation

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    Studies on new techniques of positron annihilation and its application to various fields are presented. First, production of slow positron and its characteristic features are described. The slow positron can be obtained from radioisotopes by using a positron moderator, proton beam bombardment on a boron target, and pair production by using an electron linear accelerator. Bright enhancement of the slow positron beam is studied. Polarized positron beam can be used for the study of the momentum distribution of an electron in ferromagnetic substances. Production of polarized positrons and measurements of polarization are discussed. Various phases of interaction between slow positrons and atoms (or molecules) are described. A comparative study of electron scavenging effects on luminescence and on positronium formation in cyclohexane is presented. The positron annihilation phenomena are applicable for the surface study. The microscopic information on the surface of porous material may be obtained. The slow positrons are also useful for the surface study. Production and application of slow muon (positive and negative) are presented in this report. (Kato, T.)

  19. Skyrmion creation and annihilation by spin waves

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    Liu, Yizhou, E-mail: yliu062@ucr.edu; Yin, Gen; Lake, Roger K., E-mail: rlake@ece.ucr.edu [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Riverside, California 92521 (United States); Zang, Jiadong [Department of Physics and Material Science Program, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire 03824 (United States); Shi, Jing [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Riverside, California 92521 (United States)

    2015-10-12

    Single skyrmion creation and annihilation by spin waves in a crossbar geometry are theoretically analyzed. A critical spin-wave frequency is required both for the creation and the annihilation of a skyrmion. The minimum frequencies for creation and annihilation are similar, but the optimum frequency for creation is below the critical frequency for skyrmion annihilation. If a skyrmion already exists in the cross bar region, a spin wave below the critical frequency causes the skyrmion to circulate within the central region. A heat assisted creation process reduces the spin-wave frequency and amplitude required for creating a skyrmion. The effective field resulting from the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction and the emergent field of the skyrmion acting on the spin wave drive the creation and annihilation processes.

  20. Fermionic Semi-Annihilating Dark Matter

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    Cai, Yi

    2015-01-01

    Semi-annihilation is a generic feature of dark matter theories with symmetries larger than Z2. We investigate two examples with multi-component dark sectors comprised of an SU(2)L singlet or triplet fermion besides a scalar singlet. These are respectively the minimal fermionic semi-annihilating model, and the minimal case for a gauge-charged fermion. We study the relevant dark matter phenomenology, including the interplay of semi-annihilation and the Sommerfeld effect. We demonstrate that semi-annihilation in the singlet model can explain the gamma ray excess from the galactic center. For the triplet model we scan the parameter space, and explore how signals and constraints are modified by semi-annihilation. We find that the entire region where the model comprises all the observed dark matter is accessible to current and planned direct and indirect searches.

  1. Nature of chemical bond through positron annihilation

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    Positron annihilation is an important alternative to Compton scattering for determination of electron momentum distribution. The possibility of studying the nature of chemical bond by positron annihilation technique is reviewed in this paper. General concepts connected with momentum space and chemical bond have been outlined. Estimation of positron wavefunction at carbon and hydrogen sites and the calculation of electron momentum distribution of C-H and C-C bonds are discussed. The annihilation with sigma electrons broadens the angular correlation curve while the annihilation with π electrons narrows the curve. The most significant part of this paper is the investigation of participation of d-orbital of sulphur in chemical bonding. Whether or not ligand perturbation is necessary for d-orbital contraction and consequent participation in bonding is controversial till now. A study of angular correlation of positron annihilation radiation on organic sulphides and sulphones is a direct evidence to conclude that ligand perturbation is necessary. (author)

  2. Positron annihilation in transparent ceramics

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    Husband, P.; Bartošová, I.; Slugeň, V.; Selim, F. A.

    2016-01-01

    Transparent ceramics are emerging as excellent candidates for many photonic applications including laser, scintillation and illumination. However achieving perfect transparency is essential in these applications and requires high technology processing and complete understanding for the ceramic microstructure and its effect on the optical properties. Positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) is the perfect tool to study porosity and defects. It has been applied to investigate many ceramic structures; and transparent ceramics field may be greatly advanced by applying PAS. In this work positron lifetime (PLT) measurements were carried out in parallel with optical studies on yttrium aluminum garnet transparent ceramics in order to gain an understanding for their structure at the atomic level and its effect on the transparency and light scattering. The study confirmed that PAS can provide useful information on their microstructure and guide the technology of manufacturing and advancing transparent ceramics.

  3. Positron annihilation in solid and liquid Ni

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    New techniques have been developed for the study of metals via positron annihilation which provide for the in-situ melting of the samples and subsequent measurements via Doppler broadening of positron-annihilation radiation. Here we report these metods currently in use at our laboratory; ion implantation of 58Co and the use of Al2O3 crucibles for in-situ melting followed by the decomposition of the Doppler-broadened spectrum into a parabolic and a Gaussian component. Our earliest results obtained for pure Ni in the polycrystalline solid and in the liquid state are compared. An interesting similarity is reported for the distributions of the high-momentum (Gaussian) component for positrons annihilating in vacancies at high temperatures and those annihilating in liquid Ni

  4. QCD in e+e- annihilation

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    The promise of e+e- annihilation as an ideal laboratory to test Quantum Chromodynamics, QCD, has been the dominating theme in elementary particle physics during the last several years. An attempt is made to partially survey the subject in deep perturbative region in e+e- annihilation where theoretical ambiguities are minimal. Topics discussed include a review of the renormalization group methods relevant for e+e- annihilation, total hadronic cross section, jets and large-psub(T) phenomena, non-perturbative quark and gluon fragmentation effects and analysis of the jet distributions measured at DORIS, SPEAR and PETRA. My hope is to review realistic tests of QCD in e+e- annihilation - as opposed to the ultimate tests, which abound in literature. (orig.)

  5. Positron annihilation with core and valence electrons

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    Green, D G

    2015-01-01

    $\\gamma$-ray spectra for positron annihilation with the core and valence electrons of the noble gas atoms Ar, Kr and Xe is calculated within the framework of diagrammatic many-body theory. The effect of positron-atom and short-range positron-electron correlations on the annihilation process is examined in detail. Short-range correlations, which are described through non-local corrections to the vertex of the annihilation amplitude, are found to significantly enhance the spectra for annihilation on the core orbitals. For Ar, Kr and Xe, the core contributions to the annihilation rate are found to be 0.55\\%, 1.5\\% and 2.2\\% respectively, their small values reflecting the difficulty for the positron to probe distances close to the nucleus. Importantly however, the core subshells have a broad momentum distribution and markedly contribute to the annihilation spectra at Doppler energy shifts $\\gtrsim3$\\,keV, and even dominate the spectra of Kr and Xe at shifts $\\gtrsim5$\\,keV. Their inclusion brings the theoretical ...

  6. Antinucleon nucleon annihilations into two mesons

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    We study two aspects of the antinucleon-nucleon annihilation into two mesons (antiNN → M1M2), starting from simple Born diagrams. On one hand, we discuss the possibility of modelling the antiNN optical potential with the box diagrams related to the M1M2 channels. We include the lightest pseudoscalar, scalar and vector mesons with effective coupling constants. Much more channels appear to be needed in order to achieve sensible results. On the other hand, we show that a simple phenomenological optical potential, successfull in reproducing antiNN elastic scattering and total annihilation data can be further used to make predictions on the antiNN → M1M2 processes, which prove to be in good agreement with experiment. We find a lower bound of 17% on the relative contribution of these reactions to the antiNN annihilation. Also, the model favours a rather small effective radius for the nucleon

  7. Detecting electron neutrinos from solar dark matter annihilation by JUNO

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    Guo, Wan-Lei

    2015-01-01

    We explore the electron neutrino signals from light dark matter (DM) annihilation in the Sun for the large liquid scintillator detector JUNO. In terms of the spectrum features of three typical DM annihilation channels $\\chi \\chi \\rightarrow \

  8. Black Holes as Dark Matter Annihilation 'Boosters'

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    The presence and growth of Intermediate and Supermassive Black Holes modify the surrounding distribution of stars and Dark Matter, and inevitably affect the prospects for indirectly detecting Dark Matter through its annihilation products. We show here that under specific circumstances, Black Holes can act as Dark Matter annihilation 'boosters'. In particular, we show that mini-spikes, i.e. Dark Matter overdensities around Intermediate-Mass Black Holes, would be bright sources of gamma-rays, well within the reach of the space telescope GLAST, that can be discriminated from ordinary astrophysical sources thanks to their peculiar energy spectrum and spatial distribution

  9. Antiproton-proton annihilation at rest into two mesons

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    Branching ratios for antiproton-proton annihilations at rest into two mesons are given. The data were obtained at LEAR by stopping antiprotons in a liquid hydrogen target. Both charged and neutral annihilation products were detected in the Crystal Barrel detector. Representative data are presented, and their bearing on the general picture of annihilation dynamics is discussed. In addition, preliminary branching ratios for two-body radiative annihilations are given. (orig.)

  10. Production bias and cluster annihilation: Why necessary?

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    Singh, B.N.; Trinkaus, H.; Woo, C.H.

    1994-01-01

    the primary cluster density is high. Therefore, a sustained high swelling rate driven by production bias must involve the annihilation of primary clusters at sinks. A number of experimental observations which are unexplainable in terms of the conventional dislocation bias for monointerstitials is...

  11. Nanometer cavities studied by positron annihilation

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    Positronium (Ps) is trapped in cavities in insulating solids, and the lifetime of ortho Ps is determined by the size of the cavity. The information on the properties of the cavities obtained by use of the standard slow positron beam and the 'normal' positron annihilation techniques is compared for several selected cases. (author)

  12. A positron annihilation study of hydrated DNA

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    Warman, J. M.; Eldrup, Morten Mostgaard

    1986-01-01

    Positron annihilation measurements are reported for hydrated DNA as a function of water content and as a function of temperature (20 to -180.degree. C) for samples containing 10 and 50% wt of water. The ortho-positronium mean lifetime and its intensity show distinct variations with the degree of ...

  13. A compact positron annihilation lifetime spectrometer

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    李道武; 刘军辉; 章志明; 王宝义; 张天保; 魏龙

    2011-01-01

    Using LYSO scintillator coupled on HAMAMATSU R9800 (a fast photomultiplier) to form the small size γ-ray detectors, a compact lifetime spectrometer has been built for the positron annihilation experiments. The system time resolution FWHM=193 ps and the co

  14. Black Holes as Dark Matter Annihilation Boosters

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    Mattia FornasaINFN Padova, IAP; Gianfranco Bertone(IAP)

    2007-01-01

    We review the consequences of the growth and evolution of Black Holes on the distribution of stars and Dark Matter (DM) around them. We focus in particular on Supermassive and Intermediate Mass Black Holes, and discuss under what circumstances they can lead to significant overdensities in the surrounding distribution of DM, thus effectively acting as DM annihilation boosters.

  15. Positron scattering and annihilation from hydrogenlike ions

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    The Kohn variational method is used with a configuration-interaction-type wave function to determine the J=0 and J=1 phase shifts and annihilation parameter Zeff for positron-hydrogenic ion scattering. The phase shifts are within 1-2% of the best previous calculations. The values of Zeff are small and do not exceed unity for any of the momenta considered. At thermal energies Zeff is minute with a value of order 10-50 occurring for He+ at k=0.05a0-1. In addition to the variational calculations, analytic expressions for the phase shift and annihilation parameters within the Coulomb wave Born approximation are derived and used to help elucidate the dynamics of positron collisions with positive ions

  16. Shocking Signals of Dark Matter Annihilation

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    Davis, Jonathan H; Boehm, Celine; Kotera, Kumiko; Norman, Colin

    2015-01-01

    We examine whether charged particles injected by self-annihilating Dark Matter into regions undergoing Diffuse Shock Acceleration (DSA) can be accelerated to high energies. We consider three astrophysical sites where shock acceleration is supposed to occur, namely the Galactic Centre, galaxy clusters and Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). For the Milky Way, we find that the acceleration of cosmic rays injected by dark matter could lead to a bump in the cosmic ray spectrum provided that the product of the efficiency of the acceleration mechanism and the concentration of DM particles is high enough. Among the various acceleration sources that we consider (namely supernova remnants (SNRs), Fermi bubbles and AGN jets), we find that the Fermi bubbles are a potentially more efficient accelerator than SNRs. However both could in principle accelerate electrons and protons injected by dark matter to very high energies. At the extragalactic level, the acceleration of dark matter annihilation products could be responsible fo...

  17. Recent development of positron annihilation methods

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    Doyama, M

    2002-01-01

    When positron comes into solid or liquid, it moves in the matter and emitted two gamma rays at the opposite direction, by pair annihilation with electron. Each gamma ray is about 511 keV. The experiments of positron annihilation has been developed by three methods such as angular correlation between two gamma rays, energy analysis of emission gamma ray and positron lifetime. The angular correlation between two gamma rays is determined by gamma ray position detector.The energy analysis was measured by S-W analysis and Coincidence Doppler Broadening (CDB) method. Positron lifetime are determined by gamma-gamma lifetime measurement method, beta sup + -gamma lifetime measurement method and other method using waveform of photomultiplier, and determination of time and frequency of gamma-ray. Positron beam is applied to positron scattering, positron diffraction, low energy positron diffraction (LEPD), PELS, LEPSD, PAES, positron re-emission imaging microscope (PRIM) and positron channeling. The example of CDB method...

  18. Microemulsion systems studied by positron annihilation techniques

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    The formation of thermalized positronium atoms is greatly reduced if increasing amounts of water become solubilized in reversed micelles formed by sodium bis(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate in apolar solvents. Similar observations have been made if the surfactant is Triton X-100. The application of the positron annihilation technique to the study of microemulsions consisting of potassium oleate-alcohol-oil-water mixtures indicates, consistent with previous results, that microemulsion formation requires a certain water/oil ratio if the oil is a long-chain aliphatic hydrocarbon such as hexadecane. This ratio is 0.4 in the case of a 1-pentanol- and 0.2 for a 1-hexanol-containing mixture. This minimum water content is strongly reduced if the oil is an aromatic hydrocarbon. The positron annihilation data also sensitively reflect structural rearrangements in these solutions occurring upon further addition of water, such as the transition of spherical aggregates to a disk-like lamellae structure

  19. Baryon production in e+e- annihilation

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    The phenomenology of baryon production in high energy e+e-annihilation is described. Much can be understood in terms of mass effects. Comparisons with the rates for different flavours and spins, with momentum and transverse momentum spectra and with particle correlations are used to confront models. Diquark models give good descriptions, except for the on/off Υ(1s) rates. Areas for experimental and theoretical development are indicated. (author)

  20. Positron Annihilation Lifetimes in Compacted Iron Powder

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    The positron annihilation lifetime (PAL) spectroscopy has been performed on iron powder as a function of compacted powder load. The ortho-positronium lifetime increases from 1.45 to 2.55 ns with compaction load increment from 30 to 50 tons. By increasing the compaction load, the ultimate stress and hardness increases and the ductlity decreases. The result shows that there is a direct correlation between the void size and the load decrement. These results will be presented and discussed

  1. Micellar systems studied by positron annihilation techniques

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    The positron annihilation technique was applied to the study of the micelle formation process in aqueous and reversed micellar systems and to the determination of the site at which solubilizates become incorporated into the micelle. Furthermore, the effect of additives on the surfactant concentration at which a cooperative effect of reverse micellar solutions becomes observable was investigated and the location of the additives in aqueous micelles determined

  2. A positron annihilation study of hydrated DNA

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    Warman, J. M.; Eldrup, Morten Mostgaard

    1986-01-01

    Positron annihilation measurements are reported for hydrated DNA as a function of water content and as a function of temperature (20 to -180.degree. C) for samples containing 10 and 50% wt of water. The ortho-positronium mean lifetime and its intensity show distinct variations with the degree of...... content until, for approximately 50% water, its properties resemble more those of a highly viscous fluid....

  3. On the Annihilation Rate of WIMPs

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    Baumgart, Matthew; Rothstein, Ira Z.; Vaidya, Varun

    2014-01-01

    We develop a formalism that allows one to systematically calculate the WIMP annihilation rate into gamma rays whose energy far exceeds the weak scale. A factorization theorem is presented which separates the radiative corrections stemming from initial state potential interactions from loops involving the final state. This separation allows us to go beyond the fixed order calculation, which is polluted by large infrared logarithms. For the case of Majorana WIMPs transforming in the adjoint rep...

  4. Positron annihilation spectroscopy in condensed matter

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    The topic of positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) is the investigation of all aspects connected with the annihilation of slow positrons. This work deals with the application of PAS to different problems of materials science. The first chapter is an introduction to fundamental aspects of positron annihilation, as far as they are important to the different experimental techniques of PAS. Chapter 2 is concerned with the information obtainable by PAS. The three main experimental techniques of PAS (2γ-angular correlation, positron lifetime and Doppler broadening) are explained and problems in the application of these methods are discussed. Chapter 3 contains experimental results. According to the different fields of application it was subgrouped into: 1. Investigations of crystalline solids. Detection of structural defects in Cu, estimation of defect concentrations, study of the sintering of Cu powders as well as lattice defects in V3Si. 2. Chemical investigations. Structure of mixed solvents, selective solvation of mixed solvents by electrolytes as well as the micellization of sodium dodecylsulphate in aqueous solutions. 3. Investigations of glasses. Influence of heat treatment and production technology on the preorder of X-amorphous silica glass as well as preliminary measurements of pyrocerams. 4. Investigations of metallic glasses. Demonstration of the influence of production technology on parameters measurable by PAS. Chapter 4 contains a summary as well as an outlook of further applications of PAS to surface physics, medicine, biology and astrophysics. (author)

  5. Annihilation of low energy antiprotons in silicon

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    Aghion, S; Belov, A S; Bonomi, G; Bräunig, P; Bremer, J; Brusa, R S; Burghart, G; Cabaret, L; Caccia, M; Canali, C; Caravita, R; Castelli, F; Cerchiari, G; Cialdi, S; Comparat, D; Consolati, G; Derking, J H; Di Domizio, S; Di Noto, L; Doser, M; Dudarev, A; Ferragut, R; Fontana, A; Genova, P; Giammarchi, M; Gligorova, A; Gninenko, S N; Haider, S; Harasimovic, J; Huse, T; Jordan, E; Jørgensen, L V; Kaltenbacher, T; Kellerbauer, A; Knecht, A; Krasnický, D; Lagomarsino, V; Magnani, A; Mariazzi, S; Matveev, V A; Moia, F; Nebbia, G; Nédélec, P; Pacifico, N; Petrácek, V; Prelz, F; Prevedelli, M; Regenfus, C; Riccardi, C; Røhne, O; Rotondi, A; Sandaker, H; Susa, A; Vasquez, M A Subieta; Špacek, M; Testera, G; Welsch, C P; Zavatarelli, S

    2013-01-01

    The goal of the AE$\\mathrm{\\bar{g}}$IS experiment at the Antiproton Decelerator (AD) at CERN, is to measure directly the Earth's gravitational acceleration on antimatter. To achieve this goal, the AE$\\mathrm{\\bar{g}}$IS collaboration will produce a pulsed, cold (100 mK) antihydrogen beam with a velocity of a few 100 m/s and measure the magnitude of the vertical deflection of the beam from a straight path. The final position of the falling antihydrogen will be detected by a position sensitive detector. This detector will consist of an active silicon part, where the annihilations take place, followed by an emulsion part. Together, they allow to achieve 1$%$ precision on the measurement of $\\bar{g}$ with about 600 reconstructed and time tagged annihilations. We present here, to the best of our knowledge, the first direct measurement of antiproton annihilation in a segmented silicon sensor, the first step towards designing a position sensitive silicon detector for the AE$\\mathrm{\\bar{g}}$IS experiment. We also pr...

  6. Electroweak fragmentation functions for dark matter annihilation

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    Electroweak corrections can play a crucial role in dark matter annihilation. The emission of gauge bosons, in particular, leads to a secondary flux consisting of all Standard Model particles, and may be described by electroweak fragmentation functions. To assess the quality of the fragmentation function approximation to electroweak radiation in dark matter annihilation, we have calculated the flux of secondary particles from gauge-boson emission in models with Majorana fermion and vector dark matter, respectively. For both models, we have compared cross sections and energy spectra of positrons and antiprotons after propagation through the galactic halo in the fragmentation function approximation and in the full calculation. Fragmentation functions fail to describe the particle fluxes in the case of Majorana fermion annihilation into light fermions: the helicity suppression of the lowest-order cross section in such models cannot be lifted by the leading logarithmic contributions included in the fragmentation function approach. However, for other classes of models like vector dark matter, where the lowest-order cross section is not suppressed, electroweak fragmentation functions provide a simple, model-independent and accurate description of secondary particle fluxes

  7. Delayed annihilation of antiprotons in helium gas

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    The delayed annihilation of antiprotons, which was recently discovered in liquid 4He at KEK, has been studied at CERN in gas-phase 4He and 3He. The annihilation time spectra in gas 4He at various pressures were found to be similar to that for liquid 4He. The observed average lifetime in the region t > 1μsec for 3 atm 4He was about 3.2μsec, while for 3 atm 3He gas it was 2.8μsec, i.e. shorter by 15 %. The time spectra show a growth-decay type function, which is indicative of the presence of a series of metastable states. For 4He and 3He they have nearly identical shapes, differing only in the time scale by 14 ± 3 %. These observations are qualitatively consistent with the atomic model of p-bare-He++ proposed by Condo. The time spectra were found to be sensitive to the presence of small amounts (as small as 20 ppm) of H2. No evidence was seen for delayed annihilation in gaseous Ne. 36.10. (author)

  8. Modeling momentum distributions of positron annihilation radiation in solids

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    Makkonen, Ilja

    2007-01-01

    Positron annihilation spectroscopy is a materials characterization method especially applicable for studying vacancy defects in solids. In typical crystal lattices positrons get trapped at vacancy-type defects. By measuring positron lifetimes and momentum distributions of positron annihilation radiation one obtains information about the open volumes and the chemical environments of the defects. Computational tools can be used in the analysis of positron annihilation experiments. Calculate...

  9. On e+e- annihilation to fire photons

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    The cross section of electron and positron annihilation at high energy equalling 5 photons is calculated using the method of spiral amplitudes. Kinematics corresponding to the events when in the beam inertia center system the angles between photon pulses and beam axes are not small, is considered. Validation of total cross section of multiphoton annihilation of a pair at high energies are presented. Annihilation channels of orthopositronium with 3 and 5 photons are considered. Exact expression for spiral amplitudes is presented

  10. Symmetry and QED tests in rare annihilation modes of positronium

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    Recent experiments on positronium annihilation have confirmed QED calculations at high orders of alpha and tested discrete fundamental symmetries. These measurements search for rare modes of annihilation which are distinguished from backgrounds by their specific decay signatures. New developments in beyond Standard Model theory provide motivation for new measurements of such decays. A brief history of searches for rare annihilation modes of Ps is given. Recent experimental and theoretical developments are reviewed. Experiments currently being planned are discussed

  11. Entanglement-annihilating and entanglement-breaking channels

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    Moravčíková, Lenka; Ziman, Mario

    2010-01-01

    We introduce and investigate a family of entanglement-annihilating channels. These channels are capable of destroying any quantum entanglement within the system they act on. We show that they are not necessarily entanglement breaking. In order to achieve this result we analyze the subset of locally entanglement-annihilating channels. In this case, the same local noise applied on each subsystem individually is less entanglement annihilating (with respect to multi-partite entanglement) as the n...

  12. Branching-rate expansion around annihilating random walks.

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    Benitez, Federico; Wschebor, Nicolás

    2012-07-01

    We present some exact results for branching and annihilating random walks. We compute the nonuniversal threshold value of the annihilation rate for having a phase transition in the simplest reaction-diffusion system belonging to the directed percolation universality class. Also, we show that the accepted scenario for the appearance of a phase transition in the parity conserving universality class must be improved. In order to obtain these results we perform an expansion in the branching rate around pure annihilation, a theory without branching. This expansion is possible because we manage to solve pure annihilation exactly in any dimension. PMID:23005353

  13. Dark Matter Annihilation at the Galactic Center

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    Linden, Timothy Ryan [Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA (United States)

    2013-06-01

    Observations by the WMAP and PLANCK satellites have provided extraordinarily accurate observations on the densities of baryonic matter, dark matter, and dark energy in the universe. These observations indicate that our universe is composed of approximately ve times as much dark matter as baryonic matter. However, e orts to detect a particle responsible for the energy density of dark matter have been unsuccessful. Theoretical models have indicated that a leading candidate for the dark matter is the lightest supersymmetric particle, which may be stable due to a conserved R-parity. This dark matter particle would still be capable of interacting with baryons via weak-force interactions in the early universe, a process which was found to naturally explain the observed relic abundance of dark matter today. These residual annihilations can persist, albeit at a much lower rate, in the present universe, providing a detectable signal from dark matter annihilation events which occur throughout the universe. Simulations calculating the distribution of dark matter in our galaxy almost universally predict the galactic center of the Milky Way Galaxy (GC) to provide the brightest signal from dark matter annihilation due to its relative proximity and large simulated dark matter density. Recent advances in telescope technology have allowed for the rst multiwavelength analysis of the GC, with suitable e ective exposure, angular resolution, and energy resolution in order to detect dark matter particles with properties similar to those predicted by the WIMP miracle. In this work, I describe ongoing e orts which have successfully detected an excess in -ray emission from the region immediately surrounding the GC, which is di cult to describe in terms of standard di use emission predicted in the GC region. While the jury is still out on any dark matter interpretation of this excess, I describe several related observations which may indicate a dark matter origin. Finally, I discuss the

  14. Particle-antiparticle asymmetries from annihilations

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    Baldes, Iason; Petraki, Kalliopi; Volkas, Raymond R

    2014-01-01

    An extensively studied mechanism to create particle-antiparticle asymmetries is the out-of-equilibrium and CP violating decay of a heavy particle. Here we instead examine how asymmetries can arise purely from 2 2 annihilations rather than from the usual 1 2 decays and inverse decays. We review the general conditions on the reaction rates that arise from S-matrix unitarity and CPT invariance, and show how these are implemented in the context of a simple toy model. We formulate the Boltzmann equations for this model, and present an example solution.

  15. Apparatus for photon activation positron annihilation analysis

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    Akers, Douglas W.

    2007-06-12

    Non-destructive testing apparatus according to one embodiment of the invention comprises a photon source. The photon source produces photons having predetermined energies and directs the photons toward a specimen being tested. The photons from the photon source result in the creation of positrons within the specimen being tested. A detector positioned adjacent the specimen being tested detects gamma rays produced by annihilation of positrons with electrons. A data processing system operatively associated with the detector produces output data indicative of a lattice characteristic of the specimen being tested.

  16. Deuteron production in e+e--annihilation

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    We argue that in e+e--annihilation (including υ-decay) deuteron production should be given by the overlap of the deuteron wave function with the wave function of a pn-pair. The production rate depends sensitively upon the size of the production region. Taking into account the strong correlation between protons and neutrons, experimental results for υ-decay are consistent with the size expected in the Lund string fragmentation model. A prediction is given for the deuteron production in Z-decay

  17. Positron annihilation in SiO2

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    Defects in different types of crystalline and fused quartz have been studied by conventional coincidence positron annihilation and optical absorption technique before and after 60Co gamma irradiation with 500 krad, 2 Mrad and 15.8 Mrad. Samples of synthetic powdered quartz (SPQ), natural quartz (NQ), low-OH synthetic monocrystal quartz (LSMQ), high-OH-fused quartz (HFQ) and low-OH fused quartz (LFQ) have been investigated. Two- and three-component analysis of the positron lifetime spectra have been applied. Data on lifetime (τ), intensities (I) and mean lifetimes have been obtained by exponential fitting of spectra. In non-irradiated SPQ and LSMQ big differences in the values of I2 (1.53% vs. 16.0%) and τ2 (1460 ps vs. 478 ps) have been noticed. This is explained by an increased number of dislocations in the synthetic quartz. The τ2 is interpreted as apparent mixed lifetime of two pick-off annihilation of oPs and positron annihilation in micro cracks. The values of τ1 in HFQ (178 ps) and in LHQ (173 ps) are attributed to positron annihilation in small crystalline areas in the glass. Because of the sharp increase in Ps formation probability in amorphous state, the longest component intensity I3 in these samples is of the order of 50%. After gamma irradiation, a creation of coloured centres has been observed only in SPQ and LFQ., which is connected with Al substitutional impurity. The newly detected diffused band at 215 nm in UV-spectra of irradiated LFQ is attributed to a positively charged oxygen vacancy (E'1 centre) which explains the lack of difference between the parameters of irradiated and non irradiated LFQ. The increased mean positron lifetime of irradiated HFQ is ascribed to creation of negatively charged defects able to trap positrons. Except for HFQ, all samples have surprisingly shown a decrease, although slight, in their mean positron lifetime values after low dose irradiation. The authors ascribe this to possible self-annealing of some defects due

  18. Nucleon-antinucleon annihilation in chiral soliton model

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    We investigate annihilation process of nucleons in chiral soliton model by path integral method. Soliton-antisoliton pair is shown to decay into pions at range of order of about 1 fm, defined by SS-bar potential. Contribution of annihilation channel into elastic scattering is discussed. (author). 14 refs, 1 fig

  19. CMB constraint on dark matter annihilation after Planck 2015

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    Masahiro Kawasaki

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available We update the constraint on the dark matter annihilation cross section by using the recent measurements of the CMB anisotropy by the Planck satellite. We fully calculate the cascade of dark matter annihilation products and their effects on ionization, heating and excitation of the hydrogen, hence do not rely on any assumption on the energy fractions that cause these effects.

  20. CMB constraint on dark matter annihilation after Planck 2015

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    Masahiro Kawasaki; Kazunori Nakayama; Toyokazu Sekiguchi

    2016-01-01

    We update the constraint on the dark matter annihilation cross section by using the recent measurements of the CMB anisotropy by the Planck satellite. We fully calculate the cascade of dark matter annihilation products and their effects on ionization, heating and excitation of the hydrogen, hence do not rely on any assumption on the energy fractions that cause these effects.

  1. Studies of defects and defect agglomerates by positron annihilation spectroscopy

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    Eldrup, Morten Mostgaard; Singh, B.N.

    1997-01-01

    A brief introduction to positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS), and in particular lo its use for defect studies in metals is given. Positrons injected into a metal may become trapped in defects such as vacancies, vacancy clusters, voids, bubbles and dislocations and subsequently annihilate from...... advantages of the use of PAS are pointed out. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science B.V....

  2. CMB Constraint on Dark Matter Annihilation after Planck 2015

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    Kawasaki, Masahiro; Sekiguchi, Toyokazu

    2015-01-01

    We update the constraint on the dark matter annihilation cross section by using the recent measurements of the CMB anisotropy by the Planck satellite. We fully calculate the cascade of dark matter annihilation products and their effects on ionization, heating and excitation of the hydrogen, hence do not rely on any assumption on the energy fractions that cause these effects.

  3. Cohomology of projective schemes: From annihilators to vanishing

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    Chardin, Marc

    2002-01-01

    We provide bounds on the Castelnuovo-Mumford regularity in terms of ``defining equations'' by using elements that annihilates some cohomology modules, inspired by works of Miyazaki, Nagel, Schenzel and Vogel. The elements in these annihilators are provided either by liaison or by tight closure theories. Our results hold in any characteristic.

  4. Nucleon-antinucleon annihilation in chiral soliton model

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    We investigate annihilation process of nucleons in the chiral soliton model by the path integral method. A soliton-antisoliton pair is shown to decay into mesons at range of about 1fm, defined by the S bar S potential. Contribution of the annihilation channel to the elastic scattering is discussed

  5. Direct evidence for positron annihilation from shallow traps

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    Linderoth, Søren; Hidalgo, C.

    1987-01-01

    For deformed Ag the temperature dependence of the positron lifetime parameters is followed between 12 and 300 K. Clear direct evidence for positron trapping and annihilation at shallow traps, with a positron binding energy of 9±2 meV and annihilation characteristics very similar to those in the...

  6. Impact of dark matter decays and annihilations on structure formation

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    Mapelli, M.; Ripamonti, E.

    2007-01-01

    Abstract: We derived the evolution of the energy deposition in the intergalactic medium (IGM) by different decaying (or annihilating) dark matter (DM) candidates. Heavy annihilating DM particles (with mass larger than a few GeV) have no influence on reionization and heating, even if we assume that a

  7. Precipitation Study in Inconel 625 Alloy by Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy

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    M.Ahmad; W. Ahmad; M.A.Shaikh; Mahmud Ahmad; M.U. Rajput

    2003-01-01

    Precipitation in Inconel 625 alloy has been studied by positron annihilation spectroscopy and electron microscopy. The observeddependence of annihilation characteristics on aging time is attributed to the change of the positron state due to the increaseand decrease of the density and size of the γ″ precipitates. Hardness measurements and lifetime measurements are in goodagreement.

  8. Neutrino signals from electroweak bremsstrahlung in solar WIMP annihilation

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    Bell, Nicole F.; Brennan, Amelia J.; Jacques, Thomas D., E-mail: n.bell@unimelb.edu.au, E-mail: a.brennan@pgrad.unimelb.edu.au, E-mail: thomas.jacques@asu.edu [ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale, School of Physics, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 (Australia)

    2012-10-01

    Bremsstrahlung of W and Z gauge bosons, or photons, can be an important dark matter annihilation channel. In many popular models in which the annihilation to a pair of light fermions is helicity suppressed, these bremsstrahlung processes can lift the suppression and thus become the dominant annihilation channels. The resulting dark matter annihilation products contain a large, energetic, neutrino component. We consider solar WIMP annihilation in the case where electroweak bremsstrahlung dominates, and calculate the resulting neutrino spectra. The flux consists of primary neutrinos produced in processes such as χχ→ν-bar νZ and χχ→ν-bar lW, and secondary neutrinos produced via the decays of gauge bosons and charged leptons. After dealing with the neutrino propagation and flavour evolution in the Sun, we consider the prospects for detection in neutrino experiments on Earth. We compare our signal with that for annihilation to W{sup +}W{sup −}, and show that, for a given annihilation rate, the bremsstrahlung annihilation channel produces a larger signal by a factor of a few.

  9. CMB constraint on dark matter annihilation after Planck 2015

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    Kawasaki, Masahiro; Nakayama, Kazunori; Sekiguchi, Toyokazu

    2016-05-01

    We update the constraint on the dark matter annihilation cross section by using the recent measurements of the CMB anisotropy by the Planck satellite. We fully calculate the cascade of dark matter annihilation products and their effects on ionization, heating and excitation of the hydrogen, hence do not rely on any assumption on the energy fractions that cause these effects.

  10. First star formation with dark matter annihilation

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    Ripamonti, E; Ferrara, A; Schneider, R; Bressan, A; Marigo, P

    2010-01-01

    We study the effects of WIMP Dark Matter Annihilations (DMAs) on the evolution of primordial gas clouds hosting the first stars. We follow the collapse of gas and DM within a 1e6 Msun halo virializing at redshift z=20, from z=1000 to slightly before the formation of a hydrostatic core, properly including gas heating/cooling and chemistry processes induced by DMAs, and exploring the dependency of the results on different parameters (DM particle mass, self-annihilation cross section, gas opacity, feedback strength). Independently of such parameters, when the central baryon density, n_c, is lower than the critical density, n_crit ~1e9-1e13 #/cm^3, corresponding to a model-dependent balance between DMA energy input and gas cooling rate, DMA ionizations catalyze an increase in the H2 abundance by a factor ~100. The increased cooling moderately reduces the temperature (by ~30%) but does not significantly reduce the fragmentation mass scale. For n_c > n_crit, the DMA energy injection exceeds the cooling, with the ex...

  11. D-brane scattering and annihilation

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    D'Amico, Guido; Kleban, Matthew; Schillo, Marjorie

    2014-01-01

    We study the dynamics of parallel brane-brane and brane-antibrane scattering in string theory in flat spacetime, focusing on the pair production of open strings that stretch between the branes. We are particularly interested in the case of scattering at small impact parameter $b < l_s$, where there is a tachyon in the spectrum when a brane and an antibrane approach within a string length. Our conclusion is that despite the tachyon, branes and antibranes can pass through each other with only a very small probability of annihilating, so long as $g_s$ is small and the relative velocity $v$ is neither too small nor too close to 1. Our analysis is relevant also to the case of charged open string production in world-volume electric fields, and we make use of this T-dual scenario in our analysis. We briefly discuss the application of our results to a stringy model of inflation involving moving branes.

  12. Positron annihilation studies of organic superconductivity

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    The positron lifetimes of two organic superconductors, κ-(ET)2Cu(NCS)2 and κ-(ET)2Cu[N(CN)2]Br, are measured as a function of temperature across Tc. A drop of positron lifetime below Tc is observed. Positron-electron momentum densities are measured by using 2D-ACAR to search for the Fermi surface in κ-(ET)2Cu[N(CN)2]Br. Positron density distributions and positron-electron overlaps are calculated by using the orthogonalized linear combination atomic orbital (OLCAO) method to interprete the temperature dependence due to the local charge transfer which is inferred to relate to the superconducting transition. 2D-ACAR results in κ-(ET)2Cu[N(CN)2]Br are compared with theoretical band calculations based on a first-principles local density approximation. Importance of performing accurate band calculations for the interpretation of positron annihilation data is emphasized

  13. Simulation of the annihilation emission of galactic positrons

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    Positrons annihilate in the central region of our Galaxy. This has been known since the detection of a strong emission line centered on an energy of 511 keV in the direction of the Galactic center. This gamma-ray line is emitted during the annihilation of positrons with electrons from the interstellar medium. The spectrometer SPI, onboard the INTEGRAL observatory, performed spatial and spectral analyses of the positron annihilation emission. This thesis presents a study of the Galactic positron annihilation emission based on models of the different interactions undergone by positrons in the interstellar medium. The models are relied on our present knowledge of the properties of the interstellar medium in the Galactic bulge, where most of the positrons annihilate, and of the physics of positrons (production, propagation and annihilation processes). In order to obtain constraints on the positrons sources and physical characteristics of the annihilation medium, we compared the results of the models to measurements provided by the SPI spectrometer. (author)

  14. Minimal semi-annihilating ZN scalar dark matter

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    We study the dark matter from an inert doublet and a complex scalar singlet stabilized by ZN symmetries. This field content is the minimal one that allows dimensionless semi-annihilation couplings for N > 2. We consider explicitly the Z3 and Z4 cases and take into account constraints from perturbativity, unitarity, vacuum stability, necessity for the electroweak ZN preserving vacuum to be the global minimum, electroweak precision tests, upper limits from direct detection and properties of the Higgs boson. Co-annihilation and semi-annihilation of dark sector particles as well as dark matter conversion significantly modify the cosmic abundance and direct detection phenomenology

  15. Minimal semi-annihilating ℤN scalar dark matter

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    We study the dark matter from an inert doublet and a complex scalar singlet stabilized by ℤN symmetries. This field content is the minimal one that allows dimensionless semi-annihilation couplings for N>2. We consider explicitly the ℤ3 and ℤ4 cases and take into account constraints from perturbativity, unitarity, vacuum stability, necessity for the electroweak ℤN preserving vacuum to be the global minimum, electroweak precision tests, upper limits from direct detection and properties of the Higgs boson. Co-annihilation and semi-annihilation of dark sector particles as well as dark matter conversion significantly modify the cosmic abundance and direct detection phenomenology

  16. Positron-molecule interactions: resonant attachment, annihilation, and bound states

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    Gribakin, G F; Surko, C M; 10.1103/RevModPhys.82.2557

    2010-01-01

    This article presents an overview of current understanding of the interaction of low-energy positrons with molecules with emphasis on resonances, positron attachment and annihilation. Annihilation rates measured as a function of positron energy reveal the presence of vibrational Feshbach resonances (VFR) for many polyatomic molecules. These resonances lead to strong enhancement of the annihilation rates. They also provide evidence that positrons bind to many molecular species. A quantitative theory of VFR-mediated attachment to small molecules is presented. It is tested successfully for selected molecules (e.g., methyl halides and methanol) where all modes couple to the positron continuum. Combination and overtone resonances are observed and their role is elucidated. In larger molecules, annihilation rates from VFR far exceed those explicable on the basis of single-mode resonances. These enhancements increase rapidly with the number of vibrational degrees of freedom. While the details are as yet unclear, intr...

  17. Baryon production in $e^{+}e^{-}$-annihilation at PETRA

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    Bartel, Wulfrin; Dittmann, P; Eichler, R; Felst, R; Haidt, Dieter; Krehbiel, H; Meier, K; Naroska, Beate; O'Neill, L H; Steffen, P; Wenninger, Horst; Zhang, Y; Elsen, E E; Helm, M; Petersen, A; Warming, P; Weber, G; Bethke, Siegfried; Drumm, H; Heintze, J; Heinzelmann, G; Hellenbrand, K H; Heuer, R D; Von Krogh, J; Lennert, P; Kawabata, S; Matsumura, H; Nozaki, T; Olsson, J; Rieseberg, H; Wagner, A; Bell, A; Foster, F; Hughes, G; Wriedt, H; Allison, J; Ball, A H; Bamford, G; Barlow, R; Bowdery, C K; Duerdoth, I P; Hassard, J F; King, B T; Loebinger, F K; MacBeth, A A; McCann, H; Mills, H E; Murphy, P G; Prosper, H B; Stephens, K; Clarke, D; Goddard, M C; Marshall, R; Pearce, G F; Kobayashi, T; Komamiya, S; Koshiba, M; Minowa, M; Nozaki, M; Orito, S; Sato, A; Suda, T; Takeda, H; Totsuka, Y; Watanabe, Y; Yamada, S; Yanagisawa, C

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    Data on p and Lambda production by e/sup +/e/sup -/-annihilation at CM energies between 30 and 36 GeV are presented. Indication for an angular anticorrelation in events with baryon-antibaryon pairs is seen.

  18. Semi-Annihilating Wino-Like Dark Matter

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    Spray, Andrew P

    2015-01-01

    Semi-annihilation is a generic feature of dark matter theories with symmetries larger than Z_2. We explore a model based on a Z_4-symmetric dark sector comprised of a scalar singlet and a "wino"-like fermion SU(2)_L triplet. This is the minimal example of semi-annihilation with a gauge-charged fermion. We study the interplay of the Sommerfeld effect in both annihilation and semi-annihilation channels. The modifications to the relic density allow otherwise-forbidden regions of parameter space and can substantially weaken indirect detection constraints. We perform a parameter scan and find that the entire region where the model comprises all the observed dark matter is accessible to current and planned direct and indirect searches.

  19. Black Hole Window into p-Wave Dark Matter Annihilation.

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    Shelton, Jessie; Shapiro, Stuart L; Fields, Brian D

    2015-12-01

    We present a new method to measure or constrain p-wave-suppressed cross sections for dark matter (DM) annihilations inside the steep density spikes induced by supermassive black holes. We demonstrate that the high DM densities, together with the increased velocity dispersion, within such spikes combine to make thermal p-wave annihilation cross sections potentially visible in γ-ray observations of the Galactic center (GC). The resulting DM signal is a bright central point source with emission originating from DM annihilations in the absence of a detectable spatially extended signal from the halo. We define two simple reference theories of DM with a thermal p-wave annihilation cross section and establish new limits on the combined particle and astrophysical parameter space of these models, demonstrating that Fermi Large Area Telescope is currently sensitive to thermal p-wave DM over a wide range of possible scenarios for the DM distribution in the GC. PMID:26684108

  20. Dark Matter Annihilation in the First Galaxy Halos

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    Schon, Sarah; Avram, Cassandra A; Wyithe, J Stuart B; Barberio, Elisabetta

    2014-01-01

    We investigate the impact of energy released from self-annihilating dark matter on heating of gas in the small, high-redshift dark matter halos thought to host the first stars. A SUSY neutralino like particle is implemented as our dark matter candidate. The PYTHIA code is used to model the final, stable particle distributions produced during the annihilation process. We use an analytic treatment in conjunction with the code MEDEA2 to find the energy transfer and subsequent partition into heating, ionizing and Lyman alpha photon components. We consider a number of halo density models, dark matter particle masses and annihilation channels. We find that the injected energy from dark matter exceeds the binding energy of the gas within a $10^5$ - $10^6$ M$_\\odot$ halo at redshifts above 20, preventing star formation in early halos in which primordial gas would otherwise cool. Thus we find that DM annihilation could delay the formation of the first galaxies.

  1. Coincidence Doppler Broadening of Positron Annihilation Radiation in Fe

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    do Nascimento, E.; Vanin, V. R.; Maidana, N. L.; Helene, O.

    2013-06-01

    We measured the Doppler broadening annihilation radiation spectrum in Fe, using 22NaCl as a positron source, and two Ge detectors in coincidence arrangement. The two-dimensional coincidence energy spectrum was fitted using a model function that included positron annihilation with the conduction band and 3d electrons, 3s and 3p electrons, and in-flight positron annihilation. Detectors response functions included backscattering and a combination of Compton and pulse pileup, ballistic deficit and shaping effects. The core electrons annihilation intensity was measured as 16.4(3) %, with almost all the remainder assigned to the less bound electrons. The obtained results are in agreement with published theoretical values.

  2. Ultrahigh energy cosmic rays from dark matter annihilation

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    Dick, R.; P. Blasi(INAF Arcetri); Kolb, E. W.

    2002-01-01

    Annihilation of clumped superheavy dark matter provides an interesting explanation for the origin of ultrahigh energy cosmic rays. The predicted anisotropy signal provides a unique signature for this scenario.

  3. Baryon production in e+e--annihilation at PETRA

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    Data on anti p and anti Λ production by e+e--annihilation at CM energies between 30 and 36 GeV are presented. Indication for an angular anticorrelation in events with baryon antibaryon pairs is seen. (orig.)

  4. Dark matter annihilation in the first galaxy haloes

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    Schön, S.; Mack, K. J.; Avram, C. A.; Wyithe, J. S. B.; Barberio, E.

    2015-08-01

    We investigate the impact of energy released from self-annihilating dark matter (DM) on heating of gas in the small, high-redshift DM haloes thought to host the first stars. A supersymmetric (SUSY)-neutralino-like particle is implemented as our DM candidate. The PYTHIA code is used to model the final, stable particle distributions produced during the annihilation process. We use an analytic treatment in conjunction with the code MEDEA2 to find the energy transfer and subsequent partition into heating, ionizing and Lyman α photon components. We consider a number of halo density models, DM particle masses and annihilation channels. We find that the injected energy from DM exceeds the binding energy of the gas within a 105-106 M⊙ halo at redshifts above 20, preventing star formation in early haloes in which primordial gas would otherwise cool. Thus we find that DM annihilation could delay the formation of the first galaxies.

  5. Polymerization of epoxy resins studied by positron annihilation

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    The polymerization process of epoxy resins (bisphenol-A dicyanate) was studied using positron-annihilation spectroscopy. The polymerization from monomer to polymer through a polymerization reaction was followed by positron-annihilation lifetime spectroscopy measurements. Resins kept at curing temperatures (120, 150 and 200 oC) changed form from of powder to a solid through a liquid. The size of the intermolecular spaces of the solid samples increased along with the progress of polymerization. (author)

  6. Effects of Bound States on Dark Matter Annihilation

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    An, Haipeng; Wise, Mark B.; Zhang, Yue

    2016-01-01

    We study the impact of bound state formation on dark matter annihilation rates in models where dark matter interacts via a light mediator, the dark photon. We derive the general cross section for radiative capture into all possible bound states, and point out its non-trivial dependence on the dark matter velocity and the dark photon mass. For indirect detection, our result shows that dark matter annihilation inside bound states can play an important role in enhancing signal rates over the rat...

  7. Effects of Bound States on Dark Matter Annihilation

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    An, Haipeng; Wise, Mark B.; Zhang, Yue

    2016-01-01

    We study the impact of bound state formation on dark matter annihilation rates in models where dark matter interacts via a light mediator, the dark photon. We derive the general cross section for radiative capture into all possible bound states, and point out its non-trivial dependence on the dark matter velocity and the dark photon mass. For indirect detection, our result shows that dark matter annihilation inside bound states can play an important role in enhancing signal ...

  8. Rescattering effects in antiproton deuteron annihilation at intermediate energies

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    In this paper higher order corrections to the single scattering term for antiproton deuteron annihilation are evaluated. As dominant corrections the initial state interaction of the antiprotons and the rescattering of pions are considered. For low spectator momenta, these corrections cause a strong modulation of the distribution in the invariant mass of the annihilation pions, which could modify the parameters of the resonant baryonium states

  9. Breit-Wigner Enhancement of Dark Matter Annihilation

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    Ibe, Masahiro; /SLAC; Murayama, Hitoshi; /Tokyo U., IPMU /UC, Berkeley /LBL, Berkeley; Yanagida, T.T.; /Tokyo U. /Tokyo U., IPMU

    2009-06-19

    We point out that annihilation of dark matter in the galactic halo can be enhanced relative to that in the early universe due to a Breit-Wigner tail, if the dark matter annihilates through a pole just below the threshold. This provides a new explanation to the 'boost factor' which is suggested by the recent data of the PAMELA, ATIC and PPB-BETS cosmic-ray experiments.

  10. Proton-antiproton reactions via double annihilation of quarks

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    Exclusive baryon production in low energy panti p reactions is analysed within an internal double annihilation model using SU(6) wave functions. The annihilation is parametrised by intermediate gluon or meson states. We are able to predict several total cross sections for the reactions panti p→Banti B' which are of relevance for future experiments at LEAR. By examining the already existing data we show that the exchanged particle must be of vector type. (orig.)

  11. The Distribution and Annihilation of Dark Matter Around Black Holes

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    Schnittman, Jeremy D.

    2015-01-01

    We use a Monte Carlo code to calculate the geodesic orbits of test particles around Kerr black holes, generating a distribution function of both bound and unbound populations of dark matter particles. From this distribution function, we calculate annihilation rates and observable gamma-ray spectra for a few simple dark matter models. The features of these spectra are sensitive to the black hole spin, observer inclination, and detailed properties of the dark matter annihilation cross section a...

  12. Dark Matter Annihilation and the PAMELA, FERMI and ATIC Anomalies

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    El-Zant, A. A.; Khalil, S.; Okada, H.

    2009-01-01

    If dark matter (DM) annihilation accounts for the tantalizing excess of cosmic ray electron/positrons, as reported by the PAMELA, ATIC, HESS and FERMI observatories, then the implied annihilation cross section must be relatively large. This results, in the context of standard cosmological models, in very small relic DM abundances that are incompatible with astrophysical observations. We explore possible resolutions to this apparent conflict in terms of non-standard cosmological scenarios; pla...

  13. On the Annihilation Rate of WIMPs

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    Baumgart, Matthew; Vaidya, Varun

    2014-01-01

    We develop a formalism that allows one to systematically calculate the WIMP annihilation rate into gamma rays whose energy far exceeds the weak scale. A factorization theorem is presented which separates the radiative corrections stemming from initial state potential interactions from loops involving the final state. This separation allows us to go beyond the fixed the order calculation, which is polluted by large infrared logarithms. For the case of Majorana WIMPs transforming in the adjoint representation of SU(2), we present the result for the resummed rate at leading double log accuracy in terms of two initial state partial wave matrix elements and one hard matching coefficient. For a given model, one may calculate the cross section by calculating the tree level matching coefficient and determining the value of a local four fermion operator. We find that the effects of resummation can be as large as 100% for a 20 TeV WIMP. The generalization of the formalism to other types of WIMPs is discussed.

  14. Antimatter annihilation detection with AEgIS

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    Gligorova, Angela

    2015-01-01

    AE ̄ gIS (Antimatter Experiment: Gravity, Interferometry, Spectroscopy) is an antimatter exper- iment based at CERN, whose primary goal is to carry out the first direct measurement of the Earth’s gravitational acceleration on antimatter. A precise measurement of antimatter gravity would be the first precision test of the Weak Equivalence Principle for antimatter. The principle of the experiment is based on the formation of antihydrogen through a charge exchange reaction between laser excited (Rydberg) positronium and ultra-cold antiprotons. The antihydrogen atoms will be accelerated by an inhomogeneous electric field (Stark acceleration) to form a pulsed cold beam. The free fall of the antihydrogen due to Earth’s gravity will be measured using a moiré de- flectometer and a hybrid position detector. This detector is foreseen to consist of an active silicon part, where the annihilation of antihydrogen takes place, followed by an emulsion part coupled to a fiber time-of-flight detector. This overview prese...

  15. Positron annihilation in medical substances of insulin

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    Positrons lifetimes were measured in medical substances of insulin (human and animal), differing as far as the degree of purity and time of their activity in the organism are concerned. In all of the cases the spectrum of positron lifetime was distributed into three components, with the long-life component ranging from 1.8 to 2.08 ns and the intensity taking on values from 18% to 24%. Making use of Tao-Eldrup model, the average radius of the free volume, in which o-Ps annihilated, and the degree of filling in the volume were determined. It was found that the value of the long-life component for human insulin is higher than that of animal insulin. Moreover, the value of this component clearly depends on the manner of purification of the insulin. It was also noticed that there occurs a correlation between the value of this component and the time after which it begins to be active in the organism, as well as the total time of its activity. (author)

  16. Annihilation of antiproton on deuteron at rest

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    The system of Faddeev equations for amplitudes of anti pD iteraction at rest accounting for higher partial anti NN waves is derived. From its solution the total and elastic anti pD cross sections are calculated. Predictions for the missing-mass spectrum in the anti pD annihilation are made. The P-wave anti NN states give small contribution to the anti pD cross section at rest, the theoretical value of the latter being less than the experimental cross section extrapolated to the threshold. Let us emphasize that the total anti pD cross section depending weakly on the radii of anti NN interactions is sensitive to the values of the anti NN scattering lengths. Experimental data for anti pD cross sections at rest can be obtained only by extrapolation procedure. Henceforth it is very important to investigate the anti pD interactions at low but non-zero momenta where the direct comparison to the experiment is possible

  17. Nonabelian dark matter with resonant annihilation

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    We construct a model based on an extra gauge symmetry, SU(2)X×U(1)B−L, which can provide gauge bosons to serve as weakly-interacting massive particle dark matter. The stability of the dark matter is naturally guaranteed by a discrete Z2 symmetry that is a subgroup of SU(2)X. The dark matter interacts with standard model fermions by exchanging gauge bosons which are linear combinations of SU(2)X×U(1)B−L gauge bosons. With the appropriate choice of representation for the new scalar multiplet whose vacuum expectation value spontaneously breaks the SU(2)X symmetry, the relation between the new gauge boson masses can naturally lead to resonant pair annihilation of the dark matter. After exploring the parameter space of the new gauge couplings subject to constraints from collider data and the observed relic density, we use the results to evaluate the cross section of the dark matter scattering off nucleons and compare it with data from the latest direct detection experiments. We find allowed parameter regions that can be probed by future direct searches for dark matter and LHC searches for new particles

  18. Positron Annihilation in Medical Substances of Insulin

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    Pietrzak, R.; Szatanik, R.

    2005-05-01

    Positrons lifetimes were measured in medical substances of insulin (human and animal), differing as far as the degree of purity and time of their activity in the organism are concerned. In all of the cases the spectrum of positron lifetime was distributed into three components, with the long-life component ranging from 1.8 to 2.08 ns and the intensity taking on values from 18 to 24%. Making use of Tao-Eldrup model, the average radius of the free volume, in which o-Ps annihilated, and the degree of filling in the volume were determined. It was found that the value of the long-life component for human insulin is higher than that of animal insulin. Moreover, the value of this component clearly depends on the manner of purification of the insulin. It was also noticed that there occurs a correlation between the value of this component and the time after which it begins to be active in the organism, as well as the total time of its activity.

  19. Charm production in antiproton-proton annihilation

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    Haidenbauer, J

    2010-01-01

    We study the production of charmed mesons (D) and baryons (Lambda_c) in antiproton-proton (app) annihilation close to their respective production thresholds. The elementary charm production process is described by either baryon/meson exchange or by quark/gluon dynamics. Effects of the interactions in the initial and final states are taken into account rigorously. The calculations are performed in close analogy to our earlier study on app -> antiLambda-Lambda and app -> antiK-K by connecting the processes via SU(4) flavor symmetry. Our predictions for the antiLambda_c-Lambda_c production cross section are in the order of 1 to 7 mb, i.e. a factor of around 10-70 smaller than the corresponding cross sections for antiLambda-Lambda However, they are 100 to 1000 times larger than predictions of other model calculations in the literature. On the other hand, the resulting cross sections for antiD-D production are found to be in the order of 10^{-2} -- 10^{-1} microbarn and they turned out to be comparable to those ob...

  20. The influence of antioxidant on positron annihilation in polypropylene

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    The purpose of this report is to check the influence of the carbonyl groups (CG), created by oxygen naturally dissolved in a polymer matrix and by the source irradiation, on annihilation characteristics of free positrons using the positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy (PALS) and coincidence Doppler-broadening spectroscopy (CDBS). Positron annihilation in a pure polypropylene (PP) and in an antioxidant-containing polypropylene (PPA) sample at room and low temperatures has been studied by CDBS. PALS has been used as an o-Ps (orth-positronium) formation monitor. The momentum density distributions of electrons obtained by CDBS at the beginning of measurements have been compared to that at the o-Ps intensity saturation level. It has been shown that the initial concentration of carbonyl groups in a PP sample is high, while for an antioxidant-containing sample, PPA, carbonyl groups are not detected by CDBS. CDBS spectra for a PP can be explained by annihilation of free positrons with the oxygen contained in the carbonyl groups. For a PPA sample, no significant contribution of annihilation with oxygen core electrons can be concluded. (Y. Kazumata)

  1. CMB Constraints On The Thermal WIMP Annihilation Cross Section

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    Steigman, Gary

    2015-01-01

    A thermal relic, often referred to as a weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP),is a particle produced during the early evolution of the Universe whose relic abundance (e.g., at present) depends only on its mass and its thermally averaged annihilation cross section (annihilation rate factor) sigma*v_ann. Late time WIMP annihilation has the potential to affect the cosmic microwave background (CMB) power spectrum. Current observational constraints on the absence of such effects provide bounds on the mass and the annihilation cross section of relic particles that may, but need not be dark matter candidates. For a WIMP that is a dark matter candidate, the CMB constraint sets an upper bound to the annihilation cross section, leading to a lower bound to their mass that depends on whether or not the WIMP is its own antiparticle. For a self-conjugate WIMP, m_min = 50f GeV, where f is an electromagnetic energy efficiency factor. For a non self-conjugate WIMP, the minimum mass is a factor of two larger. For a WIMP t...

  2. The Isotropic Radio Background and Annihilating Dark Matter

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    Hooper, Dan [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Belikov, Alexander V. [Institut d' Astrophysique (France); Jeltema, Tesla E. [Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA (United States); Linden, Tim [Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA (United States); Profumo, Stefano [Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA (United States); Slatyer, Tracy R. [Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ (United States)

    2012-11-01

    Observations by ARCADE-2 and other telescopes sensitive to low frequency radiation have revealed the presence of an isotropic radio background with a hard spectral index. The intensity of this observed background is found to exceed the flux predicted from astrophysical sources by a factor of approximately 5-6. In this article, we consider the possibility that annihilating dark matter particles provide the primary contribution to the observed isotropic radio background through the emission of synchrotron radiation from electron and positron annihilation products. For reasonable estimates of the magnetic fields present in clusters and galaxies, we find that dark matter could potentially account for the observed radio excess, but only if it annihilates mostly to electrons and/or muons, and only if it possesses a mass in the range of approximately 5-50 GeV. For such models, the annihilation cross section required to normalize the synchrotron signal to the observed excess is sigma v ~ (0.4-30) x 10^-26 cm^3/s, similar to the value predicted for a simple thermal relic (sigma v ~ 3 x 10^-26 cm^3/s). We find that in any scenario in which dark matter annihilations are responsible for the observed excess radio emission, a significant fraction of the isotropic gamma ray background observed by Fermi must result from dark matter as well.

  3. Dipole Moment Bounds on Scalar Dark Matter Annihilation

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    Fukushima, Keita

    2013-01-01

    We consider a scalar dark matter annihilations to light leptons mediated by charged exotic fermions. The interaction of this model also adds a correction to dipole moments of light leptons. In the simplified model, these processes will depend upon the same coupling constants. The tight experimental bounds on the dipole moments of light leptons will constrain the coupling constants. Consequently, this bound will then limit the annihilations. We will produce this dipole moment bounds on the annihilation. From this analysis, we report that the bound on annihilation to the electrons is $4.0\\times10^{-7}\\pb$ (g-2) + $8.8\\times 10^{-15}\\pb$ (EDM) and the muons is $5.6\\times 10^{-4}\\pb$ (g-2) + $180\\pb$ (EDM), in the limit where the mediator is much heavier than dark matter. The parentheses indicate the dipole moment used to obtain the values. We note that only the annihilation to muons through a CP-violating (EDM) coupling is not excluded from indirect detection experiments.

  4. Dark matter annihilation with s-channel internal Higgsstrahlung

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    Kumar, Jason; Liao, Jiajun; Marfatia, Danny

    2016-08-01

    We study the scenario of fermionic dark matter that annihilates to standard model fermions through an s-channel axial vector mediator. We point out that the well-known chirality suppression of the annihilation cross section can be alleviated by s-channel internal Higgsstrahlung. The shapes of the cosmic ray spectra are identical to that of t-channel internal Higgsstrahlung in the limit of a heavy mediating particle. Unlike the general case of t-channel bremsstrahlung, s-channel Higgsstrahlung can be the dominant annihilation process even for Dirac dark matter. Since the s-channel mediator can be a standard model singlet, collider searches for the mediator are easily circumvented.

  5. Positron annihilation spectroscopy applied to silicon-based materials

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    Taylor, J W

    2000-01-01

    deposition on silicon substrates has been examined. The systematic correlations observed between the nitrogen content of the films and both the fitted Doppler parameters and the positron diffusion lengths are discussed in detail. Profiling measurements of silicon nitride films deposited on silicon substrates and subsequently implanted with silicon ions at a range of fluences were also performed. For higher implantation doses, damage was seen to extend beyond the film layers and into the silicon substrates. Subsequent annealing of two of the samples was seen to have a significant influence on the nature of the films. Positron annihilation spectroscopy, in conjunction with a variable-energy positron beam, has been employed to probe non-destructively the surface and near-surface regions of a selection of technologically important silicon-based samples. By measuring the Doppler broadening of the 511 keV annihilation lineshape, information on the positrons' microenvironment prior to annihilation may be obtained. T...

  6. A Critical Reevaluation of Radio Constraints on Annihilating Dark Matter

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    Cholis, Ilias [Fermilab; Hooper, Dan [Fermilab; Linden, Tim [Chicago U., KICP

    2015-04-03

    A number of groups have employed radio observations of the Galactic center to derive stringent constraints on the annihilation cross section of weakly interacting dark matter. In this paper, we show that electron energy losses in this region are likely to be dominated by inverse Compton scattering on the interstellar radiation field, rather than by synchrotron, considerably relaxing the constraints on the dark matter annihilation cross section compared to previous works. Strong convective winds, which are well motivated by recent observations, may also significantly weaken synchrotron constraints. After taking these factors into account, we find that radio constraints on annihilating dark matter are orders of magnitude less stringent than previously reported, and are generally weaker than those derived from current gamma-ray observations.

  7. Solvable Aggregation-Migration-Annihilation Processes of a Multispecies System

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    KE Jian-Hong; LIN Zhen-Quan; CHEN Xiao-Shuang

    2006-01-01

    An aggregation-migration-annihilation model is proposed for a two-species-group system. In the system,aggregation reactions occur between any two aggregates of the same species and migration reactions between two different species in the same group and joint annihilation reactions between two species from different groups. The kinetics of the system is then investigated in the framework of the mean-field theory. It is found that the scaling solutions of the aggregate size distributions depend crucially on the ratios of the equivalent aggregation rates of species groups to the annihilation rates. Each species always scales according to a conventional or modified scaling form; moreover, the governing scaling exponents are nonuniversal and dependent on the reaction details for most cases.

  8. Dark matter annihilation with s-channel internal Higgsstrahlung

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    Kumar, Jason; Marfatia, Danny

    2016-01-01

    We study the scenario of fermionic dark matter that annihilates to standard model fermions through an s-channel axial vector mediator. We point out that the well-known chirality suppression of the annihilation cross section can be alleviated by s-channel internal Higgsstrahlung. The shapes of the cosmic ray spectra are identical to that of t-channel internal Higgsstrahlung in the limit of a heavy mediating particle. Unlike the general case of t-channel bremsstrahlung, s-channel Higgsstrahlung can be the dominant annihilation process even for Dirac dark matter. Since the s-channel mediator can be a standard model singlet, collider searches for the mediator are easily circumvented.

  9. Extensions of the Cube Attack Based on Low Degree Annihilators

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    Zhang, Aileen; Lim, Chu-Wee; Khoo, Khoongming; Wei, Lei; Pieprzyk, Josef

    At Crypto 2008, Shamir introduced a new algebraic attack called the cube attack, which allows us to solve black-box polynomials if we are able to tweak the inputs by varying an initialization vector. In a stream cipher setting where the filter function is known, we can extend it to the cube attack with annihilators: By applying the cube attack to Boolean functions for which we can find low-degree multiples (equivalently annihilators), the attack complexity can be improved. When the size of the filter function is smaller than the LFSR, we can improve the attack complexity further by considering a sliding window version of the cube attack with annihilators. Finally, we extend the cube attack to vectorial Boolean functions by finding implicit relations with low-degree polynomials.

  10. Simulation of structure and annihilation of screw dislocation dipoles

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    Rasmussen, Torben; Vegge, Tejs; Leffers, Torben; Pedersen, O. B.; Jacobsen, Karsten Wedel

    2000-01-01

    . The equilibrium splitting width of the screw dislocations decreases with decreasing dipole height, as expected from elasticity theory. The energy barriers, and corresponding transition states for annihilation of stable dipoles are determined for straight and for flexible dislocations for dipole......Large scale atomistic simulations are used to investigate the properties of screw dislocation dipoles in copper. Spontaneous annihilation is observed for dipole heights less than 1 nm. Equilibrated dipoles of heights larger than 1 nm adopt a skew configuration due to the elastic anisotropy of Cu...... heights up to 5.2 nm. In both cases the annihilation is initiated by cross-slip of one of the dislocations. For straight dislocations the activation energy shows a linear dependence on the inverse dipole height, and for flexible dislocations the dependence is roughly linear for the dipoles investigated....

  11. Applications of positron annihilation to dermatology and skin cancer

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    Liu, Guang; Chen, Hongmin; Chakka, Lakshmi [Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110 (United States); Gadzia, Joseph E. [Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66103 and Kansas Medical Clinic, Topeka, KS 66614 (United States); Jean, Y.C. [Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110 (United States); R and D Center for Membrane Technology, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung-Li (China)

    2007-07-01

    Positronium annihilation lifetime experiments have been performed to investigate the interaction between skin cancer and positronium for human skin samples. Positronium annihilation lifetime is found to be shorter and intensity is found to be less for the samples with basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma than the normal skin samples. These results indicate a reduction of free volume in the molecular level for the skin with cancer with respect to the skin without cancer. Positron annihilation spectroscopy may be potentially developed as a new noninvasive and external method for dermatology clinics, early detection of cancer, and nano-PET technology in the future. (copyright 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  12. Determination of molecular weight in polyvinylmethylsiloxane by positron annihilation

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    In this paper a linear relation between the life time of positron annihilation and molecular weight of weight average in polyvinylmethylsiloxane is simple deduced according to S.Y. Chuang's hypothesis. The experiment results with polyvinylmethylsiloxane show that there is a linear relation between the life time of positron annihilation and molecular weight of weight average. The molecular weight of the polyvinylmethylsiloxane is determined by this linear relation. The result is compared with other results obtained by the viscosimetry method. The difference between them is less than 3.7%. The experimental results is discussed and the authors put forward the method to determine molecular weight

  13. Revisiting Bremsstrahlung emission associated with Light Dark Matter annihilations

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    Boehm, C; Uwer, P.

    2006-01-01

    We compute the single bremsstrahlung emission associated with the pair annihilation of spin-0 particles into electrons and positrons, via the t-channel exchange of a heavy fermion. We compare our result with the work of Beacom et al. . Unlike what is stated in the literature, we show that the Bremsstrahlung cross section is not necessarily given by the tree-level annihilation cross section (for a generalized kinematics) times a factor related to the emission of a soft photon. Such a factoriza...

  14. On the effective operators for Dark Matter annihilations

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    We consider effective operators describing Dark Matter (DM) interactions with Standard Model fermions. In the non-relativistic limit of the DM field, the operators can be organized according to their mass dimension and their velocity behaviour, i.e. whether they describe s- or p-wave annihilations. The analysis is carried out for self-conjugate DM (real scalar or Majorana fermion). In this case, the helicity suppression at work in the annihilation into fermions is lifted by electroweak bremsstrahlung. We construct and study all dimension-8 operators encoding such an effect. These results are of interest in indirect DM searches

  15. Simulation of structure and annihilation of screw dislocation dipoles

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    Rasmussen, Torben; Vegge, Tejs; Leffers, Torben; Pedersen, O. B.; Jacobsen, Karsten Wedel

    2000-01-01

    Large scale atomistic simulations are used to investigate the properties of screw dislocation dipoles in copper. Spontaneous annihilation is observed for dipole heights less than 1 nm. Equilibrated dipoles of heights larger than 1 nm adopt a skew configuration due to the elastic anisotropy of Cu....... The equilibrium splitting width of the screw dislocations decreases with decreasing dipole height, as expected from elasticity theory. The energy barriers, and corresponding transition states for annihilation of stable dipoles are determined for straight and for flexible dislocations for dipole...

  16. Modeling of positron states and annihilation in solids

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    Theoretical models and computational aspects to describe positron states and to predict positron annihilation characteristics in solids are discussed. The comparison of the calculated positron lifetimes, core annihilation lineshapes, and two-dimensional angular correlation maps with experimental results are used in identifying the structure (including the chemical composition) of vacancy-type defects and their development e.g. during thermal annealing. The basis of the modeling is the two-component density-functional theory. The ensuing approximations and the state-of-the-art electronic-structure computation methods enable practical schemes with a quantitative predicting power. (author)

  17. Dark matter annihilation with s-channel internal Higgsstrahlung

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    Jason Kumar(Univ. of Hawaii); Jiajun Liao; Danny Marfatia

    2016-01-01

    We study the scenario of fermionic dark matter that annihilates to standard model fermions through an s-channel axial vector mediator. We point out that the well-known chirality suppression of the annihilation cross section can be alleviated by s-channel internal Higgsstrahlung. The shapes of the cosmic ray spectra are identical to that of t-channel internal Higgsstrahlung in the limit of a heavy mediating particle. Unlike the general case of t-channel bremsstrahlung, s-channel Higgsstrahlung...

  18. Annihilation physics of exotic galactic dark matter particles

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    Stecker, F. W.

    1990-01-01

    Various theoretical arguments make exotic heavy neutral weakly interacting fermions, particularly those predicted by supersymmetry theory, attractive candidates for making up the large amount of unseen gravitating mass in galactic halos. Such particles can annihilate with each other, producing secondary particles of cosmic-ray energies, among which are antiprotons, positrons, neutrinos, and gamma-rays. Spectra and fluxes of these annihilation products can be calculated, partly by making use of positron electron collider data and quantum chromodynamic models of particle production derived therefrom. These spectra may provide detectable signatures of exotic particle remnants of the big bang.

  19. On the Direct Detection of Dark Matter Annihilation

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    Cherry, John F.; Frandsen, Mads T.; Shoemaker, Ian M.

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the direct detection phenomenology of a class of dark matter (DM) models in which DM does not directly interact with nuclei, {but rather} the products of its annihilation do. When these annihilation products are very light compared to the DM mass, the scattering in direct detection...... cross sections has already been reached in a class of models. Moreover, the compatibility of dark matter direct detection experiments can be compared directly in $E_{{\\rm min}}$ space without making assumptions about DM astrophysics, mass, or scattering form factors. Lastly, when DM has direct couplings...

  20. Relativistic hydrodynamics, heavy ion reactions and antiproton annihilation

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    The application of relativistic hydrodynamics to relativistic heavy ions and antiproton annihilation is summarized. Conditions for validity of hydrodynamics are presented. Theoretical results for inclusive particle spectra, pion production and flow analysis are given for medium energy heavy ions. The two-fluid model is introduced and results presented for reactions from 800 MeV per nucleon to 15 GeV on 15 GeV per nucleon. Temperatures and densities attained in antiproton annihilation are given. Finally, signals which might indicate the presence of a quark-gluon plasma are briefly surveyed

  1. Pion production on exotic nuclei by antiproton annihilation

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    Pion production by antiproton annihilation on neutron- or proton-rich nuclei is studied in a fully quantum mechanical description of the reaction process in terms of a distorted wave approach. The elementary elastic N-bar N and the N-bar N → nπ annihilation vertices are obtained from a t-matrix accounting for coupled channels effects. The theoretical amplitudes are used to derive a microscopic N-bar A optical model potential and the meson production vertices. Nuclear structure effects are taken into account microscopically. Results for meson production cross sections are presented.

  2. Antiproton annihilation physics annihilation physics in the Monte Carlo particle transport code particle transport code SHIELD-HIT12A

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    Taasti, Vicki Trier; Knudsen, Helge; Holzscheiter, Michael;

    2015-01-01

    experimental depth dose curve obtained by the AD-4/ACE collaboration was compared with an earlier version of SHIELD-HIT, but since then inelastic annihilation cross sections for antiprotons have been updated and a more detailed geometric model of the AD-4/ACE experiment was applied. Furthermore, the Fermi...... cross sections, which restores the agreement, but some small deviations still remain. Best agreement is achieved by using the most recent antiproton collision cross sections and the Fermi–Teller Z-law, even if experimental data conclude that the Z-law is inadequately describing annihilation on compounds....... We conclude that more experimental cross section data are needed in the lower energy range in order to resolve this contradiction, ideally combined with more rigorous models for annihilation on compounds....

  3. Origin and annihilation physics of positrons in the Galaxy

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    A gamma radiation at 511 keV is observed since the early 1970's toward the Galactic bulge region. This emission is the signature of a large number of electron-positron annihilations, the positron being the electron's antiparticle. Unfortunately, the origin of the positrons responsible for this emission is still a mystery. Many positron-source candidates have been suggested but none of them can account for the galactic annihilation emission. The spatial distribution of this emission is indeed very atypical. Since 2002, the SPI spectrometer onboard the INTEGRAL space laboratory revealed an emission strongly concentrated toward the galactic bulge and a weaker emission from the galactic disk. This morphology is unusual because it does not correspond to any of the known galactic astrophysical-object or interstellar-matter distributions. The assumption that positrons annihilate close to their sources (i.e. the spatial distribution of the annihilation emission reflects the spatial distribution of the sources) has consequently been called into question. Recent studies suggest that positrons could propagate far away from their sources before annihilating. This physical aspect could be the key point to solve the riddle of the galactic positron origin. This thesis is devoted to the modelling of the propagation and annihilation of positrons in the Galaxy, in order to compare simulated spatial models of the annihilation emission with recent measurements provided by SPI/INTEGRAL. This method allows to put constraints on the origin of galactic positrons. We therefore developed a propagation Monte-Carlo code of positrons within the Galaxy in which we implemented all the theoretical and observational knowledge about positron physics (sources, transport modes, energy losses, annihilation modes) and the interstellar medium of our Galaxy (interstellar gas distributions, galactic magnetic fields, structures of the gaseous phases). Due to uncertainties in several physical parameters

  4. Lattices of Annihilators in Commutative Algebras Over Fields

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    Jastrzebska M.

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Let K be any field and L be any lattice. In this note we show that L is a sublattice of annihilators in an associative and commutative K-algebra. If L is finite, then our algebra will be finite dimensional over K.

  5. Pseudoscalar boson production in e+e- annihilation

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    A mechanism of pseudoscalar boson production by the heavy quark-antiquark pair via one-photon exchange in e+e- annihilation is studied. The total cross sections of this reaction and energy distributions of produced p0-boson are obtained

  6. New Limits on Thermally annihilating Dark Matter from Neutrino Telescopes

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    Lopes, José

    2016-01-01

    We used a consistent and robust solar model to obtain upper limits placed by neutrino telescopes, such as Ice- Cube and Super-Kamiokande, on the Dark Matter-nucleon scattering cross-section, for a general model of Dark Matter with a velocity dependent (p-wave) thermally averaged cross-section. In this picture, the Boltzmann equation for the Dark Matter abundance is numerically solved satisfying the Dark Matter density measured from the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). We show that for lower cross-sections and higher masses, the Dark Matter annihilation rate drops sharply, resulting in upper bounds on the scattering cross-section one order of magnitude above those derived from a velocity independent (s-wave) annihilation cross-section. Our results show that upper limits on the scattering cross-section obtained from Dark Matter annihilating in the Sun are sensible to the uncertainty in current standard solar models, fluctuating a maximum of 20 % depending on the annihilation channel.

  7. Characteristics of the positron annihilation process in the matter

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    In this report the positrons annihilation spectroscopy, as a method for the matter study is described. The interaction of positrons of high as well as thermal energies are discussed and different models of mentioned interactions are presented. Special attention is paid for positrons interaction with crystal lattice and its defects. The influence of positron beams characteristics on measured values are also discussed

  8. The many faces of brane-flux annihilation

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    Gautason, Fridrik Freyr; Van Riet, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Fluxes can decay via the nucleation of Brown-Teitelboim bubbles, but when the decaying fluxes induce D-brane charges this process must be accompanied with an annihilation of D-branes. This occurs via dynamics inside the bubble wall as was well described for (anti-)D3 branes branes annihilating against 3-form fluxes. In this paper we extend this to the other Dp branes with p smaller than seven. Generically there are two decay channels: one for the RR flux and one for the NSNS flux. The RR channel is accompanied by brane annihilation that can be understood from the Dp branes polarising into D(p+2) branes, whereas the NSNS channel corresponds to Dp branes polarising into NS5 branes or KK5 branes. We illustrate this with the decay of antibranes probing local toroidal throat geometries obtained from T-duality of the D6 solution in massive type IIA. We show that anti-Dp branes are metastable against annihilation in these backgrounds, at least at the probe level.

  9. Vector leptoquark pair production in e+e- annihilation

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    The cross section for vector leptoquark pair production in e+e-annihilation is calculated for the case of finite anomalous gauge boson couplings κγ,Z and λγ,Z. The minimal cross section is found to behave ∝ β7, leading to weaker mass bounds in the threshold range than in models studied previously. (orig.)

  10. Detection of positron-atom bound states through resonant annihilation

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    Dzuba, V A; Gribakin, G F

    2010-01-01

    A method is proposed for detecting positron-atom bound states by observing Feshbach resonances in positron annihilation at electron volt energies. The method is applicable to a range of open-shell transition metal atoms which are likely to bind the positron: Si, Fe, Co, Ni, Ge, Tc, Ru, Rh, Sn, Sb, Ta, W, Os, Ir, and Pt.

  11. The SIRI stochastic model with creation and annihilation operators

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    Stollenwerk, Nico; Aguiar, Maira

    2008-01-01

    We generalize the well known formulation of the susceptibles, infected, susceptibles (SIS) spatial epidemics with creation and annihilation operators to the reinfection model including recovered which can be reinfected, the SIRI model, using ladder operators constructed from the Gell-Mann matrices known in quantum chromodynamics.

  12. Precise tests of QCD in e+e- annihilation

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    A pedagogical review is given of precise tests of QCD in electron-positron annihilation. Emphasis is placed on measurements that have served to establish QCD as the correct theory of strong interactions, as well as measurements of the coupling parameter αs. An outlook is given for future important tests at a high-energy e+e- collider

  13. A simple formula for the thermal pair annihilation line emissivity

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    Svensson, Roland; Larsson, Stefan; Poutanen, Juri

    1996-01-01

    We introduce a simple and convenient fitting formula for the thermal annihilation line from pair plasmas in cosmic sources. The fitting formula is accurate to 0.04\\% and is valid at all photon energies and temperatures of interest. The commonly used Gaussian line profile is not a good approximation for broader lines.

  14. Annihilation amplitudes and factorization in B to phi Kstar

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    Epele, L N; Szynkman, A

    2003-01-01

    We study the decay $B^\\pm\\to \\phi K^{\\ast\\pm}$, followed by the decay of the outgoing vector mesons into two pseudoscalars. The analysis of angular distributions of the decay products is shown to provide useful information about the annihilation contributions and possible tests of factorization.

  15. Looking for dark matter annihilations in dwarf galaxies

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    Ferrer, F.

    2004-01-01

    We calculate the flux of high energy gamma-rays from annihilation of neutralino dark matter in the centre of the Milky Way and the three nearest dwarf spheroidals (Sagittarius, Draco and Canis Major), using realistic models of the dark matter distribution.

  16. Nuclear excitation in positron-K-electron annihilation

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    Kaliman, Z.; Pisk, K.; Logan, B.A.

    1987-05-01

    We have calculated the cross section for nuclear excitation during positron-K-electron annihilation. The calculations allow for the effect of the nuclear Coulomb field and for relativistic effects. The results are compared to earlier predictions which were derived using the Born approximation, and to renormalized Born approximation predictions. Our calculated cross sections are well below the available experimental values.

  17. Chemical application of positron annihilation through triple coincidence measurement

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    This report summarises the work on the application of triple coincidence measurement of annihilation radiation for providing chemical state information; the observations have been corroborated by angular correlation and Doppler broadening measurements and supplemented by the magnetic quenching in the angular correlation and peak-to-valley ratio in the Ge(Li) singles spectrum for the 511 keV line. (author)

  18. Study of wino pair production in e+e- annihilation

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    We discuss wino pair production in e+e- annihilation and subsequent leptonic wino decay for various types of supersymmetric or supergravity models. Phenomenological predictions on this process depend considerably on a specific model. We analyze the energy distribution, forward-backward asymmetry and angular distribution of a charged lepton in the final state. (Author shortened by G.Q.)

  19. On the Direct Detection of Dark Matter Annihilation

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    Cherry, John F; Shoemaker, Ian M

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the direct detection phenomenology of a class of dark matter (DM) models in which DM does not directly interact with nuclei, {but rather} the products of its annihilation do. When these annihilation products are very light compared to the DM mass, the scattering in direct detection experiments is controlled by relativistic kinematics. This results in a distinctive recoil spectrum, a non-standard and or even {\\it absent} annual modulation, and the ability to probe DM masses as low as a $\\sim$10 MeV. We use current LUX data to show that experimental sensitivity to thermal relic annihilation cross sections has already been reached in a class of models. Moreover, the compatibility of dark matter direct detection experiments can be compared directly in $E_{min}$ space without making assumptions about DM astrophysics. Lastly, when DM has direct couplings to nuclei, the limit from annihilation to relativistic particles in the Sun can be stronger than that of conventional non-relativistic direct detect...

  20. Parton description of soft p-barp annihilation

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    A parton description of soft, high-energy p-barp annihilation is presented in a three-chain model based on the dual topological unitarization scheme. With this model, full, quantitative, zero-parameter predictions are made for inclusive single-particle rapidity distributions and their energy dependence, which are testable in forthcoming p-barp experiments

  1. Effects of Bound States on Dark Matter Annihilation

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    An, Haipeng; Zhang, Yue

    2016-01-01

    We study the impact of bound state formation on dark matter annihilation rates in models where dark matter interacts via a light mediator, the dark photon. We derive the general cross section for radiative capture into all possible bound states, and point out its non-trivial dependence on the dark matter velocity and the dark photon mass. For indirect detection, our result shows that dark matter annihilation inside bound states can play an important role in enhancing signal rates over the rate for direct dark matter annihilation with Sommerfeld enhancement. The effects are strongest for large dark gauge coupling and when the dark photon mass is smaller than the typical momentum of dark matter in the galaxy. As an example, we show that for thermal dark matter the Fermi gamma ray constraint is substantially increased once bound state effects are taken into account. We also find that bound state effects are not important for dark matter annihilation during the freeze out and recombination epochs.

  2. QED at fifth order in e+e- annihilation

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    We calculate the cross-section for the production of e+e-γγγ in e+e- annihilation. The results are in agreement with the first observation of such a process by the ASP experiment at SLAC. The calculation also provides another example of the power of 'spinor techniques' in calculating Feynman amplitudes. (author)

  3. Production of new particles in electron-positron annihilation

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    A number of areas are reviewed where there is important progress in the production of new particles in electron--positron annihilation, but of a more detailed quantitative nature. Charmonium states, charmed mesons, and evidence for a charged heavy lepton are covered. 50 references

  4. The Effects of Dark Matter Annihilation on Cosmic Reionization

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    Kaurov, Alexander A; Gnedin, Nickolay Y

    2015-01-01

    We revisit the possibility of constraining the properties of dark matter (DM) by studying the epoch of cosmic reionization. Previous studies have shown that DM annihilation was unlikely to have provided a large fraction of the photons that ionized the universe, but instead played a subdominant role relative to stars and quasars. The DM, however, begins to efficiently annihilate with the formation of primordial microhalos at $z\\sim100-200$, much earlier than the formation of the first stars. Therefore, if DM annihilation ionized the universe at even the percent level over the interval $z \\sim 20-100$, it can leave a significant imprint on the global optical depth, $\\tau$. Moreover, we show that cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarization data and future 21 cm measurements will enable us to more directly probe the DM contribution to the optical depth. In order to compute the annihilation rate throughout the epoch of reionization, we adopt the latest results from structure formation studies and explore the im...

  5. Positron Annihilation in a Rubber Modified Epoxy Resin

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    Mogensen, O. E.; Jacobsen, F. M.; Pethrick, R. A.

    1979-01-01

    Positron annihilation data is reported on a rubber-modified epoxy resin. Studies of the temperature dependence of the o-positronium lifetime indicated the existence of three distinct regions; the associated transition temperatures by comparison with dilatometric data can be ascribed respectively ...... be glass transition of the epoxy phase and to that of a mixed acrylonitrile—epoxy—butadiene interfacial region....

  6. Remote forcing annihilates barrier layer in southeastern Arabian Sea

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    Shenoi, S.S.C.; Shankar, D.; Shetye, S.R.

    is annihilated later in May by up- welling, and by the in ow of high-salinity waters from the north and by mixing due to stronger winds, which deepen the mixed layer. We present evidence from satellite data and arguments based on existing theories to show...

  7. A QCD analysis of jets in e+e- annihilation

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    Jets in e+e- annihilation are discussed in the context of perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics. Topics discussed include higher twist contribution, effects of quark masses and fragmentation on the 3 and 4 jet rates and some distributions bearing on the experimental verification of 4 jet events at the PETRA/PEP energies. (orig./HSI)

  8. Delta-Isobar Production in Antiproton Annihilation on the Deuteron

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    Lykasov, G. I.; Bussa, M. P.; Valacca, L.

    1997-01-01

    The annihilation of antiprotons on deuterons at rest are investigated for the case when pion-nucleon and pion-delta-isobar pairs are produced. The two-step mechanism is investigated by analysing these processes when either neutral particles and charged ones are produced. Some predictions for the branching ratios are presented.

  9. Constraints on Dark Matter annihilation from M87

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    Clusters of galaxies and their central cD galaxies are prime targets for observing indirect signatures of dark matter annihilation owing to their huge mass concentration. The main challenge is to discriminate between high-energy emission of different origins, for example the emission from active galactic nuclei as a result of accretion of mass by the supermassive black hole at the centre of the host galaxy and the emission due to dark matter annihilation. In addition to prompt gamma rays, dark matter annihilation products can include energetic electrons and positrons which inverse Compton scatter with the cosmic microwave background or with starlight photon fields to produce potentially detectable signals going from the soft to the hard X-ray energy band. In order to constrain the dark matter annihilation emission component, a state-of-the-art radiation code for the M87 jet emission and a generic description of the prompt and secondary inverse-Compton gamma rays due to generic weakly interacting dark matter particles are employed and possibilities for identifying the signatures of dark matter in the multi-wavelength spectrum of M87 are investigated.

  10. Role of positron-electron annihilation in Bhabha scattering

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    Bhabha scattering refers to Bhabha's original work on electron-positron scattering which was published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, London in 1936. Bhabha had published several other papers on positron interaction using Dirac's hole theory. However, the paper titled, 'The Scattering of Positron by Electrons with exchange on Dirac's Theory of Positron' was his crowning achievement, a process now is well known as Bhabha scattering which a positron has to undergo while passing through the matter before it annihilates to generate a real photon. Bhabha scattering contains three terms (i) A direct term due to positron-electron scattering (ii) An exchange term due to positron-electron annihilation followed by pair production and (iii) An interference term due to combination of both. At a time when not much was known about antiparticle, it was confusing whether such an exchange effect due to annihilation followed by pair production needs to be included in positron-electron scattering. If a positron is regarded as an independent particle that obeys Dirac equation, positron-electron scattering should not have any exchange effects. On the other hand, if the positron is regarded as the absence of an electron in the negative energy Dirac sea (hole), exchange effects can not be neglected. Both the school of thoughts will lead to different results. The experimental measurements would have resolved this ambiguity, but was not available at that time. Bhabha, however taking the clue from the Dirac's hole theory, pointed out that the exchange phenomena is an important aspect and should be taken into account in the scattering of any two particles which can annihilate each other and be created in pair. Thus, like Moller, Bhabha obtained a correct expression for Bhabha Scattering which was beautifully confirmed by experiment later on. In this talk, I will review briefly how Bhabha obtained the scattering formulae with a special emphasis on exchange effect that arises due to

  11. Contribution from S and P waves in pp annihilation at rest

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    Bendiscioli, G; Fontana, A; Montagna, P; Rotondi, A; Salvini, P; Bertin, A; Bruschi, M; Capponi, M; De Castro, S; Donà, R; Galli, D; Giacobbe, B; Marconi, U; Massa, I; Piccinini, M; Cesari, N S; Spighi, R; Vecchi, S; Vagnoni, V M; Villa, M; Vitale, A; Zoccoli, A; Bianconi, A; Bonomi, G; Lodi-Rizzini, E; Venturelli, L; Zenoni, A; Cicalò, C; De Falco, A; Masoni, A; Puddu, G; Serci, S; Usai, G L; Gorchakov, O E; Prakhov, S N; Rozhdestvensky, A M; Tretyak, V I; Poli, M; Gianotti, P; Guaraldo, C; Lanaro, A; Lucherini, V; Petrascu, C; Kudryavtsev, A E; Balestra, F; Bussa, M P; Busso, L; Cerello, P G; Denisov, O Yu; Ferrero, L; Grasso, A; Maggiora, A; Panzarasa, A; Panzieri, D; Tosello, F; Botta, E; Bressani, Tullio; Calvo, D; Costa, S; D'Isep, D; Feliciello, A; Filippi, A; Marcello, S; Mirfakhraee, N; Agnello, M; Iazzi, F; Minetti, B; Tessaro, S

    2001-01-01

    The annihilation frequencies of 19 pp annihilation reactions at rest obtained in different target densities are analysed in order to determine the values of the P-wave annihilation percentage at each target density and the average hadronic branching ratios from P- and S-states. Both the assumptions of linear dependence of the annihilation frequencies on the P-wave annihilation percentage of the protonium state and the approach with the enhancement factors of Batty (1989) are considered. Furthermore the cases of incompatible measurements are discussed. (55 refs).

  12. Positron and positronium annihilation in silica-based thin films studied by a pulsed positron beam

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    Suzuki, R. E-mail: r-suzuki@aist.go.jp; Ohdaira, T.; Kobayashi, Y.; Ito, K.; Shioya, Y.; Ishimaru, T

    2003-11-01

    Positron and positronium annihilation in silica-based thin films has been investigated by means of measurement techniques with a monoenergetic pulsed positron beam. The age-momentum correlation study revealed that positron annihilation in thermally grown SiO{sub 2} is basically the same as that in bulk amorphous SiO{sub 2} while o-Ps in the PECVD grown SiCOH film predominantly annihilate with electrons of C and H at the microvoid surfaces. We also discuss time-dependent three-gamma annihilation in porous low-k films by two-dimensional positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy.

  13. Appearance of a Minimal Length in e+e- Annihilation

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    Experimental data reveal with a 5σ significance the existence of a characteristic minimal length le=1.57×10-17 cm at the scale E=1.253 TeV in the annihilation reaction e+e-→γγ(γ). Nonlinear electrodynamics coupled to gravity and satisfying the weak energy condition predicts, for an arbitrary gauge invariant Lagrangian, the existence of spinning charged electromagnetic soliton asymptotically Kerr-Newman for a distant observer with the gyromagnetic ratio g=2. Its internal structure includes a rotating equatorial disk of de Sitter vacuum which has properties of a perfect conductor and ideal diamagnetic, displays superconducting behavior, supplies a particle with the finite positive electromagnetic mass related to breaking of space-time symmetry, and gives some idea about the physical origin of a minimal length in annihilation

  14. Strong CMB Constraint On P-Wave Annihilating Dark Matter

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    An, Haipeng; Zhang, Yue

    2016-01-01

    We consider a dark sector consisting of dark matter that is a Dirac fermion and a scalar mediator. This model has been extensively studied in the past. If the scalar couples to the dark matter in a parity conserving manner then dark matter annihilation to two mediators is dominated by the P-wave channel and hence is suppressed at very low momentum. The indirect detection constraint from the anisotropy of the Cosmic Microwave Background is usually thought to be absent in the model because of this suppression. In this letter we show that dark matter annihilation to bound states occurs through the S-wave and hence there is a constraint on the parameter space of the model from the Cosmic Microwave Background.

  15. Self-annihilation of magnetic islands in helical plasmas

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    The evolution of the magnetic island which is induced by the resonant deformation by external currents in helical systems (such as LHD) is analyzed. The defect of the bootstrap current, caused by the magnetic island, has a parity which reduces the size of the magnetic island, if the bootstrap current enhances the vacuum rotational transform. The width of the externally-driven magnetic island can be suppressed to the level of ion banana width if the pressure gradient exceeds a threshold value. This island annihilation is self-sustained. That is, the annihilation continues, for fixed beta-value, until the external drive for island generation exceeds a threshold. Effects of the reversal of the direction of the bootstrap current and of the sign of radial electric field are also investigated. The possibility of the neoclassical tearing mode in the LHD-like plasma is discussed. (author)

  16. Dark Stars and Boosted Dark Matter Annihilation Rates

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    Ilie, Cosmin; Spolyar, Douglas

    2010-01-01

    Dark Stars (DS) may constitute the first phase of stellar evolution, powered by dark matter (DM) annihilation. We will investigate here the properties of DS assuming the DM particle has the required properties to explain the excess positron and elec- tron signals in the cosmic rays detected by the PAMELA and FERMI satellites. Any possible DM interpretation of these signals requires exotic DM candidates, with an- nihilation cross sections a few orders of magnitude higher than the canonical value required for correct thermal relic abundance for Weakly Interacting Dark Matter can- didates; additionally in most models the annihilation must be preferentially to lep- tons. Secondly, we study the dependence of DS properties on the concentration pa- rameter of the initial DM density profile of the halos where the first stars are formed. We restrict our study to the DM in the star due to simple (vs. extended) adiabatic contraction and minimal (vs. extended) capture; this simple study is sufficient to illustrate depend...

  17. High nuclear temperatures by antimatter-matter annihilation

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    It is suggested that the quark-gluon phase be created through the use of antiproton or antideuteron beams. The first advantage to this method, using higher energy antiprotons than 1.5 GeV/c, is that the higher momenta antiprotons penetrate more deeply so that mesons produced are more nearly contained within the nucleus. Another advantage is that the annihilation products are very forward-peaked and tend to form a beam of mesons so that the energy density does not disperse very rapidly. Calculations were performed using the intranuclear cascade to try to follow the process of annihilation in some detail. The intranuclear cascade type calculation method is compared to the hydrodynamic approach. 8 refs., 8 figs

  18. High nuclear temperatures by antimatter-matter annihilation

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    Gibbs, W.R.; Strottman, D.

    1985-01-01

    It is suggested that the quark-gluon phase be created through the use of antiproton or antideuteron beams. The first advantage to this method, using higher energy antiprotons than 1.5 GeV/c, is that the higher momenta antiprotons penetrate more deeply so that mesons produced are more nearly contained within the nucleus. Another advantage is that the annihilation products are very forward-peaked and tend to form a beam of mesons so that the energy density does not disperse very rapidly. Calculations were performed using the intranuclear cascade to try to follow the process of annihilation in some detail. The intranuclear cascade type calculation method is compared to the hydrodynamic approach. 8 refs., 8 figs. (LEW)

  19. Momentum distribution in vanadium: Compton scattering and positron annihilation

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    Sundararajan, V.; Kanhere, D. G.; Singru, R. M.

    1992-09-01

    Self-consistent, linear-combination-of-Gaussian-orbitals band-structure method is used within the independent particle model, to calculate the electron momentum distributions, ρ(p), and two-photon momentum distributions, ρ2γ(p), in metallic vanadium. We present results for ρ(p), Compton profiles, ρ2γ(p), one- and two-dimensional angular correlation of positron annihilation radiation, etc. Results are compared with other calculations and with experiments wherever available. In particular, the present results for ρ2γ(p) are analyzed in terms of contributions from different sheets of Fermi surface of V, and are compared with ρ2γ(p) reconstructed from experimental two-dimensional angular correlation of positron annihilation radiation data sets by Pecora et al.

  20. Pair production and annihilation in gamma-ray bursts

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    The results of nonlinear radiative transport calculations of relevance to gamma-ray bursts and emission from the center of our galaxy are reported. Two-photon pair production and annihilation, as well as three-photon pair annihilation, are included in the calculations; the radiation field itself acts as an absorbing medium, and the optical depth depends on the radiation field. Spherical geometry produces effective collimation of the flux. At high optical depth, the high-energy (>700keV) portion of the emergent spectrum assumes a nearly-universal form. An approximate limit is derived for the high-energy flux from a gamma-ray burst source, and the implications of this limit for the 5 March, 1979 event are briefly discussed.

  1. Positron Annihilation Studies of Mesoporous Silica MCM-41

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    Positron annihilation has been used to study the mesoporous silica MCM-41. Lifetime spectra of evacuated MCM-41 indicate a significant contribution from 3γ annihilation events with τ4 = 116 ns and I4 = 24.5 %. This is supported by measurements of the full energy distribution, where MCM-41 shows enhanced counts in the low energy region (below 511 keV) relative to a pure 2γ sample. MCM-41 was also studied under air and oxygen atmospheres. The presence of atmosphere has a significant effect on both the lifetime and Doppler patterns, with both the lifetime data (τ4 and I4) and the 3γ-fraction decreasing with increasing oxygen concentration. This is indicative of paramagnetic quenching of o-Ps by oxygen.

  2. A Comprehensive Search for Dark Matter Annihilation in Dwarf Galaxies

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    Geringer-Sameth, Alex; Walker, Matthew G

    2014-01-01

    We present a new formalism designed to discover dark matter annihilation occurring in the Milky Way's dwarf galaxies. The statistical framework extracts all available information in the data by simultaneously combining observations of all the dwarf galaxies and incorporating the impact of particle physics properties, the distribution of dark matter in the dwarfs, and the detector response. The method performs maximally powerful frequentist searches and produces confidence limits on particle physics parameters. Probability distributions of test statistics under various hypotheses are constructed exactly, without relying on large sample approximations. The derived limits have proper coverage by construction and claims of detection are not biased by imperfect background modeling. We implement this formalism using data from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope to search for an annihilation signal in the complete sample of Milky Way dwarfs whose dark matter distributions can be reliably determined. We find that the...

  3. Fields annihilation and particles creation in DBI inflation

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    We consider a model of DBI inflation where two stacks of mobile branes are moving ultra relativistically in a warped throat. The stack closer to the tip of the throat is annihilated with the background anti-branes while inflation proceeds by the second stack. The effects of branes annihilation and particles creation during DBI inflation on the curvature perturbations power spectrum and the scalar spectral index are studied. We show that for super-horizon scales, modes which are outside the sound horizon at the time of branes collision, the spectral index has a shift to blue spectrum compared to the standard DBI inflation. For small scales the power spectrum approaches to its background DBI inflation value with the decaying superimposed oscillatory modulations

  4. Antiprotons from dark matter annihilation in the Galaxy: astrophysical uncertainties

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    Evoli, Carmelo; Grasso, Dario; Maccione, Luca; Ullio, Piero

    2011-01-01

    The latest years have seen steady progresses in WIMP dark matter (DM) searches, with hints of possible signals suggested by both direct and indirect detection experiments. Antiprotons can play a key role validating those interpretations since they are copiously produced by WIMP annihilations in the Galactic halo, and the secondary antiproton background produced by Cosmic Ray (CR) interactions is predicted with fair accuracy and matches the observed spectrum very well. Using the publicly available numerical DRAGON code, we reconsider antiprotons as a tool to constrain DM models discussing its power and limitations. We provide updated constraints on a wide class of annihilating DM models by comparing our predictions against the most up-to-date ap measurements, taking also into account the latest spectral information on the p, He and other CR nuclei fluxes. Doing that, we probe carefully the uncertainties associated to both secondary and DM originated antiprotons, by using a variety of distinctively different as...

  5. Annihilation Mechanism of Dilepton Emission from Finite Fireball

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    Anchishkin, D V; Naryshkin, R; Ruuskanen, P V

    2004-01-01

    Medium-induced modifications of the pion and quark-antiquark annihilation mechanisms of dilepton production during relativistic heavy ion collisions are considered. Due to the dense hadron environment, the pions produced during a collision are effectively confined in a finite volume, in which they live for a finite time which is scaled as the lifetime of a fireball. Our results indicate that, due to the space-time finiteness of the pion system which generates the corresponding quantum randomization, the dilepton rates are finite in the invariant low-mass region M<2m_\\pi. It is found that the spatial finiteness of quark wave functions and the finiteness of the lifetime of excited states result in the same effect for the quark-antiquark annihilation to dileptons. The breaking of the detailed energy-momentum conservation due to the broken translation invariance is discussed.

  6. Rapid thermal co-annihilation through bound states

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    Kim, Seyong

    2016-01-01

    The co-annihilation rate of heavy particles close to thermal equilibrium, which plays a role in many classic dark matter scenarios, can be "simulated" in QCD by considering the pair annihilation rate of a heavy quark and antiquark at a temperature of a few hundred MeV. We show that the so-called Sommerfeld factors, parameterizing the rate, can be defined and measured non-perturbatively within the NRQCD framework. Lattice measurements indicate a modest suppression in the octet channel, in reasonable agreement with perturbation theory, and a large enhancement in the singlet channel, much above the perturbative prediction. We suggest that the additional enhancement originates from bound state formation and subsequent decay, omitted in previous estimates of thermal Sommerfeld factors, which were based on Boltzmann equations governing single-particle phase space distributions.

  7. Proton-antiproton annihilation into two photons at large s

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    Weiss, C

    2002-01-01

    Exclusive proton-antiproton annihilation into two photons can be viewed as the Compton process in the crossed channel. At large s (~10 GeV^2) and |t|,|u| s this process can be described by a generalized partonic picture, analogous to the 'soft mechanism' in wide-angle real Compton scattering. The two photons are emitted in the annihilation of a single fast quark and antiquark ('handbag graph'). The transition of the p-pbar system to a q-qbar pair through soft interactions is described by double distributions, which can be related to the timelike proton elastic form factors as well as, by crossing symmetry, to the usual quark--antiquark distributions in the nucleon. We estimate that this reaction should be observable with reasonable statistics at the proposed 1.5..15 GeV high-luminosity antiproton storage ring (HESR) at GSI.

  8. On thermal corrections to near-threshold co-annihilation

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    Kim, Seyong

    2016-01-01

    We consider non-relativistic "dark" particles interacting through gauge boson exchange. At finite temperature, gauge exchange is modified in many ways: virtual corrections lead to Debye screening; real corrections amount to frequent scatterings of the heavy particles on light plasma constituents; mixing angles change. In a certain temperature and energy range, these effects are of order unity. Taking them into account in a resummed form, we estimate the near-threshold spectrum of kinetically equilibrated co-annihilating TeV scale particles. Weakly bound states are shown to "melt" below freeze-out, whereas with attractive strong interactions, relevant e.g. for gluinos, bound states boost the co-annihilation rate by a factor 4...80 with respect to the Sommerfeld estimate, thereby perhaps helping to avoid overclosure of the universe. Modestly non-degenerate dark sector masses and a way to combine the contributions of channels with different gauge and spin structures are also discussed.

  9. Dark matter distribution and annihilation at the Galactic center

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    Dokuchaev, V. I.; Eroshenko, Yu N.

    2016-02-01

    We describe a promising method for measuring the total dark matter mass near a supermassive black hole at the Galactic center based on observations of nonrelativistic precession of the orbits of fast S0 stars. An analytical expression for the precession angle has been obtained under the assumption of a power-law profile of the dark matter density. The awaited weighing of the dark matter at the Galactic center provides the strong constraints on the annihilation signal from the neuralino dark matter particle candidate. The mass of the dark matter necessary for the explanation of the observed excess of gamma-radiation owing to the annihilation of the dark matter particles has been calculated with allowance for the Sommerfeld effect.

  10. Positron annihilation studies of some charge transfer molecular complexes

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    El-Sayed, A; Boraei, A A A

    2000-01-01

    Positron annihilation lifetimes were measured for some solid charge transfer (CT) molecular complexes of quinoline compounds (2,6-dimethylquinoline, 6-methoxyquinoline, quinoline, 6-methylquinoline, 3-bromoquinoline and 2-chloro-4-methylquinoline) as electron donor and picric acid as an electron acceptor. The infrared spectra (IR) of the solid complexes clearly indicated the formation of the hydrogen-bonding CT-complexes. The annihilation spectra were analyzed into two lifetime components using PATFIT program. The values of the average and bulk lifetimes divide the complexes into two groups according to the non-bonding ionization potential of the donor (electron donating power) and the molecular weight of the complexes. Also, it is found that the ionization potential of the donors and molecular weight of the complexes have a conspicuous effect on the average and bulk lifetime values. The bulk lifetime values of the complexes are consistent with the formation of stable hydrogen-bonding CT-complexes as inferred...

  11. Fields Annihilation and Particles Creation in DBI inflation

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    Firouzjahi, Hassan

    2010-01-01

    We consider a model of DBI inflation where two stacks of mobile branes are moving ultra relativistically in a warped throat. The stack closer to the tip of the throat is annihilated with the background anti-branes while inflation proceeds by the second stack. The effects of branes annihilation and particles creation during DBI inflation on the curvature perturbations power spectrum and the scalar spectral index are studied. We show that for super-horizon scales, modes which are outside the sound horizon at the time of branes collision, the spectral index has a shift to blue spectrum compared to the standard DBI inflation. For small scales the power spectrum approaches to its background DBI inflation value with the decaying superimposed oscillatory modulations.

  12. Unified treatment of hadronic annihilation and protonium formation in slow collisions of antiprotons with hydrogen atoms

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    Sakimoto, Kazuhiro

    2013-07-01

    Antiproton (p¯) collisions with hydrogen atoms, resulting in the hadronic process of particle-antiparticle annihilation and the atomic process of protonium (p¯p) formation (or p¯ capture), are investigated theoretically. As the collision energy decreases, the collision time required for the p¯ capture becomes necessarily longer. Then, there is the possibility that the p¯-p annihilation occurs significantly before the p¯ capture process completes. In such a case, one can no longer consider the annihilation decay separately from the p¯ capture process. The present study develops a rigorous unified quantum-mechanical treatment of the annihilation and p¯ capture processes. For this purpose, an R-matrix approach for atomic collisions is extended to have complex-valued R-matrix elements allowing for the hadronic annihilation. Detailed calculations are carried out at low collision energies ranging from 10-8 to 10-1 eV, and the annihilation and the p¯ capture (total and product-state selected) cross sections are reported. Consideration is given to the difference between the direct annihilation occurring during the collision and the annihilation of p¯p occurring after the p¯ capture. The present annihilation process is also compared with the annihilation in two-body p¯+p collisions.

  13. Role of combination vibrations in resonant positron annihilation

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    Young, J A; Gribakin, Gleb; Lee, C. M. R.; Surko, C.M.

    2008-01-01

    Positrons can attach to molecules via vibrational Feshbach resonances, leading to very large annihilation rates. The predictions of a recent theory for this process are validated for deuterated methyl halides where all modes are dipole coupled to the incident positron. Data and analysis are presented for methanol and ethylene, demonstrating the importance of combination and overtone resonances and the ability of the theory to account for these features. The mechanism for these resonances and ...

  14. Precision Measurements in Electron-Positron Annihilation: Theory and Experiment

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    Chetyrkin, Konstantin

    2016-01-01

    Theory results on precision measurements in electron-positron annihilation at low and high energies are collected. These cover pure QCD calculations as well as mixed electroweak and QCD results, involving light and heavy quarks. The impact of QCD corrections on the $W$-boson mass is discussed and, last not least, the status and the perspectives for the Higgs boson decay rate into $b\\bar b$, $c\\bar c$ and into two gluons.

  15. A positron annihilation study on the hydration of cement pastes

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    Positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy experiments were carried out in various ordinary Portland cement pastes, in an attempt to monitor the porosity of the pastes. It is found that positronium intensity is well correlated to the time evolution of the total porosity and it is influenced by the water-to-cement ratio. This parameter is also sensitive to the delayed hydration process induced by adding methanol to the water-cement mixture

  16. Comments on charm production in electron positron annihilation

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    The circumstances are discussed in which the production of D anti D: DD*: D* anti D* in electron positron annihilation is expected to be in the ratio 1:4:7 suggested by counting the available spin states. The physical significance of the requisite assumptions is discussed. The importance of taking into account the finite detector acceptance is stressed and tests for a possible 3D1 component in the D* are proposed. (author)

  17. A Comprehensive Search for Dark Matter Annihilation in Dwarf Galaxies

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    Geringer-Sameth, Alex; Koushiappas, Savvas M.; Walker, Matthew G.

    2014-01-01

    We present a new formalism designed to discover dark matter annihilation occurring in the Milky Way's dwarf galaxies. The statistical framework extracts all available information in the data by simultaneously combining observations of all the dwarf galaxies and incorporating the impact of particle physics properties, the distribution of dark matter in the dwarfs, and the detector response. The method performs maximally powerful frequentist searches and produces confidence limits on particle p...

  18. Gamma Rays from Top-Mediated Dark Matter Annihilations

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    Jackson, C.B.(Department of Physics, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019, USA); Servant, Géraldine; Shaughnessy, Gabe; Tim M.P. Tait; Taoso, Marco

    2013-01-01

    Lines in the energy spectrum of gamma rays are a fascinating experimental signal, which are often considered "smoking gun" evidence of dark matter annihilation. The current generation of gamma ray observatories are currently closing in on parameter space of great interest in the context of dark matter which is a thermal relic. We consider theories in which the dark matter's primary connection to the Standard Model is via the top quark, realizing strong gamma ray lines consistent with a therma...

  19. Structural defects in electrodeposited Ni studied by positron annihilation

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    Structural investigation of electrodeposited Ni was carried out by positron annihilation (PA) technique. Additional Moessbauer effect and X-ray diffraction measurements were also performed. The samples were produced under different plating conditions resulting in stress in the range -100 to +600 N/mm2. From the positron lifetime measurements it seems that the defect pattern of electrodeposited Ni samples might be substantially different from sample to sample with different deposition and plating conditions. (Auth.)

  20. Study of plasma sprayed copper alloy using positron annihilation

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    A positron annihilation technique has been employed to study the microdefects of copper alloy sprayed on a steel substrate by plasma after being compressed in different thickness. The positron lifetime in the alloy is varied with different amount of compression. It is found that the positron lifetime decreases with increasing of the compression deformation. On the contrary, the positron lifetime is increased for normal alloy after deformation

  1. Complete light annihilation in an ultrathin layer of gold nanoparticles.

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    Svedendahl, Mikael; Johansson, Peter; Käll, Mikael

    2013-07-10

    We experimentally demonstrate that an incident light beam can be completely annihilated in a single layer of randomly distributed, widely spaced gold nanoparticle antennas. Under certain conditions, each antenna dissipates more than 10 times the number of photons that enter its geometric cross-sectional area. The underlying physics can be understood in terms of a critical coupling to localized plasmons in the nanoparticles or, equivalently, in terms of destructive optical Fano interference and so-called coherent absorption. PMID:23806090

  2. Dark Matter Annihilations in the Large Magellanic Cloud

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    Gondolo, P.

    1993-01-01

    The flat rotation curve obtained for the outer star clusters of the Large Magellanic Cloud is suggestive of an LMC dark matter halo. From the composite HI and star cluster rotation curve, I estimate the parameters of an isothermal dark matter halo added to a `maximum disk.' I then examine the possibility of detecting high energy gamma-rays from non-baryonic dark matter annihilations in the central region of the Large Magellanic Cloud.

  3. Dynamics of Annihilation I : Linearized Boltzmann Equation and Hydrodynamics

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    de Soria, M. I. Garcia; Maynar, P.; Schehr, G.; Barrat, A.; Trizac, E.

    2008-01-01

    We study the non-equilibrium statistical mechanics of a system of freely moving particles, in which binary encounters lead either to an elastic collision or to the disappearance of the pair. Such a system of {\\em ballistic annihilation} therefore constantly looses particles. The dynamics of perturbations around the free decay regime is investigated from the spectral properties of the linearized Boltzmann operator, that characterize linear excitations on all time scales. The linearized Boltzma...

  4. Rapid Coarsening of Ion Beam Ripple Patterns by Defect Annihilation

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    Ripple patterns formed on Pt(111) through grazing incidence ion beam erosion coarsen rapidly. At and below 450 K coarsening of the patterns is athermal and kinetic, unrelated to diffusion and surface free energy. Similar to the situation for sand dunes, coarsening takes place through annihilation reactions of mobile defects in the pattern. The defect velocity derived on the basis of a simple model agrees quantitatively with the velocity of monatomic steps illuminated by the ion beam

  5. Semi-inclusive wino and higgsino annihilation to LL ′

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    Baumgart, Matthew; Vaidya, Varun

    2016-01-01

    We systematically compute the annihilation rate for winos and higgsinos into the final state relevant for indirect detection experiments, gamma + X. The radiative corrections to this process receive enhancement from the large Bloch-Nordsieck-Violating Sudakov logarithm, log(2 M_chi/M_W). We resum the double logs and include single logs to fixed order using a formalism that combines nonrelativistic and soft-collinear effective field theories. For the wino case, we update an earlier exclusion a...

  6. Experimental limit on monojet production in e+e--annihilation

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    We have searched for monojet production in e+e--annihilation with the CELLO detector operating at the highest PETRA energies. No events were found, which makes it unlikely that the recently observed monojets in panti p collisions originate from unusual Z0 decays. The upper limits on monojet cross sections are compared with various models, thus yielding upper limits on the production cross sections of Higgs bosons and higgsinos. (orig.)

  7. Nonresonant multibody production by e+e- annihilation

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    Several aspects of nonresonant multibody production by e+e- annihilation are reviewed. At high energies the ratio of the hadronic cross section to the μ pair production cross section is consistent with being constant; inclusive distributions show approximate Bjorken scaling; and there is strong evidence for jet-like structure. The jets are produced with an angular distribution characteristic of that of pairs of spin 1/2 particles

  8. Experimental study of jets in electron-positron-annihilation

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    Data on hadron production by e+e--annihilation at c.m. energies between 30 GeV and 36 GeV are presented and compared with two models both based on first order QCD but using different schemes for the fragmentation of quarks and gluons into hadrons. In one model the fragmentation proceeds along the parton momenta, in the other along the colour-anticolour axes. The data are reproduced better by fragmentation along the colour axes. (orig.)

  9. Positron annihilation lifetime study of oxide dispersion strengthened steels

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    Krsjak, V.; Szaraz, Z.; Hähner, P.

    2012-09-01

    A comparative positron annihilation lifetime study has been performed on various commercial ferritic and ferritic/martensitic oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) steels. Both as-extruded and recrystallized materials were investigated. In the materials with recrystallized coarse-grained microstructures, only the positron trapping at small vacancy clusters and yttria nanofeatures was observed. Materials which had not undergone recrystallization treatment clearly showed additional positron trapping which is associated with dislocations. Dislocation densities were calculated from a two-component decomposition of the positron lifetime spectra by assuming the first component to be a superposition of the bulk controlled annihilation rate and the dislocation controlled trapping rate. The second component (which translates into lifetimes of 240-260 ps) was found to be well separated in all those ODS materials. This paper presents the potentialities and limitations of the positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy, and discusses the results of the experimental determination of the defect concentrations and sensitivity of this technique to the material degradation due to thermally induced precipitation of chromium-rich α' phases.

  10. Compton-backscattered annihilation radiation from the Galactic Center region

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    Smith, D. M.; Lin, R. P.; Feffer, P.; Slassi, S.; Hurley, K.; Matteson, J.; Bowman, H. B.; Pelling, R. M.; Briggs, M.; Gruber, D.

    1993-01-01

    On 1989 May 22, the High Energy X-ray and Gamma-ray Observatory for Nuclear Emissions, a balloon-borne high-resolution germanium spectrometer with an 18-deg FOV, observed the Galactic Center (GC) from 25 to 2500 keV. The GC photon spectrum is obtained from the count spectrum by a model-independent method which accounts for the effects of passive material in the instrument and scattering in the atmosphere. Besides a positron annihilation line with a flux of (10.0 +/- 2.4) x 10 exp -4 photons/sq cm s and a full width at half-maximum (FWHM) of (2.9 + 1.0, -1.1) keV, the spectrum shows a peak centered at (163.7 +/- 3.4) keV with a flux of (1.55 +/- 0.47) x 10 exp -3 photons/sq cm s and a FWHM of (24.4 +/- 9.2) keV. The energy range 450-507 keV shows no positronium continuum associated with the annihilation line, with a 2-sigma upper limit of 0.90 on the positronium fraction. The 164 keV feature is interpreted as Compton backscatter of broadened and redshifted annihilation radiation, possibly from the source 1E 1740.7-2942.

  11. Defect motion and annihilation in block copolymer thin films

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    Mueller, Marcus; Li, Weihua

    2015-03-01

    Using self-consistent field theory and computer simulation of a soft, coarse-grained particle model we study defect motion and annihilation in thin films of lamella-forming block copolymers on neutral and chemically patterned substrates. By virtue of the strain-field mediated interactions, dislocation defects with opposite orientation move towards each other. This motion depends both on the thermodynamic, strain-field mediated driving force and the single-chain dynamics that is required to alter the morphology and reduce the distance between the defect cores. This interplay results in a qualitative dependence of the time evolution on the topology of the defect morphology. Upon collision of the defects, they either spontaneously annihilate or form a metastable, tight defect pair. In the latter case, a free-energy barrier has to be overcome to finally produce a defect-free structure. Computing the minimum free-energy path within self-consistent field theory we investigate the dependence of the free-energy barriers of defect motion and annihilation on incompatibility, strength of the chemical surface pattern, and defect morphology. European Union FP7 / GA No. 619793 CoLiSA.MMP.

  12. Dark matter annihilation via Higgs and gamma-ray channels

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    Chan, Man Ho

    2016-09-01

    Recent studies show that the GeV gamma-ray excess signal from the Milky Way center can be best explained by ˜ 40 GeV dark matter annihilating via bbar{b} channel. However, the recent observations of the nearby Milky Way dwarf spheroidal satellite galaxies by Fermi-LAT and the radio observations of the Milky Way center and the M31 galaxy tend to rule out this proposal. In this article, we discuss the possibility of the dark matter interpretation of the GeV gamma-ray excess by proposing 130 GeV dark matter annihilating via both Higgs and gamma-ray channels. Recent analyses show that dark matter annihilating via Higgs channel can satisfactorily explain the Milky Way GeV gamma-ray excess observed. We show that this model can satisfy the upper limits of the gamma-ray constraint of the Milky Way dwarf spheroidal satellite galaxies and the constraint from the radio observations of the M31 galaxy.

  13. Soft collinear effective theory for heavy WIMP annihilation

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    In a large class of models for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), the WIMP mass M lies far above the weak scale mW . This work identifies universal Sudakov-type logarithms ∼ α log2(2 M/mW) that spoil the naive convergence of perturbation theory for annihilation processes. An effective field theory (EFT) framework is presented, allowing the systematic resummation of these logarithms. Another impact of the large separation of scales is that a long-distance wavefunction distortion from electroweak boson exchange leads to observable modifications of the cross section. Careful accounting of momentum regions in the EFT allows the rigorous disentanglement of this so-called Sommerfeld enhancement from the short-distance hard annihilation process. In addition, the WIMP is described as a heavy-particle field, while the electroweak gauge bosons are treated as soft and collinear fields. Hard matching coefficients are computed at renormalization scale μ ∼ 2 M, then evolved down to μ ∼ mW , where electroweak symmetry breaking is incorporated and the matching onto the relevant quantum mechanical Hamiltonian is performed. The example of an SU(2)W triplet scalar dark matter candidate annihilating to line photons is used for concreteness, allowing the numerical exploration of the impact of next-to-leading order corrections and log resummation. As a result, for M ≃ 3 TeV, the resummed Sommerfeld enhanced cross section is reduced by a factor of ∼ 3 with respect to the treelevel fixed order result

  14. Antiproton constraints on dark matter annihilations from internal electroweak bremsstrahlung

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    If the dark matter particle is a Majorana fermion, annihilations into two fermions and one gauge boson could have, for some choices of the parameters of the model, a non-negligible cross-section. Using a toy model of leptophilic dark matter, we calculate the constraints on the annihilation cross-section into two electrons and one weak gauge boson from the PAMELA measurements of the cosmic antiproton-to-proton flux ratio. Furthermore, we calculate the maximal astrophysical boost factor allowed in the Milky Way under the assumption that the leptophilic dark matter particle is the dominant component of dark matter in our Universe. These constraints constitute very conservative estimates on the boost factor for more realistic models where the dark matter particle also couples to quarks and weak gauge bosons, such as the lightest neutralino which we also analyze for some concrete benchmark points. The limits on the astrophysical boost factors presented here could be used to evaluate the prospects to detect a gamma-ray signal from dark matter annihilations at currently operating IACTs as well as in the projected CTA

  15. Sommerfeld enhancement of invisible dark matter annihilation in galaxies and galaxy clusters

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    Chan, Man Ho

    2016-01-01

    Recent observations indicate that core-like dark matter structures exist in many galaxies, while numerical simulations reveal a singular dark matter density profile at the center. In this article, I show that if the annihilation of dark matter particles gives invisible sterile neutrinos, the Sommerfeld enhancement of the annihilation cross-section can give a sufficiently large annihilation rate to solve the core-cusp problem. The resultant core density, core radius, and their scaling relation...

  16. Anti-proton and positron Cosmic Rays from Dark Matter annihilation around Intermediate Mass Black Holes

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    Lavalle, Julien

    2007-01-01

    Intermediate Mass Black Holes (IMBHs) are candidates to seed the Supermassive Black Holes (SMBHs), and some could still wander in the Galaxy. In the context of annihilating dark matter (DM), they are expected to drive huge annihilation rates, and could therefore significantly enhance the primary cosmic rays (CRs) expected from annihilation of the DM of the Galactic halo. In this proceeding (the original paper is Brun et al. 2007), we briefly explain the method to derive estimates of such exot...

  17. Positron and gamma-ray signatures of dark matter annihilation and big-bang nucleosynthesis

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    The positron excess observed by the PAMELA experiment may come from dark matter annihilation, if the annihilation cross section is large enough. We show that the dark matter annihilation scenarios to explain the positron excess may also be compatible with the discrepancy of the cosmic lithium abundances between theory and observations. The winolike neutralino in the supersymmetric standard model is a good example for it. This scenario may be confirmed by Fermi satellite experiments.

  18. Determination and applications of enhancement factors for positron and ortho-positronium annihilations

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    Electron-positron annihilation rates calculated directly from the electron and positron densities are known to underestimate the true annihilation rate. A correction factor, known as the enhancement factor, allows for the local increase of the electron density around the positron caused by the attractive electron-positron interaction. Enhancement factors are given for positrons annihilating with the 1s electron in H, He+, He, Li2+, and Li+. The enhancement factor for a free positron annihilating with He+ and He is found to be close to that of ortho-positronium (i.e., Ps in its triplet state) annihilating with these atoms. The enhancement factor for Ps-He scattering is used in conjunction with the known annihilation rate for pickoff annihilation to derive a scattering length of 1.47a0 for Ps-He scattering. Further, enhancement factors for e+-Ne and e+-Ar annihilation are used in conjunction with the pickoff annihilation rate to estimate scattering lengths of 1.46a0 for Ps-Ne scattering and 1.75a0 for Ps-Ar scattering

  19. Application of positron annihilation lifetime technique for {gamma}-irradiation stresses study in chalcogenide vitreous semiconductors

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    Shpotyuk, O.; Golovchak, R.; Kovalskiy, A. [Scientific Research Company ' ' Carat' ' , Stryjska str. 20279031 Lviv (Ukraine); Filipecki, J.; Hyla, M. [Physics Institute, Pedagogical University, Al. Armii Krajowej 13/1542201 Czestochowa (Poland)

    2002-08-01

    The influence of {gamma}-irradiation on the positron annihilation lifetime spectra in chalcogenide vitreous semiconductors of As-Ge-S system has been analysed. The correlations between lifetime data, structural features and chemical compositions of glasses have been discussed. The observed lifetime components are connected with bulk positron annihilation and positron annihilation on various native and {gamma}-induced open volume defects. It is concluded that after {gamma}-irradiation of investigated materials the {gamma}-induced microvoids based on S{sub 1}{sup -}, As{sub 2}{sup -}, and Ge{sub 3}{sup -} coordination defects play the major role in positron annihilation processes. (Abstract Copyright[2002], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  20. Nonuniversal self-similarity in a coagulation-annihilation model with constant kernels

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    The large time dynamics of a two-species coagulation-annihilation system with constant coagulation and annihilation rates is studied analytically when annihilation is complete. A scaling behaviour is observed which varies with the parameter coupling, the annihilation of the two species and which is nonuniversal in the sense that it varies, in some cases, with the initial conditions as well. The latter actually occurs when either the coupling parameter is equal to one, or the initial number of particles is the same for the two species.

  1. Simulation of the annihilation emission of galactic positrons; Modelisation de l'emission d'annihilation des positrons Galactiques

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    Gillard, W

    2008-01-15

    Positrons annihilate in the central region of our Galaxy. This has been known since the detection of a strong emission line centered on an energy of 511 keV in the direction of the Galactic center. This gamma-ray line is emitted during the annihilation of positrons with electrons from the interstellar medium. The spectrometer SPI, onboard the INTEGRAL observatory, performed spatial and spectral analyses of the positron annihilation emission. This thesis presents a study of the Galactic positron annihilation emission based on models of the different interactions undergone by positrons in the interstellar medium. The models are relied on our present knowledge of the properties of the interstellar medium in the Galactic bulge, where most of the positrons annihilate, and of the physics of positrons (production, propagation and annihilation processes). In order to obtain constraints on the positrons sources and physical characteristics of the annihilation medium, we compared the results of the models to measurements provided by the SPI spectrometer. (author)

  2. The Reasonable Explanation of Annihilation (fanā in Mysticism

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    Full Text Available Abstrak : Para mistikus melampaui tahap-tahap (derajat kesempurnaan mistik dan maqam spiritual dalam perjalanan mereka menuju Allah yang sulit dimengerti oleh non-mistikus. Karena itu, sebagian besar kalangan reflektif berusaha mengandalkan prinsip-prinsip intelektual dan teoritis mereka untuk memperoleh penjelasan atas pengalaman mistis dan ekstasi. Namun, keberhasilan penjelasannya sepenuhnya berada di bawah kuasa dan kekuatan dari prinsip-prinsip tersebut. (Fanā atau kesirnaan adalah salah satu tahap mistis atau keadaan yang sulit dimengerti oleh non-mistikus sehingga memunculkan berbagai teori yang berbeda untuk menjelaskannya. Pencapaian prestasi ilmiah dan filosofis merupakan penjelasan yang tepat atas fanā. Bagaimanapun upaya yang dilakukan dalam artikel ini membuktikan bahwa satu-satunya penjelasan yang sukses adalah penjelasan yang didasarkan pada prinsip-prinsip teosofi transendental dan mistisisme teoritis.Kata kunci : Fanā, Mistisisme, Penjelasan rasional, Mistisisme teoretis, Filsafat transendentalAbstract : Mystics are passing through stages (degrees of mystic perfection and esoteric abodes (spiritual stations in their spiritual journey to Allah which is difficult for unmystics to understand. Because of this, most of the reflective people are trying to rely on their intellectual and theoretical principles to obtain an understandable explanation of mystical experiences and ecstasy. However the success of such explanation completely lies in the power and strength of the above mentioned principles. (Fanā or annihilation is one of the mystical stages or states which unmystics find very difficult to reasonably understand, hence various and different theories have been provided for its explanation. Various scientific and philosophical achievements are appropriate explanations of annihilation (fanā which is valuable in its place; however effort had been made in this article to prove that the only successful explanation is an

  3. Search for Dark Matter Annihilation in Draco with STACEE

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    Driscoll, D D; Carson, J E; Covault, C E; Fortin, P; Gingrich, D M; Hanna, D S; Jarvis, A; Kildea, J; Lindner, T; Müller, C; Mukherjee, R; Ong, R A; Ragan, K; Williams, D A; Zweerink, J

    2007-01-01

    For some time, the Draco dwarf spheroidal galaxy has garnered interest as a possible source for the indirect detection of dark matter. Its large mass-to-light ratio and relative proximity to the Earth provide favorable conditions for the production of detectable gamma rays from dark matter self-annihilation in its core. The Solar Tower Atmospheric Cherenkov Effect Experiment (STACEE) is an air-shower Cherenkov telescope located in Albuquerque, NM capable of detecting gamma rays at energies above 100 GeV. We present the results of the STACEE observations of Draco during the 2005-2006 observing season totaling 10 hours of livetime after cuts.

  4. Collimation of the $e^{+}e^{-}$ annihilation event

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    Kimura, K

    1997-01-01

    The collimation $C$ of a hadronic event in the e^+e^- annihilation is defined as the average of $\\cos\\theta$, $C=$, where $\\theta$ is the angle of each hadron measured from the thrust axis, and the average is over all the hadrons produced in an event. It is an infrared-stable event-shape parameter. $1-\\bar C$, the difference between the unity and the average collimation at a given energy, is proportional to the anomalous dimension of the hadron multiplicity at the leading order in MLLA. Its next-to-leading order corrections are calculated.

  5. Positrons from dark matter annihilation in the galactic halo: uncertainties

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    Fornengo, N; Lineros, R; Donato, F; Salati, P

    2007-01-01

    Indirect detection signals from dark matter annihilation are studied in the positron channel. We discuss in detail the positron propagation inside the galactic medium: we present novel solutions of the diffusion and propagation equations and we focus on the determination of the astrophysical uncertainties which affect the positron dark matter signal. We show that, especially in the low energy tail of the positron spectra at Earth, the uncertainty is sizeable and we quantify the effect. Comparison of our predictions with current available and foreseen experimental data are derived.

  6. Hadron production in e+e- annihilation. QCD and hadronization

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    Recent results on hadron production in e+e- annihilation are summarized. The topics included are: (1) inclusive hadron production, (2) comparison of light (u,d,s) and heavy (c,b) quark jets; (3) p - anti p correlations; (4) gluon vs. quark jets; (5) analysis of 3 jet events; (6) measurement of the strong coupling constant α/sub s/; and (7) forward-backward asymmetries of quarks and leptons. Experimental data are compared with predictions of several models to reveal underlying physics. 62 refs., 22 figs

  7. Investigation of density inhomogeneities in liquids by positron annihilation

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    The case of positronium diffusion and annihilation in micellar solutions as well as in liquid normal alkanes is discussed. The traps are assumed to be the structural sparse density regions in these liquids. The traps in micellar solutions are the micelles, in alkanes they are found around the terminal -CH3 groups. The surface tension inside the micellar core (one of the basic parameters of micellization) is determined around the site of o-Ps solubilization. The o-Ps diffusivity parameters are determined in both systems. (K.A.) 48 refs.; 4 figs

  8. Strong CMB Constraint On P-Wave Annihilating Dark Matter

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    An, Haipeng; Wise, Mark B.; Zhang, Yue(Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 91125, U.S.A.)

    2016-01-01

    We consider a dark sector consisting of dark matter that is a Dirac fermion and a scalar mediator. This model has been extensively studied in the past. If the scalar couples to the dark matter in a parity conserving manner then dark matter annihilation to two mediators is dominated by the P-wave channel and hence is suppressed at very low momentum. The indirect detection constraint from the anisotropy of the Cosmic Microwave Background is usually thought to be absent in the model because of t...

  9. Study of anti-neutron annihilations at low energy

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    The results of a total cross section measurement for the reactions anti np and anti pn are plotted. These results indicate that the annihilation amplitudes are predominantly I = 1 at low energy. The S-wave unitarity limit is shown, and the data support the conclusion drawn from anti pp data that even at the lowest momenta P-wave and higher waves are very important. The technique of using antineutrons to study very low energy antineutrons to study very low energy antinucleon interactions is demonstrated to be feasible

  10. First study of rapidity gaps in e+e- annihilation

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    Abe, K; Ahn, C J; Akagi, T; Allen, N J; Ash, William W; Aston, D; Baird, K G; Baltay, C; Band, H R; Barakat, M B; Baranko, G J; Bardon, O; Barklow, Timothy L; Bazarko, A O; Ben-David, R; Benvenuti, Alberto C; Bienz, T; Bilei, G M; Bisello, D; Blaylock, G; Bogart, J R; Bolton, T; Bower, G R; Brau, J E; Breidenbach, M; Bugg, W M; Burke, D; Burnett, T H; Burrows, P N; Busza, W; Calcaterra, A; Caldwell, D O; Calloway, D H; Camanzi, B; Carpinelli, M; Cassell, R; Castaldi, R; Castro, A; Cavalli-Sforza, M; Church, E; Cohn, H O; Coller, J A; Cook, V; Cotton, R; Cowan, R F; Coyne, D G; de Oliveira, A; Damerell, C J S; Daoudi, M; De Sangro, R; De Simone, P; Dell'Orso, R; Dima, M; Du, P Y C; Dubois, R; Eisenstein, B I; Elia, R; Falciai, D; Fero, M J; Frey, R; Furuno, K; Gillman, T; Gladding, G E; González, S; Hallewell, G D; Hart, E L; Hasegawa, Y; Hedges, S J; Hertzbach, S S; Hildreth, M D; Huber, J; Huffer, M E; Hughes, E W; Hwang, H; Iwasaki, Y; Jackson, D J; Jacques, P; Jaros, J A; Johnson, A S; Johnson, J R; Johnson, R A; Junk, T R; Kajikawa, R; Kalelkar, M S; Kang, H J; Karliner, I; Kawahara, H; Kendall, H W; Kim, Y; King, M E; King, R; Kofler, R R; Krishna, N M; Kroeger, R S; Labs, J F; Langston, M; Lath, A; Lauber, J A; Leith, D W G S; Liu, M X; Liu, X; Loreti, M; Lu, A; Lynch, H L; Ma, J; Mancinelli, G; Manly, S L; Mantovani, G C; Markiewicz, T W; Maruyama, T; Massetti, R; Masuda, H; Mattison, T S; Mazzucato, E; McKemey, A K; Meadows, B T; Messner, R; Mockett, P M; Moffeit, K C; Mours, B; Müller, G; Müller, D; Nagamine, T; Narita, S; Nauenberg, U; Neal, H A; Nussbaum, M; Ohnishi, Y; Osborne, L S; Panvini, R S; Park, H; Pavel, T J; Peruzzi, I; Piccolo, M; Piemontese, L; Pieroni, E; Pitts, K T; Plano, R J; Prepost, R; Prescott, C Y; Punkar, G D; Quigley, J; Ratcliff, B N; Reeves, T W; Reidy, J; Rensing, P E; Rochester, L S; Rothberg, J E; Rowson, P C; Russell, J J; Saxton, O H; Schalk, T L; Schindler, R H; Schumm, B A; Seiden, A; Sen, S; Serbo, V V; Saevitz, M H; Shank, J T; Shapiro, G; Shapiro, S L; Sherden, D J; Shmakov, K D; Simopoulos, C; Sinev, N B; Smith, S R; Snyder, J A; Stamer, P E; Steiner, H; Steiner, R; Strauss, M G; Su, D; Suekane, F; Sugiyama, A; Suzuki, S; Swartz, M; Szumilo, A; Takahashi, T; Taylor, F E; Torrence, E; Turk, J; Usher, T; Vavra, J; Vannini, C; Vella, E N; Venuti, J P; Verdier, R; Verdini, P G; Wagner, S R; Waite, A P; Watts, S J; Weidemann, A W; Weiss, E R; Whitaker, J S; White, S L; Wickens, F J; Williams, D A; Williams, D C; Williams, S H; Willocq, S; Wilson, R J; Wisniewski, W J; Woods, M; Word, G B; Wyss, J; Yamamoto, R K; Yamartino, J M; Yang, X; Yellin, S J; Young, C C; Yuta, H; Zapalac, G H; Zdarko, R W; Zeitlin, C; Zhou, J

    1996-01-01

    We present the first study of rapidity gaps in e+e- annihilations using Z0 decays collected by the SLD experiment at SLAC. Our measured rapidity gap spectra all exponentially with increasing gap size over five decades, and we observe no anomalous class of events containing large gaps. This supports the interpretation of the large-gap events measured in pp and ep collisions in terms of exchange of color-singlet objects. The presence of heavy flavors or additional jets does not affect these conclusions.

  11. Compton Scattering, Pair Annihilation and Pair Production in a Plasma

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    Krishan, Vinod

    1999-01-01

    The square of the four momentum of a photon in vacuum is zero. However, in an unmagnetized plasma it is equal to the square of the plasma frequency. Further, the electron-photon coupling vertex is modified in a plasma to include the effect of the plasma medium. I calculate the cross sections of the three processes - the Compton scattering, electron-positron pair annihilation and production in a plasma. At high plasma densities, the cross sections are found to change significantly. Such high p...

  12. Geant4 Simulation of Annihilation and excitation of Positronium

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    Gad, Andreas

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this report is to document the work done during the summer of 2016 (18/6- 26/8) as a part of the CERN Summer Student Programme. The work has been done at the AEgIS (Antihydrogen Experiment: Gravity, Interferometry, Spectroscopy) collaboration under the supervision of Lillian Smestad and Michael Doser. The goal of the project was to create a Monte Carlo simulation in Geant4, of Positronium annihilation and excitation in the positron test chamber of the AEgIs experiment.

  13. Inclusive Production Λ c in the e + e - - Annihilation

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    Osati, T.; Movlanaei, M.

    2016-09-01

    In the framework of the quark-diquark model of baryons, Λ c can be considered as constituent c quark and ud diquark. In hadronizasion process baryon Λ c can be produced from ud scalar diquark and c quark fragmentation. So in this work, in the lowest order of perturbative QCD, fragmentation functions c → Λ c and ud → Λ c are calculated and finally in the electron-positron annihilation in LEP, the inclusive cross section production of Λ c is calculated about pole of z 0.

  14. Annihilating dark matter and the galactic positron excess

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    Maor, Irit

    2006-01-01

    The possibility that the Galactic dark matter is composed of neutralinos that are just above half the $Z^o$ mass is examined, in the context of the Galactic positron excess. In particular, we check if the anomalous bump in the cosmic ray positron to electron ratio at $10~GeV$ can be explained with the ``decay'' of virtual $Z^o$ bosons produced when the neutralinos annihilate. We find that the low energy behaviour of our prediction fits well the existing data. Assuming the neutralinos annihila...

  15. Electron-positron Annihilation Lines and Decaying Sterile Neutrinos

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    Chan, M. H.; Chu, M. -C.

    2011-01-01

    If massive sterile neutrinos exist, their decays into photons and/or electron-positron pairs may give rise to observable consequences. We consider the possibility that MeV sterile neutrino decays lead to the diffuse positron annihilation line in the Milky Way center, and we thus obtain bounds on the sterile neutrino decay rate $\\Gamma_e \\ge 10^{-28}$ s$^{-1}$ from relevant astrophysical/cosmological data. Also, we expect a soft gamma flux of $1.2 \\times 10^{-4}-9.7 \\times 10^{-4}$ ph cm$^{-2}...

  16. Two-Photon Total Annihilation of Molecular Positronium

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    Pérez-Ríos, Jesús; Greene, Chris H

    2014-01-01

    The rate for complete two-photon annihilation of molecular positronium Ps$_{2}$ is reported. This decay channel involves a four-body collision among the fermions forming Ps$_{2}$, and two photons of 1.022 MeV, each, as the final state. The quantum electrodynamics result for the rate of this process is found to be $\\Gamma_{Ps_{2} \\rightarrow \\gamma\\gamma}$ = 9.0 $\\times 10^{-12}$ s$^{-1}$. This decay channel completes the most comprehensive decay chart for Ps$_{2}$ up to date.

  17. A Position Annihilation Study of Defect Recovery in Electron-Irradiated alpha-Zr

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    Hood, G. M.; Eldrup, Morten Mostgaard; Mogensen, O. E.

    The presence of vacancy defects in α-Zr, irradiated at 320 > T > 290 K with 1.5 MeV electrons, has been indicated by positron annihilation measurements. It was found that positron lifetimes associated with annihilation in well-annealed α-Zr, fell in the range 173 to 181 psec, with no obvious depe...

  18. Optical-vortex pair creation and annihilation and helical astigmatism of a nonplanar ring resonator

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    The creation and annihilation of pairs of optical vortices have been studied in transitions between patterns produced in a photorefractive oscillator. Smooth metamorphosis between stable patterns occurs through pair creation or annihilation but can be modeled using superposition of modes taking into account lifting of degeneracy of helical modes by helical astigmatism of the resonator. copyright 1996 The American Physical Society

  19. Investigation of Scale Exponents of Complete and Incomplete Aggregation-Annihilation Processes

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    HUANG Bi-Hua; LIU Cui-Mei; YANG Zhan-Ru

    2004-01-01

    The complete and incomplete aggregation-annihilation processes are investigated with the method of generating function, and the scale exponents are obtained exactly. We find that the scale exponents of incomplete aggregation-annihilation process are different from the previous exponents obtained by different methods. The time dependence of the total number of clusters and the total mass of clusters are analytically obtained.

  20. Positron annihilation studies in solid 2-aminopyridine, 3-aminopyridine, 4-aminopyridine and 2-aminopyrimidine

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    Netto, A. Marques; Bicalho, S. M. C. M.; Filgueiras, Ca. L.; Machado, J. C.

    1985-09-01

    Positron annihilation lifetimes and Doppler-broadened annihilation lines have been measured in solid 2-aminopyridine (2-APY), 3-aminopyridine (3-APY), 4-aminopyridine (4-APY) and 2-aminopyrimidine (2-APYM). The results point to the formation of positronium in the solid pyridines and the yields are discussed in terms of the structures and the electron donation character of the compounds.

  1. CMB bounds on dark matter annihilation: Nucleon energy losses after recombination

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    C. Weniger; P.D. Serpico; F. Iocco; G. Bertone

    2013-01-01

    We consider the propagation and energy losses of protons and antiprotons produced by dark matter annihilation at redshifts 100annihilations into quarks, gluons and weak gauge bosons, protons and antiprotons carry about 20% of the energy injected into e± and γ’s, b

  2. The dark matter annihilation boost from low-temperature reheating

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    Erickcek, Adrienne L.

    2015-11-01

    The evolution of the Universe between inflation and the onset of big bang nucleosynthesis is difficult to probe and largely unconstrained. This ignorance profoundly limits our understanding of dark matter: we cannot calculate its thermal relic abundance without knowing when the Universe became radiation dominated. Fortunately, small-scale density perturbations provide a probe of the early Universe that could break this degeneracy. If dark matter is a thermal relic, density perturbations that enter the horizon during an early matter-dominated era grow linearly with the scale factor prior to reheating. The resulting abundance of substructure boosts the annihilation rate by several orders of magnitude, which can compensate for the smaller annihilation cross sections that are required to generate the observed dark matter density in these scenarios. In particular, thermal relics with masses less than a TeV that thermally and kinetically decouple prior to reheating may already be ruled out by Fermi-LAT observations of dwarf spheroidal galaxies. Although these constraints are subject to uncertainties regarding the internal structure of the microhalos that form from the enhanced perturbations, they open up the possibility of using gamma-ray observations to learn about the reheating of the Universe.

  3. Annihilation photon acollinearity in PET: volunteer and phantom FDG studies

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    Shibuya, Kengo [Department of Biophysics, Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Anagawa 4-9-1, Inage, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan); Yoshida, Eiji [Department of Biophysics, Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Anagawa 4-9-1, Inage, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan); Nishikido, Fumihiko [Department of Biophysics, Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Anagawa 4-9-1, Inage, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan); Suzuki, Toshikazu [Department of Dose Assessment, Research Center for Radiation Emergency Medicine, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Anagawa 4-9-1, Inage, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan); Tsuda, Tomoaki [Department of Biophysics, Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Anagawa 4-9-1, Inage, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan); Inadama, Naoko [Department of Biophysics, Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Anagawa 4-9-1, Inage, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan); Yamaya, Taiga [Department of Biophysics, Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Anagawa 4-9-1, Inage, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan); Murayama, Hideo [Department of Biophysics, Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Anagawa 4-9-1, Inage, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan)

    2007-09-07

    Annihilation photon acollinearity is a fundamental but little investigated problem in positron emission tomography (PET). In this paper, the cause of the angular deviation from 180.00{sup 0} is described as well as how to evaluate it under conditions of a spatially distributed radiation source and a limited acquisition time for the human body. A relationship between the shape of the photopeak spectrum and the angular distribution is formulated using conservation laws of momentum and energy over the pair annihilation. Then the formula is used to evaluate the acollinearity for a pool phantom and the human body with FDG injected. The angular distribution for the pool phantom agrees well with that for pure water which had been directly measured by Colombino et al in 1965 (Nuovo Cimento 38 707-23), and also with that for the human body determined in this study. Pure water can be considered as a good approximation of the human body regarding the angular deviation. The blurring coefficient to be multiplied by the ring diameter in calculations of the PET spatial resolution is experimentally determined for the first time as 0.00243 {+-} 0.00014; this is 10% larger than the value widely used by investigators.

  4. Relative Biological Effectiveness and Peripheral Damage of Antiproton Annihilation

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    Kavanagh, J N; Kaiser, F; Tegami, S; Schettino, G; Kovacevic, S; Hajdukovic, D; Welsch, C P; Currell, F J; Toelli, H T; Doser, M; Holzscheiter, M; Herrmann, R; Timson, D J; Alsner, J; Landua, R; Knudsen, H; Comor, J; Moller, S P; Beyer, G

    2002-01-01

    The use of ions to deliver radiation to a body for therapeutic purposes has the potential to be significant improvement over the use of low linear energy transfer (LET) radiation because of the improved energy deposition profile and the enhanced biological effects of ions relative to photons. Proton therapy centers exist and are being used to treat patients. In addition, the initial use of heavy ions such as carbon is promising to the point that new treatment facilities are planned. Just as with protons or heavy ions, antiprotons can be used to deliver radiation to the body in a controlled way; however antiprotons will exhibit additional energy deposition due to annihilation of the antiprotons within the body. The slowing down of antiprotons in matter is similar to that of protons except at the very end of the range beyond the Bragg peak. Gray and Kalogeropoulos estimated the additional energy deposited by heavy nuclear fragments within a few millimeters of the annihilation vertex to be approximately 30 MeV (...

  5. Fear of the mind. The annihilating power of the gaze.

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    Bonomi, Carlo

    2008-06-01

    The concern for the annihilating power of the gaze is not part of the Freudian discourse, but represents one of the most valuable contributions of phenomenology to psychoanalysis. When clear boundaries between the self and the others are not yet established, the gaze is experienced as a disembodied force that radiates from the eyes and can dangerously penetrate into the mind. In this regard, the body or parts of it can be used as a shelter. If the external body is not sufficiently cathected, its sheltering function is also decreased, to the point that the body is experienced as transparent, and the most intimate feelings and thoughts become dangerously available to the others. In primitive societies this situation is experienced as the danger of losing the soul. The unconscious fantasy of obstructing the sight can be used to neutralize the annihilating power of the gaze by introducing an artificial barrier between the minds. In dreams and in other expressions of the unconscious, the black color might hint at such an artificial barrier. What is then blackened are moments of the meeting of the mind that cannot be introjected. Blind spots in the perception of the mind of the other as well as in the perception of the self are a specific consequence of this kind of defense. PMID:18509371

  6. Detecting electron neutrinos from solar dark matter annihilation by JUNO

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    Guo, Wan-Lei

    2016-01-01

    We explore the electron neutrino signals from light dark matter (DM) annihilation in the Sun for the large liquid scintillator detector JUNO. In terms of the spectrum features of three typical DM annihilation channels χχ → νbar nu, τ+τ-, bbar b, we take two sets of selection conditions to calculate the expected signals and atmospheric neutrino backgrounds based on the Monte Carlo simulation data. Then the JUNO sensitivities to the spin independent DM-nucleon and spin dependent DM-proton cross sections are presented. It is found that the JUNO projected sensitivities are much better than the current spin dependent direct detection experimental limits for the νbar nu and τ+τ- channels. In the spin independent case, the JUNO will give the better sensitivity to the DM-nucleon cross section than the LUX and CDMSlite limits for the νbar nu channel with the DM mass lighter than 6.5 GeV . If the νbar nu or τ+τ- channel is dominant, the future JUNO results are very helpful for us to understand the tension between the DAMA annual modulation signal and other direct detection exclusions.

  7. Detecting electron neutrinos from solar dark matter annihilation by JUNO

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    We explore the electron neutrino signals from light dark matter (DM) annihilation in the Sun for the large liquid scintillator detector JUNO. In terms of the spectrum features of three typical DM annihilation channels χχ→νν-bar,τ+τ−,bb-bar, we take two sets of selection conditions to calculate the expected signals and atmospheric neutrino backgrounds based on the Monte Carlo simulation data. Then the JUNO sensitivities to the spin independent DM-nucleon and spin dependent DM-proton cross sections are presented. It is found that the JUNO projected sensitivities are much better than the current spin dependent direct detection experimental limits for the νν-bar and τ+τ− channels. In the spin independent case, the JUNO will give the better sensitivity to the DM-nucleon cross section than the LUX and CDMSlite limits for the νν-bar channel with the DM mass lighter than 6.5 GeV. If the νν-bar or τ+τ− channel is dominant, the future JUNO results are very helpful for us to understand the tension between the DAMA annual modulation signal and other direct detection exclusions

  8. Annihilation photon acollinearity in PET: volunteer and phantom FDG studies

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    Annihilation photon acollinearity is a fundamental but little investigated problem in positron emission tomography (PET). In this paper, the cause of the angular deviation from 180.000 is described as well as how to evaluate it under conditions of a spatially distributed radiation source and a limited acquisition time for the human body. A relationship between the shape of the photopeak spectrum and the angular distribution is formulated using conservation laws of momentum and energy over the pair annihilation. Then the formula is used to evaluate the acollinearity for a pool phantom and the human body with FDG injected. The angular distribution for the pool phantom agrees well with that for pure water which had been directly measured by Colombino et al in 1965 (Nuovo Cimento 38 707-23), and also with that for the human body determined in this study. Pure water can be considered as a good approximation of the human body regarding the angular deviation. The blurring coefficient to be multiplied by the ring diameter in calculations of the PET spatial resolution is experimentally determined for the first time as 0.00243 ± 0.00014; this is 10% larger than the value widely used by investigators

  9. TGRS observations of positron annihilation in classical novae

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    The TGRS experiment on board the Wind spacecraft has many advantages as a sky monitor--broad field of view (∼2π centered on the south ecliptic pole), long life (1994-present), and stable low background and continuous coverage due to Wind's high altitude high eccentricity orbit. The Ge detector has sufficient energy resolution (3-4 keV at 511 keV) to resolve a cosmic positron annihilation line from the strong background annihilation line from β-decays induced by cosmic ray impacts on the instrument, if the cosmic line is Doppler-shifted by this amount. Such lines (blueshifted) are predicted from nucleosynthesis in classical novae. We have searched the entire TGRS database for 1995-1997 for this line, with negative results. In principle such a search could yield an unbiased upper limit on the highly-uncertain Galactic nova rate. We carefully examined the times around the known nova events during this period, also with negative results. The upper limit on the nova line flux in a 6-hr interval is typically -3photon cm-2 s-1 (4.6σ). We performed the same analysis for times around the outburst of Nova Vel 1999, obtaining a worse limit due to recent degradation of the detector response caused by cosmic ray induced damage

  10. SUSY dark matter annihilation in the Galactic halo

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    Berezinsky, Veniamin; Erohenko, Yury

    2015-01-01

    Neutralino annihilation in the Galactic halo is the most definite observational signature proposed for indirect registration of the SUSY Dark Matter (DM) candidate particles. The corresponding annihilation signal (in the form of gamma-rays, positrons and antiprotons) may be boosted for one or three orders of magnitude due to the clustering of cold DM particles into the small-scale and very dense self-gravitating clumps. We discuss the formation of these clumps from the initial density perturbations and their successive fate in the Galactic halo. Only a small fraction of these clumps, $\\sim0.1$%, in each logarithmic mass interval $\\Delta\\log M\\sim1$ survives the stage of hierarchical clustering. We calculate the probability of surviving the remnants of dark matter clumps in the Galaxy by modelling the tidal destruction of the small-scale clumps by the Galactic disk and stars. It is demonstrated that a substantial fraction of clump remnants may survive through the tidal destruction during the lifetime of the Ga...

  11. Detecting electron neutrinos from solar dark matter annihilation by JUNO

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    Guo, Wan-Lei [Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences,P.O. Box 918, Beijing 100049 (China)

    2016-01-21

    We explore the electron neutrino signals from light dark matter (DM) annihilation in the Sun for the large liquid scintillator detector JUNO. In terms of the spectrum features of three typical DM annihilation channels χχ→νν-bar,τ{sup +}τ{sup −},bb-bar, we take two sets of selection conditions to calculate the expected signals and atmospheric neutrino backgrounds based on the Monte Carlo simulation data. Then the JUNO sensitivities to the spin independent DM-nucleon and spin dependent DM-proton cross sections are presented. It is found that the JUNO projected sensitivities are much better than the current spin dependent direct detection experimental limits for the νν-bar and τ{sup +}τ{sup −} channels. In the spin independent case, the JUNO will give the better sensitivity to the DM-nucleon cross section than the LUX and CDMSlite limits for the νν-bar channel with the DM mass lighter than 6.5 GeV. If the νν-bar or τ{sup +}τ{sup −} channel is dominant, the future JUNO results are very helpful for us to understand the tension between the DAMA annual modulation signal and other direct detection exclusions.

  12. Calculating the Annihilation Rate of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles

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    Baumgart, Matthew; Rothstein, Ira Z.; Vaidya, Varun

    2015-05-01

    We develop a formalism that allows one to systematically calculate the weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) annihilation rate into gamma rays whose energy far exceeds the weak scale. A factorization theorem is presented which separates the radiative corrections stemming from initial-state potential interactions from loops involving the final state. This separation allows us to go beyond the fixed order calculation, which is polluted by large infrared logarithms. For the case of Majorana WIMPs transforming in the adjoint representation of SU(2), we present the result for the resummed rate at leading double-log accuracy in terms of two initial-state partial-wave matrix elements and one hard matching coefficient. For a given model, one may calculate the cross section by finding the tree level matching coefficient and determining the value of a local four-fermion operator. The effects of resummation can be as large as 100% for a 20 TeV WIMP. However, for lighter WIMP masses relevant for the thermal relic scenario, leading-log resummation modifies the Sudakov factors only at the 10% level. Furthermore, given comparably sized Sommerfeld factors, the total effect of radiative corrections on the semi-inclusive photon annihilation rate is found to be percent level. The generalization of the formalism to other types of WIMPs is discussed.

  13. Kinetic Behavior of Aggregation—Fragmentation Process with Annihilation

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    KEJian-Hong; LINZhen-Quan

    2002-01-01

    The kinetic behavior of an aggregation-fragmentation-annihilation system with two distinct species is studied.We propose that the aggretation reaction occurs only between two clusters of the same species,and the irreversible annihilation reaction occurs only between two clusters of different species,meanwhile there exists the fragmentation reaction of a cluster into two smaller clusters for either species.Based on the mean-field theory,we investigate the rate equations of the process with constant reaction rates and obtain the asymptotic descriptions of the cluster-mass distribution.In the case of the same initial concentrations of two species,the scaling descriptions for the cluster-mass distributions of the two species are found to break down completely.It is also observed that the kinetic behaviors of distinct species are quite complicated for the case of different initial concentrations of the two species.The clusters of harger initial concentration species(heavy species) possess peculiar scaling properties,while the cluster-mass distribution of light species has not scaling behavior.The exponents describing the scaling behavior for heavy species strongly depend on its fragmentation rate and initial monomer concentrations of two kinds of reactants.

  14. General features of jets in e+e- annihilation

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    Many facts have been gathered during the last years at PETRA and recently also at PEP. Jets occur in other types of reactions as pp/panti p-collisions or deep inelastic lepton-nucleon scattering as well. However e+e--annihilation has the special advantage that (a) no hadronic matter exists in the initial state that can influence quark fragmentation, and (b) the kinds of partons in the first stage of fragmentation are unique - all jets originate from quarks, no gluons or diquarks are around at the very first stage. One important result is that the c.m. energy W effective in the partonic reaction is uniquely known. Data on fragmentation in e+e--annihilations have by now been accumulated at several energies W with rather high statistics allowing not only a thorough analysis of jet properties at fixed W but also of their variation with W. Most of the data presented in the following sections are corrected for detector effects and experimental cuts. (orig.)

  15. CMB data constraint on self-annihilation of dark matter particles

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    Kim, Jaiseung

    2010-01-01

    Recently, self-annihilation of dark matter particles is proposed to explain the "WMAP Haze" and excess of energetic positrons and electrons in ATIC and PAMELA results. If self-annihilation of dark matter occurs around the recombination of cosmic plasma, energy release from self-annihilation of dark matter delays the recombination, and hence affects CMB anisotropy. By using the recent CMB data, we have investigated the self-annihilation of dark matter particles. In this investigation, we do not find statistically significant evidence, and impose an upper bound on /m_{\\chi}. The upcoming data from Planck surveyor and the Fermi Gamma-ray telescope will allow us to break some of parameter degeneracy and improve constraints on self-annihilation of dark matter particles.

  16. High Statistics Study of $p\\bar$p Annihilation Physics at the EHS

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    2002-01-01

    We propose to perform an experiment to study antiproton-proton annihilations at 50 GeV/c, using the EHS facility.\\\\ \\\\ We will study in detail annihilation processes in terms of the underlying quark structure, and to compare our results with the predictions of the three principal models: quark fusion, fragmentation and recombination.\\\\ \\\\ These models achieved satisfactory results for pion and non-strange resonance production but failed for strange particle production. In fact a study of the production of strange particles could lead to valuable dues in understanding the annihilation mechanisms. A possible explanation of their production is that fast gluons materialize as strange quark pairs in the annihilation process. \\\\ \\\\ We expect to obtain 35 K, well identified, annihilation events.

  17. Positron Annihilation 3-D Momentum Spectrometry by Synchronous 2D-ACAR and DBAR

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    Burggraf, Larry W.; Bonavita, Angelo M.; Williams, Christopher S.; Fagan-Kelly, Stefan B.; Jimenez, Stephen M.

    2015-05-01

    A positron annihilation spectroscopy system capable of determining 3D electron-positron (e--e+) momentum densities has been constructed and tested. In this technique two opposed HPGe strip detectors measure angular coincidence of annihilation radiation (ACAR) and Doppler broadening of annihilation radiation (DBAR) in coincidence to produce 3D momentum datasets in which the parallel momentum component obtained from the DBAR measurement can be selected for annihilation events that possess a particular perpendicular momentum component observed in the 2D ACAR spectrum. A true 3D momentum distribution can also be produced. Measurement of 3-D momentum spectra in oxide materials has been demonstrated including O-atom defects in 6H SiC and silver atom substitution in lithium tetraborate crystals. Integration of the 3-D momentum spectrometer with a slow positron beam for future surface resonant annihilation spectrometry measurements will be described. Sponsorship from Air Force Office of Scientific Research

  18. Characterization of the melting process of PTFE using positron annihilation spectroscopy

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    Honda, Y.; Nishijima, S.

    2015-06-01

    Poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) is a semi-crystalline polymer and the lifetime of ortho-positronium(o-Ps) is known to be able to be separated into two components due to annihilation in the crystal region and in the amorphous region. The melting process of PTFE was investigated using positron annihilation spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. The results indicated that volume expansion with an increase of temperature is dominantly due to the expansion of the amorphous region and a Ps bubble is formed at melting in both regions. The o-Ps relating to the crystal region definitely remains on the surface of crystal at the time of annihilation. The production of lower energy electrons at melting was deduced by the analysis of the Doppler broadened annihilation photopeak, and the increase in the number of such electrons was found to have great influence on the formation of the o-Ps and annihilation processes of positron and o-Ps.

  19. The 21 cm signal and the interplay between dark matter annihilations and astrophysical processes

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    Lopez-Honorez, Laura; Moliné, Ángeles; Palomares-Ruiz, Sergio; Vincent, Aaron C

    2016-01-01

    Future dedicated radio interferometers, including HERA and SKA, are very promising tools that aim to study the epoch of reionization and beyond via measurements of the 21 cm signal from neutral hydrogen. Dark matter (DM) annihilations into charged particles change the thermal history of the Universe and, as a consequence, affect the 21 cm signal. Accurately predicting the effect of DM strongly relies on the modeling of annihilations inside halos. In this work, we use up-to-date computations of the energy deposition rates by the products from DM annihilations, a proper treatment of the contribution from DM annihilations in halos, as well as values of the annihilation cross section allowed by the most recent cosmological measurements from the Planck satellite. Given current uncertainties on the description of the astrophysical processes driving the epochs of reionization, X-ray heating and Lyman-$\\alpha$ pumping, we find that disentangling DM signatures from purely astrophysical effects, related to early-time s...

  20. Dark matter annihilation near a black hole: Plateau versus weak cusp

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    Dark matter annihilation in so-called spikes near black holes is believed to be an important method of indirect dark matter detection. In the case of circular particle orbits, the density profile of dark matter has a plateau at small radii, the maximal density being limited by the annihilation cross section. However, in the general case of arbitrary velocity anisotropy the situation is different. Particularly, for isotropic velocity distribution the density profile cannot be shallower than r-1/2 in the very center. Indeed, a detailed study reveals that in many cases the term ''annihilation plateau'' is misleading, as the density actually continues to rise towards small radii and forms a weak cusp, ρ∝r-(β+1/2), where β is the anisotropy coefficient. The annihilation flux, however, does not change much in the latter case, if averaged over an area larger than the annihilation radius

  1. Applications of slow positrons to cancer research: Search for selectivity of positron annihilation to skin cancer

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    Jean, Y.C. [Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 205 Spenscer Chemistry Building, 5009 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110 (United States)]. E-mail: jeany@umkc.edu; Li Ying [Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 205 Spenscer Chemistry Building, 5009 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110 (United States); Liu Gaung [Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 205 Spenscer Chemistry Building, 5009 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110 (United States); Chen, Hongmin [Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 205 Spenscer Chemistry Building, 5009 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110 (United States); Zhang Junjie [Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 205 Spenscer Chemistry Building, 5009 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110 (United States); Gadzia, Joseph E. [Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66103 (United States); Kansas Medical Clinic, Topeka, KS 66614 (United States)

    2006-02-28

    Slow positrons and positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) have been applied to medical research in searching for positron annihilation selectivity to cancer cells. We report the results of positron lifetime and Doppler broadening energy spectroscopies in human skin samples with and without cancer as a function of positron incident energy (up to 8 {mu}m depth) and found that the positronium annihilates at a significantly lower rate and forms at a lower probability in the samples having either basal cell carcinoma (BCC) or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) than in the normal skin. The significant selectivity of positron annihilation to skin cancer may open a new research area of developing positron annihilation spectroscopy as a novel medical tool to detect cancer formation externally and non-invasively at the early stages.

  2. Positron and Positronium Annihilation Lifetime, and Free Volume in Polymers.

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    Yu, Zhibin

    1995-01-01

    Positron annihilation lifetime measurements were carried out for six polycarbonates of different structures and four polystyrenes of different molecular weight over a wide temperature range covering the glass transition region. The o-Ps mean lifetime is very sensitive to the changes of free volume in those polymers which occur due to change of molecular structure, chain length, and temperature. The influence of the unavoidable e^{+} irradiation and physical aging on the mean lifetime and the intensity of o-Ps annihilation were studied by conducting time dependent measurements on both very aged and rejuvenated samples. Both irradiation and physical aging reduce the formation of positronium, but have no effect on the mean lifetime of Ps atoms. The free volume fraction h obtained from the positron lifetime measurements was compared with the prediction of the statistical mechanical theory of Simha and Somcynsky; good agreement was found in the melt state though clear deviations were observed in the glassy state. A free volume quantity, computed from the bulk volume, which is in a good numerical agreement with the Simha-Somcynsky h-function in the melt, gives improved agreement with the h value calculated from the positron lifetime measurements. To investigate certain anomalies observed in the computer analysis of the positron annihilation lifetime spectra on polymers, we developed a computer simulation of the experimental data, which then was used to test the accuracy of the fitting results in the different circumstances. The influence caused by a possible distribution of the o-Ps mean lifetimes and the width of the spectrometer time resolution function were studied. The theoretical connection between the o-Ps mean lifetime and the free volume hole size was reviewed based on a finite spherical potential well model, and the status of the localized Ps atom in polymers was evaluated by calculation of the barrier transmission probability and the escaping probability of the

  3. Quasinuclear resonances and annihilation in nucleon-antinucleon scattering

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    The author sketches some of the current problems of the N-anti N system, both in experiment and theory and investigates the general properties like levels, cross sections and amplitudes near the N-anti N threshold given a one boson exchange interaction and using a G-parity transformed non-static potential. A multi-channel N/D formalism is used to calculate the levels and amplitudes and a thorough description of the pole structure near the N-anti N threshold is presented. Based on the results of the model for the N-anti N system, the annihilation of the e+-e- pairs into hadrons is considered and the antipd system is described. (Auth./C.F.)

  4. Gamma and pizero production in e+e- annihilation

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    Inclusive cross sections of γ's and π0 mesons in hadronic events produced by electron-positron annihilation for the center-of-mass energy range 4.9 to 7.4 GeV are presented. Scale invariance of the inclusive spectra is exhibited in this energy range, and their normalization and shape are seen to be consistent with those of spectra arising from the decay of the π0. The fraction of center-of-mass energy carried away by the γ's at high energies is found to be = 0.24 +- 0.01. The π0 inclusive cross section is seen to be consistent in normalization and shape with half the charged-π cross section between x = 0.15 and 0.75, with an integrated inclusive cross-section ratio of sigma(π0)/[sigma(π+) + sigma(π-)] = 0.48 +- 0.05. 60 figures, 7 tables

  5. Positron annihilation investigations on poly(methyl methacrylate)

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    Positron lifetime and Doppler broadened annihilation radiation were measured for seven different samples of poly(methyl methacrylate) at room temperature in vacuum. The polymerisation of methyl methacrylate was carried out as a bulk polymerisation in the presence of benzoyl peroxide as an initiator. The effect of the amount of the initiator on the viscosity-average molecular weight was studied. It was found that the viscosity-average molecular weight decreased with increasing amount of the initiator. The average lifetime and intensity of ortho-positronium (o-Ps) increased with increasing viscosity-average molecular weight up to 6.85x104 and remained constant after that. The S-parameter showed a similar behaviour as that of the o-Ps intensity.

  6. Positron annihilation lifetime study of low temperature irradiated metals

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    Kuramoto, Eiichi [Kyushu Univ., Kasuga, Fukuoka (Japan). Research Inst. for Applied Mechanics

    1997-11-01

    Positron annihilation lifetime measurements have been made for electron and neutron irradiated Fe, Fe-Cr, Fe-Cu, Fe-Si, Fe-16Cr-17Ni specimens, and isochronal annealing behaviors were obtained for these metals and alloys. It was found that vacancies start to migrate at about 200 K in Fe and form microvoids, but by the addition of small amount of alloying elements this behavior was changed depending on the alloying elements. Positron lifetime calculations were made to explain the experimental results using EAM (embedded atom method) type potential for the lattice relaxation and the atomic superposition method for the lifetime calculation. Fairly good agreements were obtained for the positron lifetime in a vacancy in Fe and other alloys. (author)

  7. A study of multijet events in e+e--annihilation

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    A multijet analysis of hadronic final states from e+e--annihilation in the energy range 27 GeV < sub(cm) < 32 GeV is presented. The analysis uses a cluster method to identify the jets in a hadronic event. The distribution of the number of jets per event is compared with several models. From the number of identified coplanar 3-jet events the strong coupling constant is determined to be αs = 0.15 +- 0.03 (stat. error) +- 0.02 (syst. error). The inferred energy distribution of the most energetic parton is in good agreement with the first order QCD prediction. A scalar gluon model is strongly disfavoured. Higher twist contributions to the 3-jet sample are found to be small. (orig.)

  8. The temperature dependence of positron annihilation in α-Hf

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    Doppler-broadening of the positron annihilation photopeak has been measured for α-Hf (6.8 at% Zr) in the interval 298-1945 K. The data, in terms of peak (L) and wing (W) line-shape parameters, show three regions of behaviour. Region I, 298-750 K, shows a complex temperature response of W and S: it is associated with positron interactions with impurity-related defects. Region II, 750-1750 K, shows a linear temperature dependence of S and W, it is associated with thermal expansion effects. Region III, 1750-1945 K, shows an increasing temperature dependence indicative of positron-interactions with equilibrium vacancies. The vacancy formation energy deduced from the data is 2.5 eV. (orig.)

  9. Study of intermittency in electron-positron annihilation into hadrons

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    Intermittency effects have been studied directly for the first time in e+e- annihilation, using 37509 hadronic events at an average CM energy of =35 GeV. The factorial moments F2, F3 and F4 are given for the rapidity distribution and for the two-dimensional distributions in rapidity and azimuthal angle. The effects of cuts in sphericity and particle momentum are large. Comparison with several fragmentation models are made; some models like the Lund model with O(αs2) matrix element give a qualitative description of the phenomena. The importance of detector effects is demonstrated. The results are discussed in terms of various suggested interpretations of this effect. (orig.)

  10. Positron annihilation: the ACAR method measures electron momentum distribution

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    When a positron annihilates with an electron, the energy is dissipated preferentially in the form of antiparallel 0.5 MeV γ-rays, whose angle and Doppler shift correlates with electron momentum density. The Geneva group has built a system which permits the precise and efficient measurement of the ACAR radiation. In ordinary metals, where independent particles methods (IPM) apply, there is often satisfactory agreement between measured and calculated Two Particle Momentum Distributions (TPMD). The same is true for the Fermi Surfaces which can be constructed from TPMD. The effect of correlations can be handled as perturbation. In the case of oxides we found so far no convincing agreement between theory and experiment. We are working to improve apparatus, experiment and theory and hope to understand also our results in High Temperature Superconductors (High Tc Sc)

  11. Positron-annihilation spectroscopy of defects in metals: an assessment

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    Positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) has made significant contributions to our knowledge regarding lattice defects in metals in two areas: (i) the determination of atomic defect properties, particularly those of monovacancies, and (ii) the monitoring and characterization of vacancy-like microstructure development during post-irradiation of post-quench annealing. The application of PAS to the study of defects in metals is selectively reviewed and critically assessed within the context of other available techniques for such investigations. Possibilities for using the positron as a localized probe of the structure of atomic defects are discussed. Finally, the present status and future potential of PAS as a tool for the study of defects in metals are considered relative to other available techniques. 92 references, 20 figures

  12. Work station for low temperature positron annihilation studies

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    This report describes the automation implemented in the low temperature Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy studies system. Temperature programmer and controller (Lakeshore 330) is interfaced to PC-AT through an IEEE-488 add-on card. Through this data can be read and written to the temperature controller and it can be handled remotely. The PC- AT also houses the PCA-II card. Software (TEMP330.EXE) was developed to communicate with the temperature controller. A master software is also developed under which TEMP330.EXE and PCAII.EXE should run. Another program DATASEG.EXE creates a user file to store the temperature points given by user over which data acquisition is required. This has not only widened the scope of the positron research, but also helps achieve result with better precision. (author)

  13. Electronic Structure of Rare-Earth Metals. II. Positron Annihilation

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    Williams, R. W.; Mackintosh, Allan

    1968-01-01

    The angular correlation of the photons emitted when positrons annihilate with electrons has been studied in single crystals of the rare-earth metals Y, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, and Er, and in a single crystal of an equiatomic alloy of Ho and Er. A comparison of the results for Y with the calculations...... of Loucks shows that the independent-particle model gives a good first approximation to the angular distribution, although correlation effects probably smear out some of the structure. The angular distributions from the heavy rare-earth metals are very similar to that from Y and can be understood...... qualitatively in terms of the relativistic augmented-plane-wave calculations by Keeton and Loucks. The angular distributions in the c direction in the paramagnetic phases are characterized by a rapid drop at low angles followed by a hump, and these features are associated with rather flat regions of Fermi...

  14. Angular correlation of annihilation photons in ice single crystals

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    Mogensen, O. E.; Kvajic, G.; Eldrup, Morten Mostgaard; Milosevic-Kvajic, M.

    1971-01-01

    Linear-slit angular-correlation curves were obtained at - 148 °C for the [0001], [10¯10], and [11¯20] directions in single crystals of ice. Besides the narrow central peak, pronounced narrow side peaks were also observed. They occurred at angles θ=2πℏgz/mc, where gz is the projection of reciprocal......-lattice vectors g⃗ on the direction perpendicular to the slits and the sample surface. The relative area of the central plus the side peaks was (15.2 ± 0.4)% for all curves. All the peaks are interpreted as due to parapositronium annihilation. The side peaks are explained as evidence for the positronium center...

  15. Neutrinos from dark matter annihilations at the galactic center

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    We discuss the prospects for detection of high energy neutrinos from dark matter (DM) annihilation at the galactic center (GC). Despite the large uncertainties associated with our poor knowledge of the distribution of dark matter in the innermost regions of the Galaxy, we determine an upper limit on the neutrino flux by requiring that the associated gamma-ray emission does not exceed the observed flux. We conclude that a neutrino flux from the GC will not be observable by Antares if dark matter is made of neutralinos with mass smaller than 650 GeV, while for heavier neutralinos, corresponding to models that will soon be probed by HESS (high energy stereoscopic system), the upper limit on the neutrino flux is barely above the Antares sensitivity. The detection of a larger flux would either require an alternative explanation, in terms of astrophysical processes, or the adoption of other dark matter candidates, disfavouring the case for neutralinos

  16. Search for Dark Matter Annihilations in Draco with CACTUS

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    CACTUS is a ground-based Air Cherenkov Telescope (ACT) at the Solar 2 facility located near Barstow, California, and operated by UC Davis. It uses an array of 160 large solar tracking mirrors (heliostats) and a camera with 80 photomultiplier tubes, which, in a multiplexed fashion provides an effective camera with about 300 channels. By incorporating novel techniques of time projection imaging and triggering, CACTUS improves upon the first generation sampling arrays of its kind. We have recently completed observations of Draco, a dwarf spheroidal galaxy that is known to be rich in dark matter content. Supersymmetry-inspired models for dark matter predict observable annihilation rates producing gamma rays. We present the first results from our Draco campaign

  17. Positron annihilation spectroscopy of proton irradiated single crystal BCC iron

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    Okuniewski, Maria A. [Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 103 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States)]. E-mail: okuniews@uiuc.edu; Wells, Doug P. [Department of Physics, Idaho Accelerator Center, Idaho State University, Campus Box 8263, Pocatello, ID 83209 (United States); Selim, Farida A. [Department of Physics, Idaho Accelerator Center, Idaho State University, Campus Box 8263, Pocatello, ID 83209 (United States); Maloy, Stuart A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, MST-8, P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); James, Michael R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, D-5, P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Stubbins, James F. [Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 103 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States); Deo, Chaitanya S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, MST-8, P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Srivilliputhur, Srinivasan G. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, MST-8, P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Baskes, Michael I. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, MST-8, P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States)

    2006-06-01

    Positron annihilation spectroscopy was used to analyze the open-volume defects created in single crystal, body-centered cubic iron irradiated with 1.0 MeV protons. The effects of irradiation dose and temperature were investigated. A novel technique utilizing a Bremsstrahlung beam to activate and induce positron decay in the bulk specimens, followed by Doppler broadening spectroscopy, was employed. No open-volume defects were detected in the 0.03 dpa irradiated specimens. However, the 0.3 dpa specimens exhibited an increase in the S parameter when compared to the 0.03 dpa specimens at 723 K. The 0.3 dpa specimen at 723 K indicated an increase in open-volume defects, as the radiation temperature increased compared to the 573 K, 0.3 dpa specimen. This was thought to be a consequence of the void and dislocation loop density decreasing while the void and dislocation loop diameter was increasing.

  18. Positron annihilation spectroscopy of proton irradiated single crystal BCC iron

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    Positron annihilation spectroscopy was used to analyze the open-volume defects created in single crystal, body-centered cubic iron irradiated with 1.0 MeV protons. The effects of irradiation dose and temperature were investigated. A novel technique utilizing a Bremsstrahlung beam to activate and induce positron decay in the bulk specimens, followed by Doppler broadening spectroscopy, was employed. No open-volume defects were detected in the 0.03 dpa irradiated specimens. However, the 0.3 dpa specimens exhibited an increase in the S parameter when compared to the 0.03 dpa specimens at 723 K. The 0.3 dpa specimen at 723 K indicated an increase in open-volume defects, as the radiation temperature increased compared to the 573 K, 0.3 dpa specimen. This was thought to be a consequence of the void and dislocation loop density decreasing while the void and dislocation loop diameter was increasing

  19. Higgs shifts from electron-positron annihilations near neutron stars

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    Wegner, Gary A. [Dartmouth College, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Hanover, NH (United States); Onofrio, Roberto [Universita di Padova, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia ' Galileo Galilei' , Padova (Italy); ITAMP, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA (United States)

    2015-07-15

    We discuss the potential for using neutron stars to determine bounds on the Higgs-Kretschmann coupling by looking at peculiar shifts in gamma-ray spectroscopic features. In particular, we reanalyze multiple lines observed in GRB781119 detected by two gamma-ray spectrometers, and derive an upper bound on the Higgs-Kretschmann coupling that is much more constraining than the one recently obtained from white dwarfs. This calls for targeted analyses of spectra of gamma-ray bursts from more recent observatories, dedicated searches for differential shifts on electron-positron and proton-antiproton annihilation spectra in proximity of compact sources, and signals of electron and proton cyclotron lines from the same neutron star. (orig.)

  20. Semi-inclusive wino and higgsino annihilation to LL'

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    Baumgart, Matthew; Vaidya, Varun

    2016-03-01

    We systematically compute the annihilation rate for winos and higgsinos into the final state relevant for indirect detection experiments, γ + X. The radiative corrections to this process receive enhancement from the large Bloch-Nordsieck-Violating Sudakov logarithm, log(2 M χ /M W ). We resum the double logs and include single logs to fixed order using a formalism that combines nonrelativistic and soft-collinear effective field theories. For the wino case, we update an earlier exclusion adapting results of the HESS experiment. At the thermal relic mass of 3 TeV, LL' corrections result in a ˜30% reduction in rate relative to LL. Nonetheless, single logs do not save the wino, and it is still excluded by an order of magnitude. Experimental cuts produce an endpoint region which, our results show, significantly effects the higgsino rate at its thermal-relic mass near 1 TeV and is deserving of further study.

  1. Dynamics of annihilation. I. Linearized Boltzmann equation and hydrodynamics.

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    García de Soria, María Isabel; Maynar, Pablo; Schehr, Grégory; Barrat, Alain; Trizac, Emmanuel

    2008-05-01

    We study the nonequilibrium statistical mechanics of a system of freely moving particles, in which binary encounters lead either to an elastic collision or to the disappearance of the pair. Such a system of ballistic annihilation therefore constantly loses particles. The dynamics of perturbations around the free decay regime is investigated using the spectral properties of the linearized Boltzmann operator, which characterize linear excitations on all time scales. The linearized Boltzmann equation is solved in the hydrodynamic limit by a projection technique, which yields the evolution equations for the relevant coarse-grained fields and expressions for the transport coefficients. We finally present the results of molecular dynamics simulations that validate the theoretical predictions. PMID:18643046

  2. Semi-Inclusive Wino and Higgsino Annihilation to LL'

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    Baumgart, Matthew

    2015-01-01

    We systematically compute the annihilation rate for winos and higgsinos into the final state relevant for indirect detection experiments, gamma + X. The radiative corrections to this process receive enhancement from the large Bloch-Nordsieck-Violating Sudakov logarithm, log(2 M_chi/M_W). We resum the double logs and include single logs to fixed order using a formalism that combines nonrelativistic and soft-collinear effective field theories. For the wino case, we update an earlier exclusion adapting results of the HESS experiment. At the thermal relic mass of 3 TeV, LL' corrections result in a ~30% reduction in rate relative to LL. Nonetheless, single logs do not save the wino, and it is still excluded by an order of magnitude. Experimental cuts produce an endpoint region which, our results show, significantly effects the higgsino rate at its thermal-relic mass near 1 TeV and is deserving of further study.

  3. Signature of crystal symmetry in positron annihilation data

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    While the technique of two-dimensional angular correlation of the electron-positron annihilation radiation (2D-ACAR) yields data in a reference frame related to detectors, data interpretation is made in a reference frame related to the crystal. The paper shows that consistent reformulation of the 2D-ACAR data in the crystal frame can be obtained from the knowledge of the signature of crystal symmetry (SCS) in the data. Derivation of the SCS over variations M-Umklapp areas of the reciprocal lattice from a rigorous definition also results in an improved a posteriori criterion concerning the twinned or untwinned nature of the crystal under investigation. The analysis of a c-projected 2D-ACAR spectrum on Y Ba2Cu3O7-δ, accurately establishes the untwinned nature of the used crystals and yields better resolved Fermi surface ridge signatures at 2- and 3- Umklapp processes. (author). 32 refs, 4 figs, 2 tabs

  4. Search for new particles in e+e-annihilation

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    Recent experimental results for new particle searches in e+e- annihilation have been reviewed. Results are from PETRA (CELLO, JADE, MARK-J, PLUTO, TASSO), PEP (ASP, HRS, MAC, MARK-II, PEP-14, TPC), CESR (CLEO, CUSB), DORIS-II (ARGUS, CRYSTAL BALL). The topics covered are the following: (I) Particles expected in the (extended) standard model. (I.1) Quarks (top, fourth generation, free quarks). (I.2) Leptons (fourth generation charged and neutral leptons). (I.3) Higgs (minimal Higgs, non-minimal neutral and charged Higgs). (II) Supersymmetry. (II.1) Partner of matter fermions (e, q tilde). (II.2) Gauginos (W tilde, H, g tilde, unstable γ tilde). (III) Compositeness. (III.1) Excited leptons (esup(*), μsup(*), tausup(*)). (III.2) Coloured leptons (e8, μ8, ν8). (III.3) Preon mass scale (contact interaction). (orig./HSI)

  5. Single-shot positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy with LYSO scintillators

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    Alonso, A. M.; Cooper, B. S.; Deller, A.; Cassidy, D. B.

    2016-08-01

    We have evaluated the application of a lutetium yttrium oxyorthosilicate (LYSO) based detector to single-shot positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy. We compare this detector directly with a similarly configured PbWO4 scintillator, which is the usual choice for such measurements. We find that the signal to noise ratio obtained using LYSO is around three times higher than that obtained using PbWO4 for measurements of Ps excited to longer-lived (Rydberg) levels, or when they are ionized soon after production. This is due to the much higher light output for LYSO (75% and 1% of NaI for LYSO and PbWO4 respectively). We conclude that LYSO is an ideal scintillator for single-shot measurements of positronium production and excitation performed using a low-intensity pulsed positron beam.

  6. Origin of the annihilation effect of martensite aging

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    The martensite stabilization and rubber-like behavior (RLB) found a simple and general explanation by a recently proposed symmetry-conforming short range ordering (SC-SRO) mechanism (X. Ren, and K. Otsuka, (1997)). However, there exists another puzzling phenomenon called annihilation effect of martensite aging, which seems difficult to explain. It refers to that the martensite aging effect disappears, once the aged martensite experiences a reverse-transformation into the parent phase. This phenomenon has been ascribed to the faster diffusion in the parent phase, which removes the aging effect acquired during previous martensite aging. In the present paper, we provided clear experimental evidence to show that diffusion in parent phase is not the major reason for this effect. Based on the SC-SRO mechanism of martensite aging, we showed that this phenomenon arises from a general feature of martensitic transformation, i.e., martensite twin pattern after a martensitic transformation cannot reproduce the twin pattern before the transformation. (orig.)

  7. γ-irradiation of polyethylene studied by positron annihilation

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    In order to study the third positron lifetime component in γ-irradiated polyethylene samples the influence of different irradiation conditons (absorbed doses of 1, 10, 100, and 1000 KGy and dose rates of 0.1 and 12.5 KGy/h, respectively) on the properties of polyethylene in air has been tested by Doppler broadening and positron lifetime measurements. The effect of different radiation-induced reactions such as oxidic degradation, cross-linking, positronium formation and others has been discussed. It can be concluded that radiation-induced changes in the properties of polyethylene are demonstrable by positron annihilation and the influence of independent irradiation parameters as dose and dose rate can be described by logarithmic functions

  8. Defect identification in semiconductors with positron annihilation: experiment and theory

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    Tuomisto, Filip

    2015-03-01

    Positron annihilation spectroscopy is a very powerful technique for the detection, identification and quantification of vacancy-type defects in semiconductors. In the past decades, it has been used to reveal the relationship between opto-electronic properties and specific defects in a wide variety of materials - examples include parasitic yellow luminescence in GaN, dominant acceptor defects in ZnO and broad-band absorption causing brown coloration in natural diamond. In typical binary compound semiconductors, the selective sensitivity of the technique is rather strongly limited to cation vacancies that possess significant open volume and suitable charge (negative of neutral). On the other hand, oxygen vacancies in oxide semiconductors are a widely debated topic. The properties attributed to oxygen vacancies include the inherent n-type conduction, poor p-type dopability, coloration (absorption), deep level luminescence and non-radiative recombination, while the only direct experimental evidence of their existence has been obtained on the crystal surface. We will present recent advances in combining state-of-the-art positron annihilation experiments and ab initio computational approaches. The latter can be used to model both the positron lifetime and the electron-positron momentum distribution - quantities that can be directly compared with experimental results. We have applied these methods to study vacancy-type defects in III-nitride semiconductors (GaN, AlN, InN) and oxides such as ZnO, SnO2, In2O3andGa2O3. We will show that cation-vacancy-related defects are important compensating centers in all these materials when they are n-type. In addition, we will show that anion (N, O) vacancies can be detected when they appear as complexes with cation vacancies.

  9. Application of positron annihilation techniques in non-destructive testing

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    Background: The investigation of the material damage state is very important for industrial application. Most mechanical damage starts with a change in the microstructure of the material. Positron annihilation techniques are very sensitive probes for detecting defects and damage on an atomic scale in materials, which are of great concern in the engineering applications. Additionally they are apparatus of non-destruction, high-sensitivity and easy-use. Purpose: Our goal is to develop a system to exploit new non-destructive testing (NDT) methods using positron annihilation spectroscopy, a powerful tool to detect vacancy-type defects and their chemical environment. Methods: A positron NDT system was designed and constructed by modifying the 'sandwich structure' of sample-source-sample in conventional Doppler broadening and positron lifetime spectrometers. Doppler broadening and positron lifetime spectra of a single sample can be measured and analyzed by subtracting the contribution of a reference sample. Results: The feasibility and reliability of positron NDT system have been tested by analyzing nondestructively deformation and damage caused by mechanical treatment or by irradiation of metal alloys. This system can be used for detecting defects and damage in thick or large-size samples, as well as for measuring the two-dimension distribution of defects in portable, sensitive, fast way. Conclusion: Positron NDT measurement shows changes in real atomic-scale defects prior to changes in the mechanical properties, which are detectable by other methods of NDT, such as ultrasonic testing and eddy current testing. This system can be developed for use in both the laboratory and field in the future. (authors)

  10. Antiprotons from dark matter annihilation in the Galaxy. Astrophysical uncertainties

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    Evoli, Carmelo [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China). National Astronomical Observatories; Cholis, Ilias; Ullio, Piero [SISSA, Sezione di Trieste (Italy); INFN, Sezione di Trieste (Italy); Grasso, Dario [INFN, Sezione di Pisa (Italy); Maccione, Luca [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany)

    2011-08-15

    The latest years have seen steady progresses in WIMP dark matter (DM) searches, with hints of possible signals suggested by both direct and indirect detection experiments. Antiprotons can play a key role validating those interpretations since they are copiously produced by WIMP annihilations in the Galactic halo, and the secondary antiproton background produced by Cosmic Ray (CR) interactions is predicted with fair accuracy and matches the observed spectrum very well. Using the publicly available numerical DRAGON code, we reconsider antiprotons as a tool to constrain DM models discussing its power and limitations. We provide updated constraints on a wide class of annihilating DM models by comparing our predictions against the most up-to-date anti p measurements, taking also into account the latest spectral information on the p, He and other CR nuclei fluxes. Doing that, we probe carefully the uncertainties associated to both secondary and DM originated antiprotons, by using a variety of distinctively different assumptions for the propagation of CRs and for the DM distribution in the Galaxy. We find that the impact of the astrophysical uncertainties on constraining the DM properties can be much stronger, up to a factor of {proportional_to}50, than the one due to uncertainties on the DM distribution ({proportional_to}2-6). Remarkably, even reducing the uncertainties on the propagation parameters derived by local observables, non-local effects can still change DM model constraints even by 50%. Nevertheless, current anti p data place tight constraints on DM models, excluding some of those suggested in connection with indirect and direct searches. Finally we discuss the power of upcoming CR spectral data from the AMS-02 observatory to drastically reduce the uncertainties discussed in this paper and estimate the expected sensitivity of this instrument to some sets of DM models. (orig.)

  11. Constraint on the velocity dependent dark matter annihilation cross section from Fermi-LAT observations of dwarf galaxies

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    Zhao, Yi; Bi, Xiao-Jun; Jia, Huan-Yu; Yin, Peng-Fei; Zhu, Feng-Rong

    2016-04-01

    The γ -ray observation of dwarf spheroidal satellites (dSph's) is an ideal approach for probing the dark matter (DM) annihilation signature. The latest Fermi-LAT dSph searches have set stringent constraints on the velocity independent annihilation cross section in the small DM mass range, which gives very strong constraints on the scenario to explain the AMS-02 positron excess by DM annihilation. However, the dSph constraints would change in the velocity dependent annihilation scenarios, because the velocity dispersion in the dSph's varies from that in the Milky Way. In this work, we use a likelihood map method to set constraints on the velocity dependent annihilation cross section from the Fermi-LAT observation of six dSph's. We consider three typical forms of the annihilation cross section, i.e. p-wave annihilation, Sommerfeld enhancement, and Breit-Wigner resonance. For the p-wave annihilation and Sommerfeld enhancement, the dSph limits would become much weaker and stronger compared with those for the velocity independent annihilation, respectively. For the Breit-Wigner annihilation, the dSph limits would vary depending on the model parameters. We show that the scenario to explain the AMS-02 positron excess by DM annihilation is still viable in the velocity dependent cases.

  12. Weak annihilation cusp inside the dark matter spike about a black hole

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    Shapiro, Stuart L.; Shelton, Jessie

    2016-01-01

    We reinvestigate the effect of annihilations on the distribution of collisionless dark matter (DM) in a spherical density spike around a massive black hole. We first construct a very simple, pedagogic, analytic model for an isotropic phase space distribution function that accounts for annihilation and reproduces the "weak cusp" found by Vasiliev for DM deep within the spike and away from its boundaries. The DM density in the cusp varies as $r^{-1/2}$ for $s$-wave annihilation, where $r$ is th...

  13. Positron annihilation as a non-destructive monitor of radiation damage in reactor pressure vessel steels

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    The success of positron annihilation measurements in the investigation of neutron irradiation effects in pure metals provides strong motivation to use the technique to study irradiated reactor materials. In particular, the non-destructive nature and high sensitivity of positron annihilation suggest that it may be useful in continued monitoring of test specimens as a function of irradiation time and may provide an early warning for incipient material failure. In order to investigate this area of application, positron annihilation angular correlation measurements were performed on unirradiated and irradiated A302-B reactor pressure vessel steel samples. (Auth.)

  14. Quark versus hadron degrees of freedom in antiproton-proton annihilation's

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    Data on antiproton-proton annihilation at rest into two mesons are presented with special emphasis on the importance of dynamical selection rules. These selection rules reduce the frequency of some annihilation rates for otherwise allowed annihilation modes by one order of magnitude. It is shown that SU(3) breaking cannot be held responsible for such large effects. This fact motivates an analysis of anti-pp branching ratios by SU(3) amplitudes. Different SU(3) coupling schemes and their interpretation are presented. A coupling scheme tracing the quark flux from the initial to the final state gives the best interpretation of the data and of the dynamical selection rules. (author)

  15. Pure annihilation type $ D\\to PP(V)$ decays in the perturbative QCD approach

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    Zou, Zhi-Tian; Lü, Cai-Dian

    2013-01-01

    The annihilation type diagrams are difficult to calculate in any kind of models or method. Encouraged by the the successful calculation of pure annihilation type B decays in the perturbative QCD factorization approach, we calculate the pure annihilation type $D\\to PP(V)$ decays in the perturbative QCD approach based on the $k_T$ factorization. Although the expansion parameter $1/m_D$ is not very small, our leading order numerical results agree with the existing experiment data for most channels. We expect the more accurate observation from experiments, which can help us learn about the dynamics of $D$ meson weak decays.

  16. The role of CP violating annihilations in baryogenesis - case study of the neutron portal

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    Baldes, Iason; Millar, Alexander; Petraki, Kalliopi; Volkas, Raymond R

    2014-01-01

    Many baryogenesis scenarios invoke the charge parity (CP) violating out-of-equilibrium decay of a heavy particle in order to explain the baryon asymmetry. Such scenarios will in general also allow CP violating annihilations. We study the effect of these CP violating annihilations on the final asymmetry in a neutron portal scenario. We solve the Boltzmann equations governing the evolution of the baryon number numerically and show that the CP violating annihilations play a dominant role in a significant portion of the parameter space.

  17. Pure annihilation type D→PP(V) decays in the perturbative QCD approach

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    ZOU Zhi-Tian; LI Cheng; L(U) Cai-Dian

    2013-01-01

    The annihilation type diagrams are difficult to calculate in any kind of model or method.Encouraged by the successful calculation of pure annihilation type B decays in the perturbative QCD factorization approach,we calculate the pure annihilation type D→ PP(V) decays in the perturbative QCD approach based on the kT factorization.Although the expansion parameter 1/mD is not very small,our leading order numerical results agree with the existing experimental data for most channels.We expect more accurate observation from experiments,which can help us learn about the dynamics of D meson weak decays.

  18. p-barp annihilation in the dual parton model and perturbative QCD

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    In the framework of perturbative QCD the contribution to the annihilation cross section resulting from exchange of two gluons in the colour decuplet state is calculated. The result depends essentially on the diquark radius, and is equal to 1-2 mb. This contribution slightly varies with energy and dominates the annihilation cross section in the asymptotics. The preasymptotical mechanism of annihilation is also considered which causes fast decrease in the cross section with energy (∼ 1/√E) at the intermediate energies E < 12 GeV

  19. Revisiting big-bang nucleosynthesis constraints on dark-matter annihilation

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    Masahiro Kawasaki

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available We study the effects of dark-matter annihilation during the epoch of big-bang nucleosynthesis on the primordial abundances of light elements. We improve the calculation of the light-element abundances by taking into account the effects of anti-nucleons emitted by the annihilation of dark matter and the interconversion reactions of neutron and proton at inelastic scatterings of energetic nucleons. Comparing the theoretical prediction of the primordial light-element abundances with the latest observational constraints, we derive upper bounds on the dark-matter pair-annihilation cross section. Implication to some of particle-physics models are also discussed.

  20. On the inclusive annihilation of polarized e+e--pair with two observed hadrons

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    The general consideration of the inclusive annihilation of polarized e+e--pair with two observed hadrons in final state (e+e-→h1h2X) is carried out. The annihilation cross section is expressed in terms of five structure functions describing the transition γ*→h1h2X. The partial widths of the corresponding decay of a virtual photon for different polarizations of the photon are also introduced and the annihilation cross section is written through these widths. The density matrix of the virtual photon and its polarizational multipole moments are given as well

  1. Development of a pico-second life-time spectrometer for positron annihilation studies

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    Positron annihilation technique is a sensitive probe to investigate various physico-chemical phenomena due to the ability to provide information about the electron momentum and density in any medium. While measurements on the Doppler broadening and angular correlation of annihilation photons provide information about the electron momentum, the electron density at the annihilation site is obtained, by the positron life-time measurement. This report describes the development, optimization and calibration of a high resolution life-time spectrometer (FWHM=230 ps), based on fast-fast coincidence technique, a relatively new concept in nuclear timing spectroscopy. (author). 4 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab

  2. Fast magnetic field annihilation driven by two laser pulses in underdense plasma

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    Fast magnetic annihilation is investigated by using 2.5-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations of two parallel ultra-short petawatt laser pulses co-propagating in underdense plasma. The magnetic field generated by the laser pulses annihilates in a current sheet formed between the pulses. Magnetic field energy is converted to an inductive longitudinal electric field, which efficiently accelerates the electrons of the current sheet. This new regime of collisionless relativistic magnetic field annihilation with a timescale of tens of femtoseconds can be extended to near-critical and overdense plasma with the ultra-high intensity femtosecond laser pulses

  3. Creation and annihilation operators for SU(3) in an SO(6,2) model

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    Creation and annihilation operators are defined which are Wigner operators (tensor shift operators) for SU(3). While the annihilation operators are simply boson operators, the creation operators are cubic polynomials in boson operators. Together they generate under commutation the Lie algebra of SO(6,2). A model for SU(3) is defined. The different SU(3) irreducible representations appear explicitly as manifestly covariant, irreducible tensors, whose orthogonality and normalisation properties are examined. Other Wigner operators for SU(3) can be constructed simply as products of the new creation and annihilation operators, or sums of such products. (author)

  4. Confronting Galactic center and dwarf spheroidal gamma-ray observations with cascade annihilation models

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    Dutta, Bhaskar; Ghosh, Tathagata; Strigari, Louis E

    2015-01-01

    Many particle dark matter models predict that the dark matter undergoes cascade annihilations, i.e. the annihilation products are 4-body final states. In the context of model-independent cascade annihilation models, we study the compatibility of the dark matter interpretation of the Fermi- LAT Galactic center gamma-ray emission with null detections from dwarf spheroidal galaxies. For canonical values of the Milky Way density profile and the local dark matter density, we find that the dark matter interpretation to the Galactic center emission is strongly constrained. However, uncertainties in the dark matter distribution weaken the constraints and leave open dark matter interpretations over a wide range of mass scales.

  5. Revisiting big-bang nucleosynthesis constraints on dark-matter annihilation

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    Kawasaki, Masahiro; Kohri, Kazunori; Moroi, Takeo; Takaesu, Yoshitaro

    2015-12-01

    We study the effects of dark-matter annihilation during the epoch of big-bang nucleosynthesis on the primordial abundances of light elements. We improve the calculation of the light-element abundances by taking into account the effects of anti-nucleons emitted by the annihilation of dark matter and the interconversion reactions of neutron and proton at inelastic scatterings of energetic nucleons. Comparing the theoretical prediction of the primordial light-element abundances with the latest observational constraints, we derive upper bounds on the dark-matter pair-annihilation cross section. Implication to some of particle-physics models are also discussed.

  6. Positrons in Cosmic Rays from Dark Matter Annihilations for Uplifted Higgs Regions in MSSM

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    Kadota, Kenji; Gondolo, Paolo

    2010-01-01

    We point out that there are regions in the MSSM parameter space which successfully provide a dark matter (DM) annihilation explanation for observed positron excess (e.g. PAMELA), while still remaining in agreement with all other data sets. Such regions (e.g. the uplifted Higgs region) can realize an enhanced neutralino DM annihilation dominantly into leptons via a Breit-Wigner resonance through the CP-odd Higgs channel. Such regions can give the proper thermal relic DM abundance, and the DM annihilation products are compatible with current antiproton and gamma ray observations. This scenario can succeed without introducing any additional degrees of freedom beyond those already in the MSSM.

  7. Sommerfeld enhancement of invisible dark matter annihilation in galaxies and galaxy clusters

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    Chan, Man Ho

    2016-01-01

    Recent observations indicate that core-like dark matter structures exist in many galaxies, while numerical simulations reveal a singular dark matter density profile at the center. In this article, I show that if the annihilation of dark matter particles gives invisible sterile neutrinos, the Sommerfeld enhancement of the annihilation cross-section can give a sufficiently large annihilation rate to solve the core-cusp problem. The resultant core density, core radius, and their scaling relation generally agree with recent empirical fits from observations. Also, this model predicts that the resultant core-like structures in dwarf galaxies can be easily observed, but not for large normal galaxies and galaxy clusters.

  8. Sommerfeld enhancement of invisible dark matter annihilation in galaxies and galaxy clusters

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    Chan, Man Ho

    2016-07-01

    Recent observations indicate that core-like dark matter structures exist in many galaxies, while numerical simulations reveal a singular dark matter density profile at the center. In this article, I show that if the annihilation of dark matter particles gives invisible sterile neutrinos, the Sommerfeld enhancement of the annihilation cross-section can give a sufficiently large annihilation rate to solve the core-cusp problem. The resultant core density, core radius, and their scaling relation generally agree with recent empirical fits from observations. Also, this model predicts that the resultant core-like structures in dwarf galaxies can be easily observed, but not for large normal galaxies and galaxy clusters.

  9. Short-range dislocation interactions using molecular dynamics: Annihilation of screw dislocations

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    We present results of a large-scale atomistic study of the annihilation of oppositely signed screw dislocations in an fcc metal using molecular dynamics (MD) and an Embedded-Atom-Method (EAM) potential for Cu. The mechanisms of the annihilation process are studied in detail. From the simulation results, we determined the interaction energy between the dislocations as a function of separation. These results are compared with predictions from linear elasticity to examine the onset of non-linear-elastic interactions. The applicability of heuristic models for annihilation of dislocations in large-scale dislocation dynamics simulations is discussed in the light of these results. copyright 1998 Materials Research Society

  10. Positron annihilation study of Fesub(1-x)-Bsub(x) crystalline binary system

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    The Fesub(1-x)-Bsub(x) system with x=0, 0.025, 0.099, 0.150, 0.185, 0.307, 0.333, 0.500 and 1.00 was studied by measuring positron angular correlation and Doppler broadening of annihilation γ-line energy. The dependence of the h parameter indicates a tendency for a preferred annihilation of positron at a B atomic site in the concentration range x <= 0.333. The S parameter obtained from the energy distribution of the annihilation line gives the same conclusion as does the dependence of the h parameter. (author)

  11. Effect of positron-atom interactions on the annihilation gamma spectra of molecules

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    Green, D G; Wang, F; Gribakin, G F; Surko, C M

    2012-01-01

    Calculations of gamma spectra for positron annihilation on a selection of molecules, including methane and its fluoro-substitutes, ethane, propane, butane and benzene are presented. The annihilation gamma spectra characterise the momentum distribution of the electron-positron pair at the instant of annihilation. The contribution to the gamma spectra from individual molecular orbitals is obtained from electron momentum densities calculated using modern computational quantum chemistry density functional theory tools. The calculation, in its simplest form, effectively treats the low-energy (thermalised, room-temperature) positron as a plane wave and gives annihilation gamma spectra that are about 40% broader than experiment, although the main chemical trends are reproduced. We show that this effective "narrowing" of the experimental spectra is due to the action of the molecular potential on the positron, chiefly, due to the positron repulsion from the nuclei. It leads to a suppression of the contribution of smal...

  12. Multiplicity distributions in e+e- annihilation into hadrons and the extended modified negative binomial

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    1997-01-01

    It is shown that simple extension of the modified negative binomial distribution describes negatively charged particle multiplicity distributions in e+e- annihilation, measured in the whole phase space, as well as the modified negative binomial.

  13. Prospects of detecting gamma-ray emission from galaxy clusters: cosmic rays and dark matter annihilations

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    Pinzke, Anders; Bergstrom, Lars

    2011-01-01

    We study the possibility for detecting gamma-ray emission in galaxy clusters. We consider 1) cosmic ray (CR) induced pion decay which is thought to dominate the astrophysical signal from clusters, 2) different representative benchmark models of supersymmetric dark matter (DM), and 3) leptophilic models of DM annihilation that include a Sommerfeld enhancement (SFE). To model DM annihilation, we consider hadronization of annihilating neutralinos, internal bremsstrahlung, and inverse Compton emission from the cosmic microwave background as well as from a realistic spatial and spectral distribution of dust and stellar light. We predict the Virgo and Fornax clusters to be the brightest DM sources and find a particularly low CR induced background for Fornax. For a minimum substructure mass given by the DM free-streaming scale, we find a substructure boost factor of more than 1000. Since the annihilation flux of substructures is mostly contributed by the regions around the virial radius, the resulting surface bright...

  14. Constraints on Dark Matter Annihilation/Decay from the Isotropic Gamma-Ray Background

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    Liu, Wei; Lin, Su-Jie; Yin, Peng-Fei

    2016-01-01

    In this work we study the constraints on dark matter (DM) annihilation/decay from the Fermi-LAT Isotropic Gamma-Ray Background (IGRB) observation. We consider the contributions from both extragalactic and galactic DM components. For DM annihilation, the evolutions of extragalactic DM halos are taken into account. We find that the IGRB constraints under some DM subhalo models can be comparable to those derived from the observations of dwarf spheroidal galaxies. We also use the IGRB results to constrain the parameter regions accounting for the latest AMS-02 electron-positron anomaly. We find that the majority of DM annihilation/decay channels are strongly disfavored by the latest Fermi-LAT IGRB observation; only DM annihilation/decay to $\\mu^+\\mu^-$ may be valid.

  15. Kinetic behaviour of two-species-group aggregation process with complete annihilation

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    柯见洪; 林振权; 王向红

    2003-01-01

    We propose a two-species-group aggregation-annihilation model in which an irreversible aggregation reaction occurs between any two clusters of the same species, and an irreversible joint annihilation reaction occurs between two distinct species groups. Based on the mean-field theory, we have investigated the rate equations of the process with constant reaction rates to obtain the asymptotic descriptions of the cluster-mass distributions. The results indicate that for the symmetrical initial cases the kinetic behaviour of the system depends crucially on the ratio of the equivalent aggregation rate to the annihilation rate. The cluster-mass distribution of each species always obeys a conventional or modified scaling law in each individual case. Moreover, all the species cannot finally survive except for the cases in which at least one equivalent aggregation rate is less than twice the annihilation rate.

  16. Kinetic behaviour of two—species—group aggregation process with complete annihilation

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    KeJian-Hong; LinZhen-Quan; WangXiang-Hong

    2003-01-01

    We propose a two-species-group aggregation-annihilation model in which an irreversible aggregation reaction occurs between any two clusters of the same species, and an irreversible joint annihilation reaction occurs between two distinct species groups. Based on the mean-field theory, we have investigated the rate equations of the process with constant reaction rates to obtain the asymptotic descriptions of the cluster-mass distributions. The results indicate that for the symmetrical initial cases the kinetic behaviour of the system depends crucially on the ratio of the equivalent aggregation rate to the annihilation rate. The cluster-mass distribution of each species always obeys a conventional or modified scaling law in each individual case. Moreover, all the species cannot finally survive except for the cases in which at least one equivalent aggregation rate is less than twice the annihilation rate.

  17. The dominant contributions of the inner valence electrons to the positron annihilation process in methanol

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    The positron–electron annihilation gamma-ray spectra of methanol have been studied in the present work. The contributions of the bound electrons to the Doppler-shift of gamma-ray spectra have been analysed as well. These bound electrons are divided into three groups: core, inner valence and outer valence rather than the conventional two groups: core and valence in the positron annihilation process in the present work. The results obtained show a dominance of the inner valence electrons of methanol rather than the electrons occupied in the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) in the positron–electron annihilation process. These inner valence electrons occupied in 3a′ and 4a′ orbitals consist of over 80% outermost atomic 2s electrons in oxygen and carbon atoms. That the positron prefers to annihilate with these outermost s electrons in atoms is suggested.

  18. Monochromatic neutrinos from massive fourth generation neutrino annihilation in the Sun and Earth

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    Accumulation inside the Earth and Sun of heavy (with the mass of 50 GeV) primordial neutrinos and antineutrinos of the fourth generation and their successive annihilation is considered. The minimal estimations of annihilational fluxes of monochromatic e, μ, τ neutrinos (neutrinos and antineutrinos) with the energy of 50 GeV are 4.1·10-6cm-2·s-1 from the Earth core and 1.1·10-7cm-2·s-1 from the Sun core. That makes the analysis of underground neutrino observatory data the additional source of information on the existence of massive stable 4th generation neutrino. It is shown that due to the kinetic equilibrium between the influx of the neutrinos and their annihilation the existence of new U(1)-gauge interaction of the 4th generation neutrino does not virtually influence the estimations of annihilational e-, μ-, τ-neutrino fluxes

  19. Jets in e+e- annihilation and in reactions with high transverse momentum

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    The mechanism of jet production in annihilation e+e-→hadrons with an introduction to the phenomenology of reactions with high transverse momentum are presented. Cases of forward and backward jets are examined

  20. Investigation of the crystal lattice defects by means of the positrons annihilations

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    In this report the positrons annihilation methods as a tool for the crystal defects studies is presented. The short description of the positron - crystal interactions and different positron capture models are discussed. 192 refs, 67 figs, 6 tabs

  1. Material evaluation technology by positron annihilation measurement and micro/nano-scopic stress measurement

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    Two kinds of next generation nanotechnologies, positron annihilation measurement and micro/nano-scopic stress measurement are explained. The positron annihilation measurement is able to detect nano- or sub nanometer scale local structure such as atomic vacancy, void, dislocation, grain boundary and nanolack. The positron annihilation measurement method and some examples of measurement; fatigue of steel, creep behavior of heat-resistance steel and positron annihilation lifetime of polymer are stated. On the micro/nano-scopic stress measurement, the principle of method and measurement examples such as the emission and stress of sapphire (Cr3+), the stress distribution surrounding of crack and the crosslinking effect of Al2O3 compound materials and the stress of semiconductor SiC thin film base and the its future are ascribed. (S.Y.)

  2. Ultra-high energy cosmic rays: The annihilation of super-heavy relics

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    We investigate the possibility that ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) originate from the annihilation of relic superheavy (SH) dark matter in the Galactic halo. In order to fit the data on UHECRs, a cross section of Aν> ∼ 10-26cm2(Mx/1012 GeV)((3)/(2)) is required if the SH dark matter follows a Navarro-Frenk-White (NFW) density profile. This would require extremely large-l contributions to the annihilation cross section. An interesting finding of our calculation is that the annihilation in sub-galactic clumps of dark matter dominates over the annihilations in the smooth dark matter halo, thus implying much smaller values of the cross section needed to explain the observed fluxes of UHECRs

  3. Breakdown of Scaling in Aggregation-Fragmentation- Annihilation Process of n-Species Systems

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    KE Jian-Hong; LIN Zhen-Quan

    2002-01-01

    The kinetic behaviors of aggregation-fragmentation-annihilation processes of three n-species systems arestudied in this paper. Aggregation reaction occurs only between the same species but irreversible annihilation reactionoccurs between two different species, and meanwhile the fragmentation reaction coexists. Based on the mean-field theory,we investigate the rate equations of the processes and obtain the asymptotic descriptions of the cluster-mass distributionsfor the symmetrical cases. We find that the fragmentation reaction may lead to the complete breakdown of the standardscaling description for the cluster-mass distribution of each species contrast to the scaling behavior of aggregation-annihilation processes without fragmentation.In our joint annihilation model, we also observe that the kinetic behaviorsof distinct species are quite complicated for the case with different initial concentrations. The cluster-mass distributionof heavy species with the largest initial concentration possesses peculiar scaling properties, while that of light species hasnot scaling behavior.

  4. Investigation of structural changes in modified epoxide polymers by means of positron annihilation

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    Microstructure and free volume in modified epoxide polymers have been studied by means of positron annihilation, differential thermoanalysis, and uptake of water. The results obtained show that the modified epoxide polymers possess better mechanical properties than polymers not modified

  5. Positron annihilation and Moessbauer studies on Cusub(x)Zsub(1-x) alloys

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    Cu, Zn and the α, β, γ, epsilon phases of CuZn alloys were studied by positron annihilation and Mossbauer effect methods. A correlation between the momentum distribution function and the isomer shift was obtained. (author)

  6. Some further ideas on the systematic variation of the positron annihilation parameters in metals

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    A new systematic correlation was found between some positron annihilation parameters and the electron density of the elements. An estimation of the S-electron density in transition metals has been made. (author)

  7. Bubble detector measurements of a mixed radiation field from antiproton annihilation

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    Bassler, Niels; Knudsen, Helge; Møller, Søren Pape; Petersen, Jørgen B.B.; Rahbek, Dennis Bo; Uggerhøj, Ulrik Ingerslev

    2006-01-01

    In the light of recent progress in the study of the biological potential of antiproton tumour treatment it is important to be able to characterize the neutron intensity arising from antiproton annihilation using simple, compact and reliable detectors. The intensity of fast neutrons from antiproton...... annihilation on polystyrene has been measured with bubble detectors and a multiplicity has been derived as well as an estimated neutron equivalent dose. Additionally the sensitivity of bubble detectors towards protons was measured....

  8. The Darkest Hour Before Dawn: Contributions to Cosmic Reionisation from Dark Matter Annihilation and Decay

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    Liu, Hongwan; Slatyer, Tracy R.; Zavala, Jesús

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    Dark matter annihilation or decay could have a significant impact on the ionisation and thermal history of the universe. In this paper, we study the potential contribution of dark matter annihilation ($s$-wave- or $p$-wave-dominated) or decay to cosmic reionisation, via the production of electrons, positrons and photons. We map out the possible perturbations to the ionisation and thermal histories of the universe due to dark matter processes, over a broad range of velocity-averaged annihilati...

  9. P-wave Annihilating Dark Matter from a Decaying Predecessor and the Galactic Center Excess

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    Choquette, Jeremie; Cline, James M.; Cornell, Jonathan M.

    2016-01-01

    Dark matter (DM) annihilations have been widely studied as a possible explanation of excess gamma rays from the galactic center seen by Fermi/LAT. However most such models are in conflict with constraints from dwarf spheroidals. Motivated by this tension, we show that p-wave annihilating dark matter can easily accommodate both sets of observations due to the lower DM velocity dispersion in dwarf galaxies. Explaining the DM relic abundance is then challenging. We outline a scenario in which th...

  10. Revisiting the constraints on annihilating dark matter by radio observational data of M31

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    Chan, Man Ho

    2016-01-01

    Recent gamma-ray observations and radio observations put strong constraints on the parameters of dark matter annihilation. In this article, we derive new constraints for six standard model annihilation channels by using the recent radio data of M31 galaxy. The new constraints are generally tighter than the constraints obtained from 6 years of Fermi Large Area Telescope gamma-ray observations of the Milky Way dwarf spheroidal satellite galaxies. The conservative lower limits of dark matter mas...

  11. Study of Defects in GaAs by 2D-ACAR Positron Annihilation

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    Manuel, A; Ambigapathy, R.; Hautojärvi, P.; Saarinen, K.; Corbel, C.

    1995-01-01

    We describe the two dimensional angular correlation of positron annihilation radiation (2D-ACAR) method and show that it can be advantageously used to study the electronic structure of defects, in addition to standard positron lifetime and Doppler broadening measurements. Using annihilation fractions determined by lifetime measurements, we separate 2D-ACAR distributions for negatively charged and neutral arsenic vacancies in n-type GaAs. In electron-irradiated semi-insulating GaAs, we present...

  12. Bubble detector measurements of a mixed radiation field from antiproton annihilation

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    Bassler, Niels; Møller, Søren Pape; Petersen, Jørgen B.; Rahbek, Dennis; Uggerhøj, Ulrik I.

    2006-01-01

    In the light of recent progress in the study of the biological potential of antiproton tumour treatment it is important to be able to characterize the neutron intensity arising from antiproton annihilation using simple, compact and reliable detectors. The intensity of fast neutrons from antiproton annihilation on polystyrene has been measured with bubble detectors and a multiplicity has been derived as well as an estimated neutron equivalent dose. Additionally the sensitivity of bubble detectors towards protons was measured.

  13. AC quantum efficiency harmonic analysis of exciton annihilation in organic light emitting diodes (Presentation Recording)

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    Giebink, Noel C.

    2015-10-01

    Exciton annihilation processes impact both the lifetime and efficiency roll-off of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), however it is notoriously difficult to identify the dominant mode of annihilation in operating devices (exciton-exciton vs. exciton-charge carrier) and subsequently to disentangle its magnitude from competing roll-off processes such as charge imbalance. Here, we introduce a simple analytical method to directly identify and extract OLED annihilation rates from standard light-current-voltage (LIV) measurement data. The foundation of this approach lies in a frequency domain EQE analysis and is most easily understood in analogy to impedance spectroscopy, where in this case both the current (J) and electroluminescence intensity (L) are measured using a lock-in amplifier at different harmonics of the sinusoidal dither superimposed on the DC device bias. In the presence of annihilation, the relationship between recombination current and light output (proportional to exciton density) becomes nonlinear, thereby mixing the different EQE harmonics in a manner that depends uniquely on the type and magnitude of annihilation. We derive simple expressions to extract different annihilation rate coefficients and apply this technique to a variety of OLEDs. For example, in devices dominated by triplet-triplet annihilation, the annihilation rate coefficient, K_TT, is obtained directly from the linear slope that results from plotting EQE_DC-EQE_1ω versus L_DC (2EQE_1ω-EQE_DC). We go on to show that, in certain cases it is sufficient to calculate EQE_1ω directly from the slope of the DC light versus current curve [i.e. via (dL_DC)/(dJ_DC )], thus enabling this analysis to be conducted solely from common LIV measurement data.

  14. Prospects for annihilating Dark Matter towards Milky Way's dwarf galaxies by the Cherenkov Telescope Array

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    Lefranc, Valentin; Panci, Paolo; Mamon, Gary A.

    2016-01-01

    We derive the large Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) sensitivity to dark matter (DM) annihilation in several primary channels, over a broad range of DM masses. These sensitivities are estimated when CTA is pointed towards a large sample of Milky Way's dwarf spheroidal galaxies (dSphs) with promising $J$-factors and small statistical uncertainties. This analysis neglects systematic uncertainties, which we estimate at the level of at least 1 dex. We also present sensitivities on the annihilation...

  15. Size of nanoobjects in oil and gas species and materials with positron annihilation spectroscopy

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    Grafutin, V. I.; Prokopev, E. P.; Elnikova, L. V.

    2012-01-01

    The analytical method to determine geometry and size of nano-scale defects in oil and gas species and materials is proposed. The modeling is carried out with the parameters of the positron spectra in the angular distribution method of positron annihilation spectroscopy, and is based on the 'free electron' approximation. From the annihilation decay kinetics, it is possible to express the trapping velocity of parapositronium in pores via intensities of the positronium components and to define t...

  16. Systematic measurements of doppler-coincidence spectra for positron annihilation in pure metals and semiconductors

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    Doppler-broadening measurements of the electron-positron annihilation line in twenty six elements are presented. The adopted coincidence technique allows to reduce the background and point out the contribution of positron annihilation with core electrons. The changes of high momentum contribution is presented for selected examples and a semiempirical analysis of the dependence on electronic structure is performed. Measured data are in good agreement with recent theoretical calculations and can be used to identification of impurities surrounding open volume defects. (author)

  17. First measurement of the antiproton-nucleus annihilation cross section at 125 keV

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    Aghai-Khozani, H; Corradini, M; De Salvador, D; Hayano, R; Hori, M; Kobayashi, T; Leali, M; Lodi-Rizzini, E; Mascagna, V; Prest, M; Seiler, D; Soter, A; Todoroki, K; Vallazza, E; Venturelli, L

    2015-01-01

    The first observation of in-flight antiproton-nucleus annihilation at ∼130 keV obtained with the ASACUSA detector has demonstrated that the measurement of the cross section of the process is feasible at such extremely low energies Aghai-Khozani, H., et al., Eur. Phys. J. Plus 127, 55 (2012). Here we present the results of the data analysis with the evaluations of the antiproton annihilation cross sections on carbon, palladium and platinum targets at 125 keV.

  18. The Beaming Pattern of Doppler Boosted Thermal Annihilation Radiation: Application to MeV Blazars

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    Skibo, J. G.; Dermer, C. D.; Schlickeiser, R.

    1997-01-01

    The beaming pattern of thermal annihilation radiation is broader than the beaming pattern produced by isotropic nonthermal electrons and positrons in the jets of radio-emitting active galactic nuclei which Compton scatter photons from an external isotropic radiation field. Thus blueshifted thermal annihilation radiation can provide the dominant contribution to the high-energy radiation spectrum at observing angles theta > 1/Gamma, where Gamma is the bulk Lorentz factor of the outflowing plasm...

  19. Cogenerating and Pre-annihilating Dark Matter by a New Gauge Interaction

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    S.M. Barr; Scherrer, Robert J.

    2015-01-01

    In asymmetric dark matter scenarios, there must be a mechanism to annihilate the anti-dark matter. It is proposed here that a new non-abelian gauge interaction can both cogenerate asymmetric dark matter with baryonic matter through its sphaleron processes, and can pre-annihilate the anti-dark matter efficiently. The resulting scenario can naturally generate either cold or warm dark matter.

  20. The annihilation cross section of dark matter which is driven by scalar unparticle

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    Iltan, E. O.

    2012-01-01

    We analyze the annihilation cross section of dark matter which interacts with the standard model sector over the scalar unparticle propagator. We observe that the annihilation cross section of dark matter pair is sensitive to the dark matter mass and the scaling dimension of scalar unparticle. We estimate a range for the dark matter mass and the scaling dimension of scalar unparticle by using the current dark matter abundance.

  1. Dark matter annihilation in the gravitational field of a black hole

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    Baushev, A. N.

    2008-01-01

    In this paper we consider dark matter particle annihilation in the gravitational field of black holes. We obtain exact distribution function of the infalling dark matter particles, and compute the resulting flux and spectra of gamma rays coming from the objects. It is shown that the dark matter density significantly increases near a black hole. Particle collision energy becomes very high affecting relative cross-sections of various annihilation channels. We also discuss possible experimental ...

  2. Something, but not much follows from the quark line rule in nucleon-antinucleon annihilations

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    Validity and consequences of the quark line rule (QLR) in nucleon(N)-antinucleon(anti N)annihilations into two or three mesons at LEAR energies are investigated. Recent data on proton-antiproton annihilation into an η or η' together with additional non-strange pseudoscalar or vector meson(s) is used to successfully test the rule. We find that for present data any pseudoscalar meson mixing angle ΦPS restricted to -26deg PS0π0, ηη, π0ρ0, π0ω, ηρ0, ηω, ρ0ρ0, ωω. As a main consequence, dominance of annihilation predicts without any ambiguity equality of the proton-antiproton annihilation cross sections σ(ωω) and σ(ρ0ρ0). Further consequences of dominance of either annihilation or rearrangement diagrams for proton-antiproton annihilation into two or three mesons are also worked out. We compare the predictions of the models we discuss to the sparse present data. It is emphasized that our predictions only exploit the quark flavor flux within the quark line diagrams that are assumed to dominate. They thus are independent of gluon contributions to these diagrams. (orig.)

  3. p -wave annihilating dark matter from a decaying predecessor and the Galactic Center excess

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    Choquette, Jeremie; Cline, James M.; Cornell, Jonathan M.

    2016-07-01

    Dark matter (DM) annihilations have been widely studied as a possible explanation of excess gamma rays from the Galactic Center seen by Fermi/LAT. However most such models are in conflict with constraints from dwarf spheroidals. Motivated by this tension, we show that p -wave annihilating dark matter can easily accommodate both sets of observations due to the lower DM velocity dispersion in dwarf galaxies. Explaining the DM relic abundance is then challenging. We outline a scenario in which the usual thermal abundance is obtained through s -wave annihilations of a metastable particle, that eventually decays into the p -wave annihilating DM of the present epoch. The couplings and lifetime of the decaying particle are constrained by big bang nucleosynthesis, the cosmic microwave background and direct detection, but significant regions of parameter space are viable. A sufficiently large p -wave cross section can be found by annihilation into light mediators, that also give rise to Sommerfeld enhancement. A prediction of the scenario is enhanced annihilations in galaxy clusters.

  4. Timelike Virtual Compton Scattering from Electron-Positron Radiative Annihilation

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    Afanasev, Andrei; /Hampton U. /Jefferson Lab; Brodsky, Stanley J.; /SLAC; Carlson, Carl E.; /William-Mary Coll.; Mukherjee, Asmita; /Indian Inst. Tech., Mumbai

    2009-03-31

    We propose measurements of the deeply virtual Compton amplitude (DVCS) {gamma}* {yields} H{bar H}{gamma} in the timelike t = (p{sub H} + p{sub {bar H}}){sup 2} > 0 kinematic domain which is accessible at electron-positron colliders via the radiative annihilation process e{sup +}e{sup -} {yields} H{bar H}{gamma}. These processes allow the measurement of timelike deeply virtual Compton scattering for a variety of H{bar H} hadron pairs such as {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}, K{sup +}K{sup -}, and D{bar D} as well as p{bar p}. As in the conventional spacelike DVCS, there are interfering coherent amplitudes contributing to the timelike processes involving C = - form factors. The interference between the amplitudes measures the phase of the C = + timelike DVCS amplitude relative to the phase of the timelike form factors and can be isolated by considering the forward-backward e{sup +} {leftrightarrow} e{sup -} asymmetry. The J = 0 fixed pole contribution which arises from the local coupling of the two photons to the quark current plays a special role. As an example we present a simple model.

  5. Timelike Virtual Compton Scattering from Electron-Positron Radiative Annihilation

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    Andrei Afanaciev,Andrei Afanasev, Stanley J. Brodsky, Carl E. Carlson, Asmita Mukherjee

    2010-02-01

    We propose measurements of the deeply virtual Compton amplitude (DVCS), gamma* to H H-bar gamma, in the timelike t = (p_{H} + p_{H-bar})^2 > 0 kinematic domain which is accessible at electron-positron colliders via the radiative annihilation process e+ e- to H H-bar gamma. These processes allow the measurement of timelike deeply virtual Compton scattering for a variety of H H-bar hadron pairs such as pi+ pi-, K+ K-, and D D-bar as well as p p-bar. As in the conventional spacelike DVCS, there are interfering coherent amplitudes contributing to the timelike processes involving C= - form factors. The interference between the amplitudes measures the phase of the C=+ timelike DVCS amplitude relative to the phase of the timelike form factors and can be isolated by considering the forward-backward e+ \\leftrightarrow e- asymmetry. The J=0 fixed pole contribution which arises from the local coupling of the two photons to the quark current plays a special role. As an example we present a simple model.

  6. Positronium formation and annihilation in BHDC/water/benzene microemulsions

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    Positron lifetime measurements have been made on BHDC/water/benzene microemulsions, at different water to surfactant molar ratios (w0) and different surfactant concentrations (CBHDC). Recently, a model has been proposed to explain the positronium formation and annihilation in AOT/water/isooctane microemulsions, which states that the majority of positronium formation occurs in the aqueous cores of the reverse micelles, and the o-Ps there formed diffuses out of the aqueous cores into the organic solvent bulk. The BHDC based microemulsion system has been chosen in order to study the influence of the cationic head group and of the chloride counterion present in the aqueous pseudophase on the Ps formation probability and on the o-Ps diffusion out of the aqueous cores. The results of this study are satisfactorily explained by the referred model. The radii of the aqueous cores for different w0 values and calculated from the o-Ps lifetime measurements, are in good agreement with the values reported in the literature. The measured o-Ps intensities in both the aqueous pseudophase and the organic phase were found to be in agreement with those calculated by taking into account the partial inhibition due to the chloride counterions present in the aqueous cores. (orig.)

  7. Positron states and annihilation in nanometric semiconducting superlattices

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    Sekkal, Nadir, E-mail: nsekkal@yahoo.f [Departement de Physique-Chimie, Ecole Normale Superieure de l' Enseignement Technologique, BP 1523, El M' Naouer, 31000 Oran (Algeria); Arutyunov, N.Yu. [Institute of Electronics, UAS, 700170 Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

    2009-12-15

    The electron and positron states in the band structure of GaAs-AlAs, (GaAs){sub m}((AlAs){sub 1-x}(vacancy/pore){sub x}){sub n} and (GaAs){sub m}((AlAs){sub 1-x}Ge{sub x}){sub n} superlattices have been analyzed on the basis of empirical pseudopotential method of calculations. When possible, the validity of results has been checked by comparing them with the data obtained for relevant constituents of the superlattices with the help of the angular correlation of annihilation radiation (ACAR) spectroscopy. The most important finding is that positron is capable of being selectively confined in the superlattices even when they are defect-free. In the presence of defects of a vacancy-type, the regime of confinement may be changed to the one of trapping of positron. Being 'fingerprints' of certain types of defects, the ACAR spectra may be used for non-destructive characterization of superlattices. The question of sensitivity of the positron particle microprobe for studying electron structure of superlattices is discussed.

  8. Did something decay, evaporate, or annihilate during big bang nucleosynthesis?

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    Results of a detailed examination of the cascade nucleosynthesis resulting from the putative hadronic decay, evaporation, or annihilation of a primordial relic during the big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) era are presented. It is found that injection of energetic nucleons around cosmic time 103 s may lead to an observationally favored reduction of the primordial 7Li/H yield by a factor 2-3. Moreover, such sources also generically predict the production of the 6Li isotope with magnitude close to the as yet unexplained high 6Li abundances in low-metallicity stars. The simplest of these models operates at a fractional contribution to the baryon density Ωbh2 > or approx. 0.025, slightly larger than that inferred from standard BBN. Though further study is required, such sources, as, for example, due to the decay of the next-to-lightest supersymmetric particle into GeV gravitinos or the decay of an unstable gravitino in the TeV range of abundance ΩGh2∼5x10-4 show promise to explain both the 6Li and 7Li abundances in low-metallicity stars

  9. Positron annihilation in polyvinylalcohol doped with CuCl2

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    Positron annihilation lifetime spectra were measured for polyvinylalcohol (PVA) doped with CuCl2 (0.5 to 0.5 wt%) at temperature range from room temperature to 160 deg C. For a fresh pure PVA (without annealing) τ3 below Τg was larger in the heating runs than in the cooling runs, but above Τg, τ3 was the same for both runs. The larger τ3 values in the heating run were considered to be due to be existence of strain brought forth in the process of preparation. For annealed pure PVA τ3 was the same for the heating and the cooling runs and Τg was shifted to lower temperature, 88 and 80 deg C for fresh and annealed samples, respectively. This shift was attributed to loss of H-bonded water in the annealed pure PVA by heating above 100 deg C. Both Ι30 and τ3 were decreased by the added CuCl2, being interpreted as the result of inhibition and quenching, respectively. The results show that both the inhibition coefficient α and the quenching rate constant k were smaller that the corresponding values in liquids. The small diffusion constant of ο-Ps estimated from k implies that ο-Ps is not very mobile in the polymer. (author)

  10. CALET's Sensitivity to Dark Matter Annihilation in the Galactic Halo

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    Motz, Holger; Torii, Shoji; Bhattacharyya, Saptashwa

    2015-01-01

    CALET (Calorimetric Electron Telescope), installed on the ISS in August 2015, directly measures the electron+positron cosmic rays flux up to 20 TeV. With its proton rejection capability of 1:10^5 and an aperture of 1200 cm^2 sr, it will provide good statistics even well above one TeV, while also featuring an energy resolution of 2%, which allows it to detect fine structures in the spectrum. Such structures may originate from Dark Matter annihilation or decay, making indirect Dark Matter search one of CALET's main science objectives among others such as identification of signatures from nearby supernova remnants, study of the heavy nuclei spectra and gamma astronomy. The latest results from AMS-02 on positron fraction and total electron+positron flux can be fitted with a parametrization including a single pulsar as an extra power law source with exponential cut-off, which emits an equal amount of electrons and positrons. This single pulsar scenario for the positron excess is extrapolated into the TeV region an...

  11. Positron annihilation in cardo-based polymer membranes.

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    Kobayashi, Y; Kazama, Shingo; Inoue, K; Toyama, T; Nagai, Y; Haraya, K; Mohamed, Hamdy F M; O'Rouke, B E; Oshima, N; Kinomura, A; Suzuki, R

    2014-06-01

    Positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy (PALS) is applied to a series of bis(aniline)fluorene and bis(xylidine)fluorene-based cardo polyimide and bis(phenol)fluorene-based polysulfone membranes. It was found that favorable amounts of positronium (Ps, the positron-electron bound state) form in cardo polyimides with the 2,2-bis(3,4-dicarboxyphenyl) hexafluoropropane dianhydride (6FDA) moiety and bis(phenol)fluorene-based cardo polysulfone, but no Ps forms in most of the polyimides with pyromellitic dianhydride (PMDA) and 3,3',4,4'-biphenyltetracarboxylic dianhydride (BTDA) moieties. A bis(xylidine)fluorene-based polyimide membrane containing PMDA and BTDA moieties exhibits a little Ps formation but the ortho-positronium (o-Ps, the triplet state of Ps) lifetime of this membrane anomalously shortens with increasing temperature, which we attribute to chemical reaction of o-Ps. Correlation between the hole size (V(h)) deduced from the o-Ps lifetime and diffusion coefficients of O2 and N2 for polyimides with the 6FDA moiety and cardo polysulfone showing favorable Ps formation is discussed based on free volume theory of gas diffusion. It is suggested that o-Ps has a strong tendency to probe larger holes in rigid chain polymers with wide hole size distributions such as those containing cardo moieties, resulting in deviations from the previously reported correlations for common polymers such as polystyrene, polycarbonate, polysulfone, and so forth. PMID:24815092

  12. Bose-Einstein correlations in pp annihilations at rest

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    Two-charged-pion correlations were studied in pp (→ 2π+2π-nπ0, n ≥ 0) annihilations at rest with the CPLEAR detector at the Low-Energy Antiproton Ring (LEAR). A strong enhancement was found in the production of pairs of like-sign pions with a small value of the relative four-momentum Q, with respect to pairs of unlike-sign pions. The observed enhancement was interpreted as a consequence of the Bose-Einstein symmetrization of the twopion wave function. The data are well represented by a correlation function parametrized as a double-Gaussian; an exponential parametrization is also statistically acceptable. The value of the correlation strength is found to be > 1. The high-quality large data samples together with the ability for K± identification and final-state separation allowed the study of systematic effects impacting on the Q dependence of the correlation function and on the extracted space parameters of the pion sources. (orig.)

  13. Kinetic Behavior of Aggregation-Fragmentation Process with Annihilation

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    KE JianHong; LIN ZhenQuan

    2002-01-01

    The kinetic behavior of an aggregation-fragmentation-annihilation system with two distinct species is stead-ied. We propose that the aggregation reaction occurs only between two clusters of the same species, and the irreversibleannihilation reaction occurs only between two clusters of different species, meanwhile there exists the fragmentationreaction of a cluster into two smaller clusters for either species. Based on the mncan-field theory, we investigate therate equations of the process with constant reaction rates and obtain the asymptotic descriptions of the cluster-massdistribution. In the case of the same initial concentrations of two species, the scaling descriptions for the cluster-massdistributions of the two species are found to break down completely. It is also observed that the kinetic behaviors ofdistinct species are quite complicated for the case of different initial concentrations of the two species. Tile clusters oflarger initial concentration species (heavy species) possess peculiar scaling properties, while the cluster-mass distributionoflight species has not scaling behavior. The exponents describing the scaling behavior for heavy species strongly dependon its fragmentation rate and initial monomer concentrations of two kinds of reactants.

  14. Plutonium annihilation in rock-like fuel LWR

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    A plutonium burning process is studied on the basis of rock-like oxide (ROX) fuel systems (stabilized ZrO2-Al2O3-MgO or ThO2-Al2O3-MgO) with uranium free inert matrix. After irradiation of these stable multi-phase oxide fuel system in LWR, the spent fuel becomes chemically and geologically so stable that it can be disposed directly without reprocessing. In the spent fuel, the quality and quantity of plutonium decrease remarkably. While ThO2 type ROX fuel has a similar neutronic behavior to that of conventional UO2 fuel, stabilized ZrO2 type ROX (Zr-ROX) fuel has problems of small negative Doppler and void reactivity coefficients. Reactivity accident analysis of PWR with the Zr-ROX fuel showed that it is necessary to increase the Doppler reactivity of Zr-ROX fuel. Furthermore, analysis of loss of coolant accident (LOCA) of Zr-ROX fueled PWR showed the importance of flattening power distribution. It was found that resonant materials such as ThO2 and UO2 added in Zr-ROX fuel improve considerably Doppler reactivity and power peaking factor. Plutonium annihilation in Zr-ROX fuel LWR it is far larger than that in full MOX LWR, even with additives of ThO2 or UO2. (author)

  15. Molecular pathways for defect annihilation in directed self-assembly.

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    Hur, Su-Mi; Thapar, Vikram; Ramirez-Hernandez, Abelardo; Khaira, Gurdaman S.; Segal-Peretz, Tamar; Rincon-Delgadillo, Paulina A.; Li, Weihua; Muller, Marcus; Nealey, Paul F.; de Pablo, Juan J.

    2015-11-17

    Over the last few years, the directed self-assembly of block copolymers by surface patterns has transitioned from academic curiosity to viable contender for commercial fabrication of next-generation nanocircuits by lithography. Recently, it has become apparent that kinetics, and not only thermodynamics, plays a key role for the ability of a polymeric material to self-assemble into a perfect, defect-free ordered state. Perfection, in this context, implies not more than one defect, with characteristic dimensions on the order of 5 nm, over a sample area as large as 100 cm2. In this work, we identify the key pathways and the corresponding free-energy barriers for eliminating defects, and we demonstrate that an extraordinarily large thermodynamic driving force is not necessarily sufficient for their removal. By adopting a concerted computational and experimental approach, we explain the molecular origins of these barriers, how they depend on material characteristics, and we propose strategies designed to over-come them. The validity of our conclusions for industrially-relevant patterning processes is established by relying on instruments and assembly lines that are only available at state-of-the-art fabrication facilities and, through this confluence of fundamental and applied research, we are able to discern the evolution of morphology at the smallest relevant length scales - a handful of nanometers -, and present a view of defect annihilation in directed self-assembly at an unprecedented level of detail.

  16. Hunting for Glueballs in Electron-Positron Annihilation

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    We calculate the cross section for the exclusive production of JPC = 0++ glueballs G0 in association with the J = ψ in e+e- annihilation using the pQCD factorization formalism. The required long-distance matrix element for the glueball is bounded by CUSB data from a search for resonances in radiative Υ decay. The cross section for e+e- → J/ψ + G0 at √s = 10.6 GeV is similar to exclusive charmonium-pair production e+e- J/ψ + h for h = ηc and χc0, and is larger by a factor 2 than that for h = ηc(2S). As the subprocesses γ* → (c(bar c))(c(bar c)) and γ* → (c(bar c))(gg) are of the same nominal order in perturbative QCD, it is possible that some portion of the anomalously large signal observed by Belle in e+e- → J/ψX may actually be due to the production of charmonium-glueball J/ψGJ pairs

  17. The 21 cm signal and the interplay between dark matter annihilations and astrophysical processes

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    Lopez-Honorez, Laura; Mena, Olga; Moliné, Ángeles; Palomares-Ruiz, Sergio; Vincent, Aaron C.

    2016-08-01

    Future dedicated radio interferometers, including HERA and SKA, are very promising tools that aim to study the epoch of reionization and beyond via measurements of the 21 cm signal from neutral hydrogen. Dark matter (DM) annihilations into charged particles change the thermal history of the Universe and, as a consequence, affect the 21 cm signal. Accurately predicting the effect of DM strongly relies on the modeling of annihilations inside halos. In this work, we use up-to-date computations of the energy deposition rates by the products from DM annihilations, a proper treatment of the contribution from DM annihilations in halos, as well as values of the annihilation cross section allowed by the most recent cosmological measurements from the Planck satellite. Given current uncertainties on the description of the astrophysical processes driving the epochs of reionization, X-ray heating and Lyman-α pumping, we find that disentangling DM signatures from purely astrophysical effects, related to early-time star formation processes or late-time galaxy X-ray emissions, will be a challenging task. We conclude that only annihilations of DM particles with masses of ~100 MeV, could leave an unambiguous imprint on the 21 cm signal and, in particular, on the 21 cm power spectrum. This is in contrast to previous, more optimistic results in the literature, which have claimed that strong signatures might also be present even for much higher DM masses. Additional measurements of the 21 cm signal at different cosmic epochs will be crucial in order to break the strong parameter degeneracies between DM annihilations and astrophysical effects and undoubtedly single out a DM imprint for masses different from ~100 MeV.

  18. Test of NN potential models: isospin relations in pd annihilations at rest and the search for quasinuclear bound states

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    We have determined branching ratios for antiproton annihilations at rest on protons or neutrons in liquid deuterium which we compare to frequencies of isospin-related processes in antiproton-proton annihilations. Using the annihilation rates into π0π0 and π-π0 where the annihilation took place on the proton or neutron, respectively, we discuss the fraction of S-wave and P-wave annihilation in liquid D2. The frequencies for π-ω and ρ-π0, and π-η and π-η' and the corresponding frequencies for pp annihilations are used to determine isoscalar and isovector contributions to the protonium wave function. We observe ρ-ω interference in pp→π+π-η and π+π-π0 annihilation. The annihilation rate for pd→K-K0p confirms the dominance of the isovector contribution to NN→KK annihilations. Furthermore, we searched for narrow quasinuclear bound states close to the NN threshold, but with negative outcome. (orig.)

  19. Positron annihilation as a tool in structural chemistry

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    Complete text of publication follows. The paper will demonstrate that the positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) is an excellent tool to follow the structural changes in chemical species. After the presentation of the physical background and the techniques of the measurements of PAS we show four examples of applications. The sizes of defects in electrodeposited chromium layers were studied and estimated on the basis of positron lifetime spectra decomposed into two components. Vacancies, divacancies and vacancy-clusters could be identified in the electrodeposites. Positron lifetime measurements were performed to study the swelling dynamics of an amphiphilic polymer network (APN). Lifetime spectroscopy proved to be suitable to investigate APNs. Very quick structural changes were indicated by lifetime parameters at very low swelling ratios. On the basis of the results a possible mechanism is proposed for the hydration of the investigated materials. The ortho-para conversion of ortho-Ps was used to follow the partial spin-crossover in [Fe(1-alkyl-1H-tetrazole)6](BR4)2. If there are structural free volumes large enough (as for [Fe(1-ethyl-1H-tetrazole)6](BF4)2 and [Fe(1-propyl-1H-tetrazole)6](BF4)2), there is a significant intensity of positronium (Ps) and the lifetime of o-Ps is a detector of spin-crossover. A conformal structural transformation was found in [Zn(1-propyl-1H-tetrazole)6(BF4)2 between 170 and 90 K by positronium lifetime measurement and the role of (BF4)2- anion, in this transformation was proved by 19F NMR spectroscopy

  20. Positron annihilation lifetime study of radiation-damaged natural zircons

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    Roberts, J.; Gaugliardo, P.; Farnan, I.; Zhang, M.; Vance, E. R.; Davis, J.; Karatchevtseva, I.; Knott, R. B.; Mudie, S.; Buckman, S. J.; Sullivan, J. P.

    2016-04-01

    Zircons are a well-known candidate waste form for actinides and their radiation damage behaviour has been widely studied by a range of techniques. In this study, well-characterised natural single crystal zircons have been studied using Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy (PALS). In some, but not all, of the crystals that had incurred at least half of the alpha-event damage of ∼1019 α/g required to render them structurally amorphous, PALS spectra displayed long lifetimes corresponding to voids of ∼0.5 nm in diameter. The long lifetimes corresponded to expectations from published Small-Angle X-ray Scattering data on similar samples. However, the non-observation by PALS of such voids in some of the heavily damaged samples may reflect large size variations among the voids such that no singular size can be distinguished or. Characterisation of a range of samples was also performed using scanning electron microscopy, optical absorption spectroscopy, Raman scattering and X-ray scattering/diffraction, with the degree of alpha damage being inferred mainly from the Raman technique and X-ray diffraction. The observed void diameters and intensities of the long lifetime components were changed somewhat by annealing at 700 °C; annealing at 1200 °C removed the voids entirely. The voids themselves may derive from He gas bubbles or voids created by the inclusion of small quantities of organic and hydrous matter, notwithstanding the observation that no voidage was evidenced by PALS in two samples containing hydrous and organic matter.

  1. Jet cross sections in electron-positron annihilation

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    There are few, if any, detailed tests of QCD at present. I disucss the problems associated with testing QCD and argue that the three jet angular distribution in electron-positron annihilation is a good quantity to use because it minimizes the sensitivity to nonperturbative effects and provides a test of the detailed structure of QCD. However, for such a test to be possible, the perturbation expansion must be well behaved. I present a calculation of the perturbative corrections using two different generalizations of the Sterman-Weinberg two-jet cross section. I argue that because of the uncertainties in our understanding of hadronization it is necessary that the corrections to both these cross sections be small. In presenting the results I use the recent proof of Mukti and Sterman that all the logarithms can be resummed. I find that at Z-factory energies there is a substantial region of parameters defining the jets for which the correction is small, but that there is no such region at PEP/PETRA energies. This problem at PEP/PETRA energies is made worse by the results of a study of the effects of hadronization. Using a simple model I find very significant effects at PEP/PETRA energies that would make a test difficult. These effects do not, however, present problems at Z-factory energies. I conclude that, even if there are further theoretical advances, testing QCD at PEP/PETRA energies using the three-jet angular distribution will be very difficult. However, this distribution can be used to test QCD in a detailed way at Z-factory energies. The corrected results, furthermore, show a systematic difference from the lowest order result that may be measurable at Z-factory energies. If this effect could be measured it would provide a yet more detailed test of QCD, testing, for example, the three gluon coupling. 66 references

  2. Evaluation of the reactor pressure vessel steels by positron annihilation

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    This paper presents a comparison of commercially used German and Russian reactor pressure vessel steels from the positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) point of view, having in mind knowledge obtained also from other techniques from the last decades. The second generation of Russian RPV steels seems to be fully comparable with German steels and their quality allows prolongation of NPP operating lifetime over projected 40 years. The embrittlement of CrMoV steels is relatively low due to effect of higher temperature which implies partial in situ annealing of primary microstructural point defects and therefore delays the degradation processes caused by neutron irradiation. PAS techniques can be effectively applied for evaluation of microstructural changes caused by extreme external loads (characterized by high dpa values) by proton implantation, with aim to simulate irradiation and for the evaluation of the effectiveness of post-irradiation thermal treatments. We used our actual and previous results, collected during last 20 years from measurements of different RPV-steels in “as received”, irradiated and post-irradiation annealed state and compare them with the aim to contribute to general knowledge based on experimental PAS data. Actual results from irradiated German and Russian steels confirmed that no large voids or vacancy clusters were formed at defined irradiation conditions stated according to the real operational conditions at nuclear power plants. This indicate the fact that vacancy type defects bear hardly any responsibility for radiation-induced hardening and embrittlement of reactor pressure vessel steels and does not affect significantly the long-term operation of nuclear power plants from safety point of view

  3. Evaluation of the reactor pressure vessel steels by positron annihilation

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    Slugeň, V., E-mail: Vladimir.Slugen@elf.stuba.sk [Institute of Nuclear and Physical Engineering, Slovak University of Technology, Ilkovičova 3, 81219 Bratislava (Slovakia); Hein, H. [AREVA NP GmbH, Paul Gossen Strasse 100, 91 001 Erlangen (Germany); Sojak, S.; Simeg Veterníková, J.; Petriska, M.; Sabelová, V.; Pavúk, M.; Hinca, R.; Stacho, M. [Institute of Nuclear and Physical Engineering, Slovak University of Technology, Ilkovičova 3, 81219 Bratislava (Slovakia)

    2013-11-15

    This paper presents a comparison of commercially used German and Russian reactor pressure vessel steels from the positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) point of view, having in mind knowledge obtained also from other techniques from the last decades. The second generation of Russian RPV steels seems to be fully comparable with German steels and their quality allows prolongation of NPP operating lifetime over projected 40 years. The embrittlement of CrMoV steels is relatively low due to effect of higher temperature which implies partial in situ annealing of primary microstructural point defects and therefore delays the degradation processes caused by neutron irradiation. PAS techniques can be effectively applied for evaluation of microstructural changes caused by extreme external loads (characterized by high dpa values) by proton implantation, with aim to simulate irradiation and for the evaluation of the effectiveness of post-irradiation thermal treatments. We used our actual and previous results, collected during last 20 years from measurements of different RPV-steels in “as received”, irradiated and post-irradiation annealed state and compare them with the aim to contribute to general knowledge based on experimental PAS data. Actual results from irradiated German and Russian steels confirmed that no large voids or vacancy clusters were formed at defined irradiation conditions stated according to the real operational conditions at nuclear power plants. This indicate the fact that vacancy type defects bear hardly any responsibility for radiation-induced hardening and embrittlement of reactor pressure vessel steels and does not affect significantly the long-term operation of nuclear power plants from safety point of view.

  4. Measurement of anomalous dimuons produced in electron-positron annihilations

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    An experimental search for anomalous events of the type μ+μ- + (missing energy and momentum) produced in e+e- annihilation at center-of-mass energies between 6.4 and 7.4 GeV is presented. Analysis of the data reveals 12 events, of which only 6 can be readily explained as background. It is concluded that anomalous dimuon events were found. Furthermore, these events are most simply interpreted as the production and subsequent decay of a pair of heavy leptons, tau+-, each with a mass of about 1.8 GeV/c2, and a muonic branching ratio, B(tau → ν/sub tau/μν/tau → all), = 0.21+007-008. Because the known family of leptons is so small, and because these leptons seem to be truly elementary particles, the discovery of new lepton is a major event in physics. This discovery can be viewed as a hint of a needed revision in the current paradigm of elementary particle physics. The historical, logical, and technological development of physics in progressing towards fields of increasingly abstract nature is noted. The experimental search, analysis, and interpretation presented here is considered an example of a model problem and solution within the current paradigm of high energy physics. This paradigm is not considered to be complete. On the basis of the Transcendental Meditation technique it is proposed that the systematic and precise exploration of consciousness and its relationship to physical matter is now feasible. It is proposed that the expansion of the current paradigm to include the pure consciousness state as a dynamical element in both the physical description of nature, and the experience of one's own inner nature is a necessity to accomplish the goal and fulfill the purpose of physics

  5. Spiking neural P systems with anti-spikes and without annihilating priority as number acceptors

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    Gangjun Tan,Tao Song,; Zhihua Chen

    2014-01-01

    Spiking neural P systems with anti-spikes (ASN P sys-tems) are variant forms of spiking neural P systems, which are inspired by inhibitory impulses/spikes or inhibitory synapses. The typical feature of ASN P systems is when a neuron contains both spikes and anti-spikes, spikes and anti-spikes wil immediately an-nihilate each other in a maximal way. In this paper, a restricted variant of ASN P systems, cal ed ASN P systems without anni-hilating priority, is considered, where the annihilating rule is used as the standard rule, i.e., it is not obligatory to use in the neuron associated with both spikes and anti-spikes. If the annihilating rule is used in a neuron, the annihilation wil consume one time unit. As a result, such systems using two categories of spiking rules (iden-tified by (a, a) and (a, ¯a)) can achieve Turing completeness as number accepting devices.

  6. Positron annihilation investigation of BaSrFBr:Eu by X-ray irradiation

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    Lee, C. Y.

    2014-12-01

    The mechanical property of the BaSrFBr:Eu phosphor layer of X-ray image plates was investigated by using resolution (LP/mm) and coincidence Doppler broadening (CDB) positron annihilation as well as positron annihilation lifetime (PAL). The image plate samples of BaSrFBr:Eu phosphors in this experiment were irradiated by using hospital X-rays. The LP/mm values of the irradiated BaSrFBr:Eu image plates varied from 3.35 to 1.25 for up to 20,000 exposures. CDB positron annihilation and lifetime spectroscopy were used to analyze defect structures in the phosphor layer. Even when the LP/mm values were greatly decreased due to exposures, the S parameter and the lifetime ( τ 1, τ 2) values were almost constant with increasing number of exposures. A positive relationship existed between the SEM images and positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS). According to the SEM images and the positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) results, measurements of the defects with PAS indicate that the image-plate phosphor can be safely used for hospital X-rays in the course of diagnostic radiography at an average rate of 20,000 times for one year.

  7. P-wave Annihilating Dark Matter from a Decaying Predecessor and the Galactic Center Excess

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    Choquette, Jeremie; Cornell, Jonathan M

    2016-01-01

    Dark matter (DM) annihilations have been widely studied as a possible explanation of excess gamma rays from the galactic center seen by Fermi/LAT. However most such models are in conflict with constraints from dwarf spheroidals. Motivated by this tension, we show that p-wave annihilating dark matter can easily accommodate both sets of observations due to the lower DM velocity dispersion in dwarf galaxies. Explaining the DM relic abundance is then challenging. We outline a scenario in which the usual thermal abundance is obtained through s-wave annihilations of a metastable particle, that eventually decays into the p-wave annihilating DM of the present epoch. The couplings and lifetime of the decaying particle are constrained by big bang nucleosynthesis, the cosmic microwave background and direct detection, but significant regions of parameter space are viable. A sufficiently large p-wave cross section can be found by annihilation into light mediators, that also give rise to Sommerfeld enhancement. A predictio...

  8. Weak annihilation cusp inside the dark matter spike about a black hole

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    Shapiro, Stuart L.; Shelton, Jessie

    2016-06-01

    We reinvestigate the effect of annihilations on the distribution of collisionless dark matter (DM) in a spherical density spike around a massive black hole. We first construct a very simple, pedagogic, analytic model for an isotropic phase space distribution function that accounts for annihilation and reproduces the "weak cusp" found by Vasiliev for DM deep within the spike and away from its boundaries. The DM density in the cusp varies as r-1 /2 for s -wave annihilation, where r is the distance from the central black hole, and is not a flat "plateau" profile. We then extend this model by incorporating a loss cone that accounts for the capture of DM particles by the hole. The loss cone is implemented by a boundary condition that removes capture orbits, resulting in an anisotropic distribution function. Finally, we evolve an initial spike distribution function by integrating the Boltzmann equation to show how the weak cusp grows and its density decreases with time. We treat two cases, one for s -wave and the other for p -wave DM annihilation, adopting parameters characteristic of the Milky Way nuclear core and typical WIMP models for DM. The cusp density profile for p -wave annihilation is weaker, varying like ˜r-0.34, but is still not a flat plateau.

  9. SUSY Implications from WIMP Annihilation into Scalars at the Galactic Centre

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    Gherghetta, Tony; Medina, Anibal D; Schmidt, Michael A; Trott, Timothy

    2015-01-01

    An excess in gamma-rays emanating from the galactic centre has recently been observed in the Fermi-LAT data. This signal can be interpreted as resulting from WIMP annihilation, with the spectrum well-fit by dark matter annihilating dominantly into either bottom-quark or Higgs pairs. Supersymmetric models provide a well-motivated framework to study the implications of this signal in these channels. With a neutralino dark matter candidate, the gamma-ray excess cannot be easily accommodated in the minimal supersymmetric model, which in any case requires tuning below the percent level to explain the observed Higgs mass. Instead we are naturally led to consider the next-to-minimal model with a singlet superfield. This not only allows for the annihilation channel into bottom-quark pairs to be implemented, but also provides new possibilities for annihilation into Higgs-pseudoscalar pairs. We show that the fit to the gamma-ray excess for the Higgs-pseudoscalar channel can be just as good as for annihilation into bott...

  10. Pair annihilation radiation from relativistic jets in gamma-ray blazars

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    Böttcher, M

    1995-01-01

    The contribution of the pair annihilation process in relativistic electron-positron jets to the gamma-ray emission of blazars is calculated. Under the same assumptions as for the calculation of the yield of inverse Compton scattered accretion disk radiation (Dermer and Schlickeiser 1993) we calculate the emerging pair annihilation radiation taking into account all spectral broadening effects due to the energy spectra of the annihilating particles and the bulk motion of the jet. It is shown that the time-integrated pair annihilation spectrum appears almost like the well-known gamma-ray spectrum from decaying \\pi^o-mesons at rest, yielding a broad bumpy feature located between 50 and 100 MeV. We also demonstrate that for pair densities > 10^9 cm^{-3} in the jet the annihilation radiation will dominate the inverse Compton radiation, and indeed may explain reported spectral bumps at MeV energies. The refined treatment of the inverse Compton radiation leads to spectral breaks of the inverse Compton emission in the...

  11. Higher order dark matter annihilations in the Sun and implications for IceCube

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    Dark matter particles captured in the Sun would annihilate producing a neutrino flux that could be detected at the Earth. In some channels, however, the neutrino flux lies in the MeV range and is thus undetectable at IceCube, namely when the dark matter particles annihilate into e+e−, μ+μ− or light quarks. On the other hand, the same interaction that mediates the annihilations into light fermions also leads, via higher order effects, to the production of weak gauge bosons (and in the case of quarks also gluons) that generate a high energy neutrino flux potentially observable at IceCube. We consider in this paper tree level annihilations into a fermion-antifermion pair with the associated emission of one gauge boson and one loop annihilations into two gauge bosons, and we calculate the limits on the scattering cross section of dark matter particles with protons in scenarios where the dark matter particle couples to electrons, muons or light quarks from the non-observation of an excess of neutrino events in the direction of the Sun. We find that the limits on the spin-dependent scattering cross section are, for some scenarios, stronger than the limits from direct detection experiments

  12. Revisiting the constraints on annihilating dark matter by the radio observational data of M31

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    Chan, Man Ho

    2016-07-01

    Recent gamma-ray observations and radio observations put strong constraints on the parameters of dark matter annihilation. In this article, we derive new constraints for six standard model annihilation channels by using the recent radio data of the M31 galaxy. The new constraints are generally tighter than the constraints obtained from 6 years of Fermi Large Area Telescope gamma-ray observations of the Milky Way dwarf spheroidal satellite galaxies. The conservative lower limits of dark matter mass annihilating via b b ¯, μ+μ- and τ+τ- channels are 90, 90 and 80 GeV respectively with the canonical thermal relic cross section and the Burkert profile being the dark matter density profile. Hence, our results do not favor the most popular models of the dark matter interpretation of the Milky Way GeV gamma-ray excess.

  13. Positron annihilation studies of Eu and Dy doped α'-Sr2SiO4

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    Gupta, S. K.; Sudarshan, K.; Sharma, S. K.; Pujari, P. K.; Natarajan, V.

    2015-06-01

    Sr2SiO4 is an important inorganic host for lanthanide doped white light emitting diodes (LEDs). Strontium silicate (Sr2SiO4) samples doped with 1.0 mol% of Eu3+ and Dy3+ content were prepared via sol-gel route and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy and positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS). The concentration of the dopant ion and the temperature of annealing were optimized for maximum luminescence intensity. The positron annihilation lifetime and coincidence Doppler broadening (CDB) measurements indicated that the local environment around the positron annihilation site is different in Eu+3 doped and Dy+3 doped samples. The results could be explained based on the different local site occupancy of Eu+3 and Dy+3 in the matrix.

  14. Study of PRIMAVERA steel samples by positron annihilation spectroscopy technique II – Lifetime measurements

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    In the present article, a positron annihilation lifetime technique was used for the study of VVER-440/230 weld materials, manufactured in the frame of the international PRIMAVERA project on microstructural investigation of the irradiated WWER-440 reactor pressure vessel steel. The present results complement our previous report of positron angular correlation experiments and provide in-depth characterization of vacancy type defects behavior under irradiation and thermal treatment. The results give new insight into the previously published atom probe tomography and angular correlation of annihilation radiation studies. The measurements do not show any association of phosphorus or its segregation to the open volume defects investigated by positron annihilation spectroscopy. The embrittlement effects related to the phosphorus seem to be effectively annealed-out during 475 °C thermal treatment and the post annealing microstructure and mechanical properties of the material are consequently affected mostly by agglomerations of vacancy clusters coarsened during thermal treatment.

  15. Revisiting the constraints on annihilating dark matter by radio observational data of M31

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    Chan, Man Ho

    2016-01-01

    Recent gamma-ray observations and radio observations put strong constraints on the parameters of dark matter annihilation. In this article, we derive new constraints for six standard model annihilation channels by using the recent radio data of M31 galaxy. The new constraints are generally tighter than the constraints obtained from 6 years of Fermi Large Area Telescope gamma-ray observations of the Milky Way dwarf spheroidal satellite galaxies. The conservative lower limits of dark matter mass annihilating via $b\\bar{b}$, $\\mu^+\\mu^-$ and $\\tau^+\\tau^-$ channels are 90 GeV, 90 GeV and 80 GeV respectively with the canonical thermal relic cross section and the Burkert profile being the dark matter density profile. Hence, our results do not favor the most popular models of the dark matter interpretation of the Milky Way GeV gamma-ray excess.

  16. Observational Constraints of 30–40 GeV Dark Matter Annihilation in Galaxy Clusters

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Recently, it has been shown that the annihilation of 30–40 GeV dark matter particles through bb- channel can satisfactorily explain the excess GeV gamma-ray spectrum near the Galactic Center. In this paper, we apply the above model to galaxy clusters and use the latest upper limits of gamma-ray flux derived from Fermi-LAT data to obtain an upper bound of the annihilation cross section of dark matter. By considering the extended density profiles and the cosmic ray profile models of 49 galaxy clusters, the upper bound of the annihilation cross section can be further tightened to σv≤9×10-26 cm3 s−1. This result is consistent with the one obtained from the data near the Galactic Center.

  17. Positron annihilation studies of high-manganese steel deformed by rolling

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    Dryzek Ewa

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS has been used to study the annealing behavior of cold rolled Fe – 21 wt% Mn steel with 0.05 wt% C. After the initial annealing of defects shown by Doppler broadening of the annihilation line, a slight increase in the annihilation line shape parameter, i.e., the so-called S parameter and then its decrease in the temperature range between 225°C and 450°C indicates generation of new defects and their subsequent annealing. This temperature range coincides with X-ray diffraction measurements, which indicate reversion of deformation-induced ε-martensite. However, for annealing in this temperature range with slow cooling of the sample, the formation of ferrite already starts. The results are compared with our previous results for deformed austenitic stainless steel 1.4301 (EN where only reversion of deformation-induced α′-martensite was detected.

  18. Can the morphology of gamma-ray emission distinguish annihilating from decaying dark matter?

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    Boehm, Celine; Silk, Joseph

    2010-01-01

    The recent results from the PAMELA, ATIC, FERMI and HESS experiments have focused attention on the possible existence of high energy cosmic ray e^+ e^- that may originate from dark matter (DM) annihilations or decays in the Milky Way. Here we examine the morphology of the gamma-ray emission after propagation of the electrons generated by both annihilating and decaying dark matter models. We focus on photon energies of 1 GeV, 10 GeV, 50 GeV (relevant for the FERMI satellite) and consider different propagation parameters. Our main conclusion is that distinguishing annihilating from decaying dark matter may only be possible if the propagation parameters correspond to the most optimistic diffusion models. In addition, we point to examples where morphology can lead to an erroneous interpretation of the source injection energy.

  19. Positron-Electron Annihilation Process in (2,2)-Difluoropropane Molecule

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    Yang, Liu; Xiao-Guang, Ma; Ying-Hao, Zhu

    2016-04-01

    The positron-electron annihilation process in (2,2)-difluoropropane molecule and the corresponding gamma-ray spectra are studied by quantum chemistry method. The positrophilic electrons in (2,2)-difluoropropane molecule are found for the first time. The theoretical predictions show that the outermost 2s electrons of fluoride atoms play an important role in positron-electron annihilation process of (2,2)-difiuoropropane. In the present scheme, the correlation coefficient between the theoretical gamma-ray spectra and the experiments can be 99%. The present study gives an alternative annihilation model for positron-electron pair in larger molecules. Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 11347011 and the Natural Science Foundation Project of Shandong Province under Grant No. ZR2011AM010 and 2014 Technology Innovation Fund of Ludong University under Grant Nos. 1d151007 and ld15l016

  20. Investigation on the porosity of zeolite NU-88 by means of positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy

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    Seven well characterized zeolites were investigated by positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy. The lifetime spectra were analysed in four discrete components. The third one was associated with ortho-positronium annihilation in the channels, framed in terms of infinite cylinders. Differences between the radii determined from the positron annihilation technique and X-ray diffraction data were found and explained in terms of the physical structure of the channel. An analogous study on a high-silica NU-88 zeolite gave a value of 0.33 nm for the corresponding radius, in agreement with Ar and N2 adsorption data as well as with the catalytic behaviour of this zeolite in several acid catalyzed reactions. The longest lifetime component in NU-88 reveals the existence of mesopores, with average radius of about 1.8 nm, which could explain the importance of hydrogen transfer reactions in this zeolite.

  1. Can annihilating dark matter be lighter than a few GeVs?

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    We estimate the gamma-ray fluxes from the residual annihilations of dark matter (DM) particles having a mass mdm from [MeV, O(10) GeV] (a possible solution to the DM issue provided they have a new kind of interactions and no significant coupling to the Z) and compare them to observations. We find that particles lighter than O(100 MeV) can be viable DM candidates provided their dominant annihilation cross section is S-wave suppressed so as to satisfy the gamma-ray constraints. A similar conclusion is obtained for particles lighter than O(10) GeV from the study of radio fluxes, assuming a NFW profile and that they mainly annihilate into electrons

  2. Investigation of silicon sensors for their use as antiproton annihilation detectors

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    Pacifico, N., E-mail: nicola.pacifico@cern.ch [University of Bergen, Institute of Physics and Technology, Allégaten 55, 5007 Bergen (Norway); Aghion, S. [Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano (Italy); Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sez. di Milano, Via Celoria 16, 20133 Milano (Italy); Ahlén, O. [European Organisation for Nuclear Research, Physics Department, 1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Belov, A.S. [Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 117312 (Russian Federation); Bonomi, G. [University of Brescia, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Via Branze 38, 25133 Brescia (Italy); Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sez. di Pavia, Via Agostino Bassi 6, 27100 Pavia (Italy); Bräunig, P. [Kirchhoff Institute for Physics, Im Neuenheimer Feld 227, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Bremer, J. [European Organisation for Nuclear Research, Physics Department, 1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Brusa, R.S. [Department of Physics, University of Trento, via Sommarive 14, 38123 Povo, Trento (Italy); INFN-TIFPA, via Sommarive 14, 38123 Povo, Trento (Italy); Burghart, G. [European Organisation for Nuclear Research, Physics Department, 1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Cabaret, L. [Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, CNRS, Université Paris Sud, ENS Cachan, Bâtiment 505, Campus d' Orsay, 91405 Orsay Cedex (France); Caccia, M. [University of Insubria, Dipartimento di Scienza ed Alta Tecnologia, via Valleggio 11, Como (Italy); Canali, C. [University of Zurich, Physics Institute, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich (Switzerland); Caravita, R. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sez. di Genova, Via Dodecaneso 33, 16146 Genova (Italy); University of Genoa, Department of Physics, Via Dodecaneso 33, 16146 Genova (Italy); Castelli, F. [University of Milano, Department of Physics, Via Celoria 16, 20133 Milano (Italy); and others

    2014-11-21

    We present here a new application of silicon sensors aimed at the direct detection of antinucleons annihilations taking place inside the sensor's volume. Such detectors are interesting particularly for the measurement of antimatter properties and will be used as part of the gravity measurement module in the AEg{sup ¯}IS experiment at the CERN Antiproton Decelerator. One of the goals of the AEg{sup ¯}IS experiment is to measure the gravitational acceleration of antihydrogen with 1% precision. Three different silicon sensor geometries have been tested with an antiproton beam to investigate their properties as annihilation detection devices: strip planar, 3D pixels and monolithic pixel planar. In all cases we were successfully detecting annihilations taking place in the sensor and we were able to make a first characterization of the clusters and tracks.

  3. Anti-proton and positron cosmic rays from dark matter annihilation around intermediate mass black holes

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    Intermediate Mass Black Holes (IMBHs) are candidates to seed the Supermassive Black Holes (SMBHs), and some could still wander in the Galaxy. In the context of annihilating DM, they are expected to drive huge annihilation rates, and could therefore significantly enhance the primary cosmic rays (CRs) expected from annihilation of the DM of the Galactic halo. In this proceeding (the original paper is Brun et al. [Phys. Rev. D 76 (8) (2007) 083506]), we briefly explain the method to derive estimates of such exotic contributions to the p-bar and e+ CR spectra, and the associated statistical uncertainties connected to the properties of IMBHs. We find boost factors of order 104 to the exotic fluxes, but associated with very large statistical uncertainties

  4. The gamma-ray spectra of halocarbons in positron–electron annihilation process

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    The gamma-ray spectra of the positron annihilation process in methane CH4 and its fully substituent halocarbons CF4, CCl4, and CBr4 have been studied. The theoretical predictions of the inner valence electrons agree well with the experimental measurements for all these molecules. That the outermost s electrons in carbon or halogen atoms dominate the gamma-ray spectra has been confirmed for the first time. The positrophilic site has also been found in these molecules and understanding of annihilation processes in molecules has been enhanced. - Highlights: • The inner valence electrons in molecules dominate the Doppler shift. • The outermost atomic s electrons in molecules show dominance in the gamma-ray spectra. • The positron can penetrate deeper inside molecules in positrophilic sites to annihilate with inner valence electrons

  5. W-WIMP Annihilation as a Source of the Fermi Bubbles

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    Anchordoqui, Luis Alfredo

    2013-01-01

    The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope discovered two \\gamma-ray emitting bubble-shaped structures that extend nearly symmetrically on either side of our Galaxy and appear morphologically connected to the Galactic Center. The origin of the emission is still not clearly understood. It was recently shown that the spectral shape of the emission from the Fermi Bubbles is well described by an approximately 10 GeV dark matter particle annihilating to \\tau^+ \\tau^-, with a normalization corresponding to a velocity average annihilation cross section of \\langle \\sigma v \\rangle \\sim 2 \\times 10^{-27} cm^3/s. We study the nominal hidden sector recently introduced by Weinberg and examine to which extent its weakly-interacting massive particles (W-WIMPs) are capable of accommodating both the desired effective annihilation rate into tau leptons and the observed relic density.

  6. SUSY Implications from WIMP Annihilation into Scalars at the Galactic Center

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    Medina, Anibal D

    2015-01-01

    An excess in $\\gamma$-rays emanating from the galactic centre has recently been observed in the Fermi-LAT data. We investigate the new exciting possibility of fitting the signal spectrum by dark matter annihilating dominantly to a Higgs-pseudoscalar pair. We show that the fit to the $\\gamma$-ray excess for the Higgs-pseudoscalar channel can be just as good as for annihilation into bottom-quark pairs. This channel arises naturally in a full model such as the next-to-minimal supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM) and we find regions where dark matter relic density, the $\\gamma$-ray signal and other experimental constraints, can all be satisfied simultaneously. Annihilation into scalar pairs allows for the possibility of detecting the Higgs or pseudoscalar decay into two photons, providing a smoking-gun signal of the model.

  7. Surface investigations by means of positrons annihilation; Badania warstwy wierzchniej metoda anihilacji pozytonow

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    Dryzek, J. [Institute of Nuclear Physics, Cracow (Poland); Stegemann, T.; Cleff, B. [Muenster Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Kernphysik

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    The aim of the report is a presentation of the positron annihilation studies performed on the Cu samples that surface was exposed to the friction and wear processes. Using the measurement of Doppler broadening of annihilation line, we were able to detect the profile of vacancies in the top layers of the defected metals. It was established that one could describe the profile by a simple exponential function of the depth in all cases. The range of vacancies concentration depth depends on the load, time and the speed of the defects creation processes on the surface of a sample. The outline of the positron annihilation method is also given. (author). 10 refs, 16 figs, 5 tabs.

  8. Evidence of mesoniums in anti pn annihilations and γγ reactions

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    A new resonance at 1480 MeV with a width of 110 MeV is found in anti pn annihilations in the channel anti pn → π-X0(1480) → π-ρ0ρ0. Its mass, width and spin-parity are shown to be consistent with the ρ0ρ0 enhancement observed in γγ reactions. Together with the suppression in the γγ → ρ+ρ- data which requires the admixture of an isotensor structure, this ρ0ρ0 resonance in anti pn annihilation and γγ reactions and their small ππ branching ratios represent the best evidence yet for the Q2Q-bar2 nature of the mesoniums. A ρ-ρ- resonance in anti pn annihilations which would betray the exotic isotensor nature of the resonance is predicted. (author)

  9. Positron annihilation spectroscopy study on annealing effect of CuO nanoparticles

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    The microstructure and defects of CuO nanoparticles under isochronal annealing were investigated by positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). XRD and SEM results indicated that the average grain sizes of CuO nanoparticles grew slowly below 800 °C, and then increased rapidly with the annealing temperature from 800 to 1000 °C. Positron lifetime analysis exhibited that positrons were mainly annihilated in mono-vacancies (VCu, VO) and vacancy clusters when annealing from 200 to 800 °C. Furthermore, W-S plot of Doppler broadening spectra at different annealing temperatures found that the (W, S) points distributed on two different defect species, which suggested that V−Cu - V+O complexes were produced when the grains grew to bigger size after annealing above 800 °C, and positrons might annihilate at these complexes. (author)

  10. Solid state diffusion of NaCl into NaY zeolite studied by positron annihilation

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    A series of samples, prepared from mechanical mixtures of NaCl with NaY zeolite and resulting in the dispersion of NaCl in NaY, was studied by position annihilation spectroscopy. We measured the positron lifetime spectroscopy as a function of the weight ratio of the NaCl-NaY zeolite heated at 500 degree C for 1 h, as a function of the heating temperature held for 1 h, and as a function of the heating duration at 500 degree C for NaCl/NaY (15%). All the lifetime spectra were resolved into five components, in which the third, fourth and fifth components are related to the positron annihilation in β cage, supercage and interface void respectively. The experimental results showed that position annihilation spectroscopy is sensitive to the change of the dispersion of NaCl in NaY zeolite

  11. Photon-induced positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy using an S-band compact electron linac

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    A new photon-induced positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy approach has been developed using an S-band compact electron linac at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). The high energy (5 photons pulse−1), and ultra-short pulse (3 ps pulse width) photon beam creates positrons throughout an entire sample via pair production. A positron lifetime spectrum can be obtained by measuring the time difference between the accelerator's RF frequency and the detection time of the annihilation gamma rays. The positron lifetimes for lead and yttria-stabilized zirconia samples have been successfully measured. - Highlights: ► Photon-induced positron annihilation lifetime spectrometer has been developed. ► Defect analysis for thick materials is possible by using our spectrometer. ► The positron lifetime for a lead and a YSZ has been successfully measured

  12. The gamma-ray spectra of halocarbons in positron–electron annihilation process

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    Ma, X.G., E-mail: hsiaoguangma@188.com; Zhu, Y.H.; Liu, Y.

    2015-10-09

    The gamma-ray spectra of the positron annihilation process in methane CH{sub 4} and its fully substituent halocarbons CF{sub 4}, CCl{sub 4}, and CBr{sub 4} have been studied. The theoretical predictions of the inner valence electrons agree well with the experimental measurements for all these molecules. That the outermost s electrons in carbon or halogen atoms dominate the gamma-ray spectra has been confirmed for the first time. The positrophilic site has also been found in these molecules and understanding of annihilation processes in molecules has been enhanced. - Highlights: • The inner valence electrons in molecules dominate the Doppler shift. • The outermost atomic s electrons in molecules show dominance in the gamma-ray spectra. • The positron can penetrate deeper inside molecules in positrophilic sites to annihilate with inner valence electrons.

  13. Neutrino flavor ratios as diagnostic of solar WIMP annihilation

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    Lehnert, Ralf; Weiler, Thomas J.

    2008-06-01

    We consider the neutrino (and antineutrino) flavors arriving at the Earth for neutrinos produced in the annihilation of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) in the sun’s core. Solar-matter effects on the flavor propagation of the resulting ≳GeV neutrinos are studied analytically within a density-matrix formalism. Matter effects, including mass-state level crossings, influence the flavor fluxes considerably. The exposition herein is somewhat pedagogical, in that it starts with adiabatic evolution of single flavors from the sun’s center, with θ13 set to zero, and progresses to fully realistic processing of the flavor ratios expected in WIMP decay, from the sun’s core to the Earth. In the fully realistic calculation, nonadiabatic level crossing is included, as are possible nonzero values for θ13 and the CP-violating phase δ. Because of resonance enhancement in matter, nonzero values of θ13 even smaller than a degree can noticeably affect flavor propagation. Both normal and inverted neutrino-mass hierarchies are considered. Our main conclusion is that measuring flavor ratios (in addition to energy spectra) of ≳GeV solar neutrinos can provide discrimination between WIMP models. In particular, we demonstrate the flavor differences at the Earth for neutrinos from the two main classes of WIMP final states, namely W+W- and 95%bb¯+5%τ+τ-. Conversely, if WIMP properties were to be learned from production in future accelerators, then the flavor ratios of ≳GeV solar neutrinos might be useful for inferring θ13 and the mass hierarchy. From the full calculations, we find (and prove) some general features: a flavor-democratic flux produced at the sun’s core arrives at the Earth still flavor democratic; for maximal θ32 but arbitrary θ21 and θ13, the replacement δ→π-δ leaves the νe flavor spectra unaltered but interchanges νμ and ντ spectra at the Earth; and, only for neutrinos in the inverted hierarchy and antineutrinos in the normal

  14. Fermi-LAT constraints on dark matter annihilation cross section from observations of the Fornax cluster

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    We analyze 2.8-yr data of 1–100 GeV photons for clusters of galaxies, collected with the Large Area Telescope onboard the Fermi satellite. By analyzing 49 nearby massive clusters located at high Galactic latitudes, we find no excess gamma-ray emission towards directions of the galaxy clusters. Using flux upper limits, we show that the Fornax cluster provides the most stringent constraints on the dark matter annihilation cross section. Stacking a large sample of nearby clusters does not help improve the limit for most dark matter models. This suggests that a detailed modeling of the Fornax cluster is important for setting robust limits on the dark matter annihilation cross section based on clusters. We therefore perform the detailed mass modeling and predict the expected dark matter annihilation signals from the Fornax cluster, by taking into account effects of dark matter contraction and substructures. By modeling the mass distribution of baryons (stars and gas) around a central bright elliptical galaxy, NGC 1399, and using a modified contraction model motivated by numerical simulations, we show that the dark matter contraction boosts the annihilation signatures by a factor of 4. For dark matter masses around 10 GeV, the upper limit obtained on the annihilation cross section times relative velocity is (σν)∼−25 cm3 s−1, which is within a factor of 10 from the value required to explain the dark matter relic density. This effect is more robust than the annihilation boost due to substructure, and it is more important unless the mass of the smallest subhalos is much smaller than that of the Sun

  15. Early Stages of Precipitation Process in Al-(Mn-)Sc-Zr Alloy Characterized by Positron Annihilation

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    Vlach, Martin

    2015-01-29

    Thermal effects on the precipitation stages in as-cast Al-0.70 at. pct Mn-0.15 at. pct Sc-0.05 at. pct Zr alloy were studied. The role of lattice defects was elucidated by positron annihilation spectroscopy (lifetime and coincidence Doppler broadening) enabling investigation of solutes clustering at the atomic scale. This technique has never been used in the Al-Sc- and/or Al-Zr-based alloys so far. Studies by positron annihilation were combined with resistometry, hardness measurements, and microstructure observations. Positrons trapped at defects are preferentially annihilated by Sc electrons. Lifetime of trapped positrons indicates that Sc atoms segregate at dislocations. Maximum fraction of positrons annihilated by Sc electrons occurring at 453 K (180 °C) suggests that clustering of Sc bound with vacancies takes place. It is followed by peak of this fraction at 573 K (300 °C). A rise of the contribution of trapped positrons annihilated by Zr electrons starting at 513 K (240 °C) and attaining maximum also at 573 K (300 °C) confirms that Zr participates in precipitation of the Al3Sc particles already at these temperatures. The pronounced hardening at 573 K (300 °C) has its nature in the precipitation of the Al3Sc particles with a Zr-rich shell. The contribution of trapped positrons annihilated by Mn electrons was found to be negligible. © 2015, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society and ASM International.

  16. Constraint on velocity dependent dark matter annihilation cross section from Fermi-LAT observations of dwarf galaxies

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    Zhao, Yi; Jia, Huan-Yu; Yin, Peng-Fei; Zhu, Feng-Rong

    2016-01-01

    The gamma-ray observation of dwarf spheroidal satellites (dSphs) is an ideal approach for probing the dark matter (DM) annihilation signature. The latest Fermi-LAT dSph searches have set stringent constraints on the velocity independent annihilation cross section in the small DM mass range, which gives very strong constraints on the scenario to explain the the AMS-02 positron excess by DM annihilation. However, the dSph constraints would change in the velocity dependent annihilation scenarios, because the velocity dispersion in the dSphs varies from that in the Milky Way. In this work, we use a likelihood map method to set constraints on the velocity dependent annihilation cross section from the Fermi-LAT observation of six dSphs. We consider three typical forms of the annihilation cross section, i.e. p-wave annihilation, Sommerfeld enhancement, and Breit-Wigner resonance. For the p-wave annihilation and Sommerfeld-enhancement, the dSph limits would become much weaker and stronger compared with those for the ...

  17. Positron annihilation study of ageing and creep on inconel X750

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    The correlation of positron annihilation characteristics with microstructrual changes occurring in a Ni-base alloy is experimentally studied using lifetime and angular-correlation methods. The samples are examined at room temperature after various ageing phases and after creep rupture; their structure is also investigated by differential chemical analysis, by electron microscopy and by small-angle neutron scattering. The comparison of the results obtained with the various techniques shows the field of applicability of the positron annihilation technique for material testing in cases of technological interest. (author)

  18. An IceCube Search for Dark Matter Annihilation in nearby Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters

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    Aartsen, M G; Abdou, Y; Ackermann, M; Adams, J; Aguilar, J A; Ahlers, M; Altmann, D; Auffenberg, J; Bai, X; Baker, M; Barwick, S W; Baum, V; Bay, R; Beatty, J J; Bechet, S; Tjus, J Becker; Becker, K -H; Benabderrahmane, M L; BenZvi, S; Berghaus, P; Berley, D; Bernardini, E; Bernhard, A; Bertrand, D; Besson, D Z; Binder, G; Bindig, D; Bissok, M; Blaufuss, E; Blumenthal, J; Boersma, D J; Bohaichuk, S; Bohm, C; Bose, D; Böser, S; Botner, O; Brayeur, L; Bretz, H -P; Brown, A M; Bruijn, R; Brunner, J; Carson, M; Casey, J; Casier, M; Chirkin, D; Christov, A; Christy, B; Clark, K; Clevermann, F; Coenders, S; Cohen, S; Cowen, D F; Silva, A H Cruz; Danninger, M; Daughhetee, J; Davis, J C; Day, M; De Clercq, C; De Ridder, S; Desiati, P; de Vries, K D; de With, M; DeYoung, T; D'\\iaz-Vélez, J C; Dunkman, M; Eagan, R; Eberhardt, B; Eisch, J; Ellsworth, R W; Euler, S; Evenson, P A; Fadiran, O; Fazely, A R; Fedynitch, A; Feintzeig, J; Feusels, T; Filimonov, K; Finley, C; Fischer-Wasels, T; Flis, S; Franckowiak, A; Frantzen, K; Fuchs, T; Gaisser, T K; Gallagher, J; Gerhardt, L; Gladstone, L; Glüsenkamp, T; Goldschmidt, A; Golup, G; Gonzalez, J G; Goodman, J A; Góra, D; Grandmont, D T; Grant, D; Groß, A; Ha, C; Ismail, A Haj; Hallen, P; Hallgren, A; Halzen, F; Hanson, K; Heereman, D; Heinen, D; Helbing, K; Hellauer, R; Hickford, S; Hill, G C; Hoffman, K D; Hoffmann, R; Homeier, A; Hoshina, K; Huelsnitz, W; Hulth, P O; Hultqvist, K; Hussain, S; Ishihara, A; Jacobi, E; Jacobsen, J; Jagielski, K; Japaridze, G S; Jero, K; Jlelati, O; Kaminsky, B; Kappes, A; Karg, T; Karle, A; Kelley, J L; Kiryluk, J; Kläs, J; Klein, S R; Köhne, J -H; Kohnen, G; Kolanosk, H; Köpke, L; Kopper, C; Kopper, S; Koskinen, D J; Kowalski, M; Krasberg, M; Krings, K; Kroll, G; Kunnen, J; Kurahashi, N; Kuwabara, T; Labare, M; Landsman, H; Larson, M J; Lesiak-Bzdak, M; Leuermann, M; Leute, J; Lünemann, J; Macías, O; Madsen, J; Maggi, G; Maruyama, R; Mase, K; Matis, H S; McNally, F; Meagher, K; Merck, M; Meures, T; Miarecki, S; Middell, E; Milke, N; Miller, J; Mohrmann, L; Montaruli, T; Morse, R; Nahnhauer, R; Naumann, U; Niederhausen, H; Nowicki, S C; Nygren, D R; Obertacke, A; Odrowski, S; Olivas, A; Omairat, A; O'Murchadha, A; Paul, L; Pepper, J A; Heros, C Pérez de los; Pfendner, C; Pieloth, D; Pinat, E; Posselt, J; Price, P B; Przybylski, G T; Rädel, L; Rameez, M; Rawlins, K; Redl, P; Reimann, R; Resconi, E; Rhode, W; Ribordy, M; Richman, M; Riedel, B; Rodrigues, J P; Rott, C; Ruhe, T; Ruzybayev, B; Ryckbosch, D; Saba, S M; Salameh, T; Sander, H -G; Santander, M; Sarkar, S; Schatto, K; Scheriau, F; Schmidt, T; Schmitz, M; Schoenen, S; Schöneberg, S; Schönwald, A; Schukraft, A; Schulte, L; Schulz, O; Seckel, D; Sestayo, Y; Seunarine, S; Shanidze, R; Sheremata, C; Smith, M W E; Soldin, D; Spiczak, G M; Spiering, C; Stamatikos, M; Stanev, T; Stasik, A; Stezelberger, T; Stokstad, R G; Stößl, A; Strahler, E A; Ström, R; Sullivan, G W; Taavola, H; Taboada, I; Tamburro, A; Tepe, A; Ter-Antonyan, S; Tešić, G; Tilav, S; Toale, P A; Toscano, S; Unger, E; Usner, M; Vallecorsa, S; van Eijndhoven, N; Van Overloop, A; van Santen, J; Vehring, M; Voge1, M; Vraeghe, M; Walck, C; Waldenmaier, T; Wallraff, M; Weaver, Ch; Wellons, M; Wendt, C; Westerhoff, S; Whitehorn, N; Wiebe, K; Wiebusch, C H; Williams, D R; Wissing, H; Wolf, M; Wood, T R; Woschnagg, K; Xu, D L; Xu, X W; Yanez, J P; Yodh, G; Yoshida, S; Zarzhitsky, P; Ziemann, J; Zierke, S; Zoll, M

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    We present the results of a first search for self-annihilating dark matter in nearby galaxies and galaxy clusters using a sample of high energy neutrinos acquired in 339.8 days of livetime during 2009/10 with the IceCube neutrino observatory in its 59-string configuration. The targets of interest include the Virgo and Coma galaxy clusters, the Andromeda galaxy and several dwarf galaxies. We obtain upper limits on the cross section as function of the WIMP mass between 300 GeV and 100 TeV for the annihilation into b bbar, W+W-, \\tau+\\tau-, \\mu+\\mu- and \

  19. Search for the decay Ds → ρ0π as evidence for quark annihilation

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    We have searched for the decay Ds+ → ρ0π+ which can only occur via annihilation of the constituent quarks, and compared it to the decay Ds+ → φπ+ where the charm quark may decay independently of the light quark. An upper limit on the ratio BR(Ds+ → ρ0π+)/BR(Ds+ → φπ+) of 0.22 at the 90% confidence level is obtained. This result constrains models which enhance the weak annihilation contribution to heavy meson decays by final-state interactions, a mechanism used for explaining the large branching ratio observed for D0 → φanti K0. (orig.)

  20. Quark combinatorics and hadron spectra in e+e- annihilation and in deep inelastic scattering

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    The quark conbinatorics predictions are compared to the data on pion, kaon, rho-meson, and antiproton production in e+e- annihilation. This approach is shown to be successful in description of the spectrum of secondary hadrons (s/#betta#)(dσ/dxsub(E)) (e+e- → a hadron) in the 0.1 +e- annihilation. This testifies to the fact that in the processes considered in this work quark statistics can be successful even limiting itself to the simplest assumption of dominance of lower hadron multiplets

  1. Ratio of secondary baryon and meson yields in e+e- annihilation and quark combinatorics

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    Shown is possibility of application of quark combinatoric counting to check probability of separated out quark transfer into baryons or mesons at joining quark with the sea of quark-antiquark couples. It is shown that p/π+ outlet ratio, calculated in the framework of the quark combinatorics, is coordinated with the data in antiproton and pion birth in the process of e+e- - annihilation. In the authors opinion, quark combinatoric counting forecasts large cross section of Ω- hyperon birth and to check quark combinatorics the study of baryon outlets ratios in e+e- annihilation is necessary

  2. Gamma ray signals of the annihilation of Higgs-portal singlet dark matter

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    Sage, Frederick S.; Dick, Rainer

    2016-01-01

    This article is an exploration of gamma ray signals of annihilating Higgs-portal singlet scalar and vector dark matter. Gamma ray signals are considered in the context of contributions from annihilations of singlets in the galactic halo to the Isotropic Gamma Ray Background (IGRB), in the context of the Galactic center excess, and in the context of observations of dwarf spheroidal galaxies. We find that Higgs-portal singlets of both species with a mass of $~$65 GeV can explain the Galactic ce...

  3. Antiproton-proton annihilations into four prongs at 7.2 GeV/c

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    Annihilation reactions are described in which four charged pions and also maybe uncharged particles are produced. Data was acquired in an antiproton-proton experiment at a beam momentum of 7.2 GeV/c and 220K pictures of the CERN 2m HBC were measured. Cross sections have been determined and angular distributions of the pions and of some resonances are given. Two models that describe annihilation reactions are treated, the so called CLA model and a simple quark model. (C.F./Auth.)

  4. Defects in fine-grained and porous materials characterized by positron annihilation

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    We investigate the annihilation parameters (lifetimes and intensities) for positrons becoming trapped at grain boundaries and at inner surfaces (pores), examining fine-grained nickel powder compacts (effective powder particle size 1 - 10 μm with grains in or even below the micron size). Furthermore, we can monitor grain growth and sintering (volume shrinkage) during successive heat treatment of powder compacts. To reach this aim, we correlate the annihilation parameters with results of a Monte-Carlo simulation and analytical solutions of the positron diffusion. We find that it is possible to determine an effective average powder particle size as well as grain sizes by positron lifetime spectroscopy. (author)

  5. Positron-annihilation 2D-ACAR studies of disordered and defected alloys

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    Theoretical and experimental progress in connection with 2D-ACAR positron annihilation studies of ordered, disordered, and defected alloys is discussed. We present, in particular, some of the recent developments concerning the electronic structure of disordered alloys, and the work in the area of annihilation from positrons trapped at vacancy-type defects in metals and alloys. The electronic structure and properties of a number of compounds are also discussed briefly; we comment specifically on high Tc ceramic superconductors, Heusler alloys, and transition-metal aluminides. (author) 58 refs., 16 figs., 1 tab

  6. Polarization effects in the nuclear excitation by positron-electron annihilation

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    Kaliman, Zoran, E-mail: kaliman@phy.uniri.h [Department of Physics University of Rijeka, Rijeka (Croatia); Zauhar, Gordana, E-mail: gordz@medri.h [Department of Physics, Medical Faculty, University of Rijeka, Rijeka (Croatia); Jurkovic, Slaven [Physics Division, University Hospital, Rijeka (Croatia)

    2010-07-21

    In this paper polarization effects in the nuclear excitation by positron-electron annihilation (NEPEA) process are considered. We calculated cross-sections for the NEPEA with wave functions of bound electron and incoming positron in point nuclear Coulomb field. The results are compared to predictions which are derived using Born approximation. Results for the annihilation on the K-electron are presented. We found that cross-section for magnetic transition is much more pronounced for orientation of electron spin in positron direction. For electric transition cross-sections with parallel spin orientation are larger than for antiparallel, at least for small positron energy.

  7. Size-dependent momentum smearing effect of positron annihilation radiation in embedded nano Cu clusters

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    Momentum density distributions determined by the analysis of positron annihilation radiation in embedded nano Cu clusters in iron were studied by using a first-principles method. A momentum smearing effect originated from the positron localization in the embedded clusters is observed. The smearing effect is found to scale linearly with the cube root of the cluster's volume, indicating that the momentum density techniques of positron annihilation can be employed to explore the atomic-scaled microscopic structures of a variety of impurity aggregations in materials.

  8. Positron Annihilation Technique is a Powerful Nuclear Technique in Material Sciences

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    Positron Annihilation Doppler Broadening Spectroscopy (PADPS) is a nondestructive technique used in material science. Electrical measurements are one of the oldest techniques used also in material science. This paper aimed to discuss the availability of using both PADPS and electrical measurements as diagnostic techniques to detect the defects in a set of plastically deformed 5454 wrought aluminum alloy. The results of the positron annihilation measurements and the electrical measurements were analyzed in terms of the two-state trapping model. This model can be used to investigate both defect and dislocation densities of the samples under investigation. Results obtained by both nuclear and electrical techniques have been reported

  9. Distinguishing Neutrino Mass Hierarchies using Dark Matter Annihilation Signals at IceCube

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    Allahverdi, Rouzbeh; Ghosh, Dilip Kumar; Knockel, Bradley; Saha, Ipsita

    2015-01-01

    We explore the possibility of distinguishing neutrino mass hierarchies through the neutrino signal from dark matter annihilation at neutrino telescopes. We consider a simple extension of the standard model where the neutrino masses and mixing angles are obtained via the type-II seesaw mechanism. We show that for a detector with the same capability as the IceCube DeepCore array, multiyear data from DM annihilation at the Galactic Center and inside the Sun can be used to distinguish the normal and inverted neutrino mass hierarchies.

  10. Distinguishing neutrino mass hierarchies using dark matter annihilation signals at IceCube

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    We explore the possibility of distinguishing neutrino mass hierarchies through the neutrino signal from dark matter annihilation at neutrino telescopes. We consider a simple extension of the standard model where the neutrino masses and mixing angles are obtained via the type-II seesaw mechanism as an explicit example. We show that future extensions of IceCube neutrino telescope may detect the neutrino signal from DM annihilation at the Galactic Center and inside the Sun, and differentiate between the normal and inverted mass hierarchies, in this model

  11. Importance of non-local electron-positron correlations for positron annihilation characteristics in solids

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    Rubaszek, A. [Polska Akademia Nauk, Wroclaw (Poland). Inst. Niskich Temperatur i Badan Strukturalnych; Szotek, Z.; Temmerman, W.M. [Daresbury Lab., Warrington (United Kingdom)

    2001-07-01

    Several methods to describe the electron-positron (e-p) correlation effects are used in calculations of positron annihilation characteristics in solids. The weighted density approximation (WDA), giving rise to the non-local, state-selective e-p correlation functions, is applied to calculate positron annihilation rates and e-p momentum densities in a variety of metals and silicon. The WDA results are compared to the results of other methods such as the independent particle model, local density approximation, generalised gradient approximation, and also to experiments. The importance of non-locality and state-dependence of the e-p correlation functions is discussed. (orig.)

  12. A new scalar mediated WIMPs with pairs of on-shell mediators in annihilations

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    Jia, Lian-Bao

    2016-01-01

    In this article, we focus on a new scalar $\\phi$ mediated scalar/vectoral WIMPs (weakly interacting massive particles). To explain the Galactic center 1 - 3 GeV gamma-ray excess, here we consider the case that a WIMP pair predominantly annihilates into an on-shell $\\phi \\phi$ pair which mainly decays to $\\tau \\bar{\\tau}$, with masses of WIMPs in a range about 14 - 22 GeV. For the mass of $\\phi$ slightly below the WIMP mass, the annihilations of WIMPs are phase space suppressed today, and the ...

  13. Positron annihilation lifetime characterization of oxygen ion irradiated rutile TiO2

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    Luitel, Homnath; Sarkar, A.; Chakrabarti, Mahuya; Chattopadhyay, S.; Asokan, K.; Sanyal, D.

    2016-07-01

    Ferromagnetic ordering at room temperature has been induced in rutile phase of TiO2 polycrystalline sample by O ion irradiation. 96 MeV O ion induced defects in rutile TiO2 sample has been characterized by positron annihilation spectroscopic techniques. Positron annihilation results indicate the formation of cation vacancy (VTi, Ti vacancy) in these irradiated TiO2 samples. Ab initio density functional theoretical calculations indicate that in TiO2 magnetic moment can be induced either by creating Ti or O vacancies.

  14. Enhanced Dark Matter Annihilation Rate for Positron and Electron Excesses from Q-ball Decay

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    McDonald, John

    2009-01-01

    We show that Q-ball decay in Affleck-Dine baryogenesis models can account for dark matter when the annihilation cross-section is sufficiently enhanced to explain the positron and electron excesses observed by PAMELA, ATIC and PPB-BETS. For Affleck-Dine baryogenesis along a d = 6 flat direction, the reheating temperature is approximately 30 GeV and the Q-ball decay temperature is in the range 10-100 MeV. The LSPs produced by Q-ball decay annihilate down to the observed dark matter density if t...

  15. Final-state Interaction Effects on Inclusive Two-particle Production in Electron-positron Annihilation

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    1997-01-01

    The final-state interaction effects on the inclusive two-particle production in electron-positron annihilation are investigated within the context of the one-photon annihilation approximation. Such effects are characterized by one structure function in the decomposition of the hadronic tensor. On the basis of the positivity, we derived an inequality to bound this structure function. The price to access it experimentally is to polarize longitudinally one of the initial-state beam, to say, the electron beam, and measure the corresponding single spin asymmetry. By combining the Callan-Gross relation with our positivity analysis, we obtain an upper bound for the single spin asymmetry considered.

  16. Anti-proton production and annihilation in nuclear collisions at 15-A/GeV

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    Jahns, André; Stöcker, Horst; Greiner, Walter; Sorge, Heinz

    2006-01-01

    We present a calculation of antiproton yields in Si+Al and Si+Au collisions at 14.5A GeV in the framework of the relativistic quantum molecular dynamics approach (RQMD). Multistep processes lead to the formation of high-mass flux tubes. Their decay dominates the initial antibaryon yield. However, the subsequent annihilation in the surrounding baryon-rich matter suppresses the antiproton yield considerably: Two-thirds of all antibaryons are annihilated even for the light Si+Al system. Comparis...

  17. Distinguishing neutrino mass hierarchies using dark matter annihilation signals at IceCube

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    Allahverdi, Rouzbeh [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico,1919 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87131 (United States); Dutta, Bhaskar [Department of Physics and Astronomy,Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy,Texas A & M University, 4242 TAMU, College Station, TX, 77843-4242 (United States); Ghosh, Dilip Kumar [Department of Theoretical Physics, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, 2A & 2B, Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Kolkata, 700032 (India); Knockel, Bradley [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico,1919 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87131 (United States); Saha, Ipsita [Department of Theoretical Physics, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, 2A & 2B, Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Kolkata, 700032 (India)

    2015-12-01

    We explore the possibility of distinguishing neutrino mass hierarchies through the neutrino signal from dark matter annihilation at neutrino telescopes. We consider a simple extension of the standard model where the neutrino masses and mixing angles are obtained via the type-II seesaw mechanism as an explicit example. We show that future extensions of IceCube neutrino telescope may detect the neutrino signal from DM annihilation at the Galactic Center and inside the Sun, and differentiate between the normal and inverted mass hierarchies, in this model.

  18. Positron annihilation studies of mesoporous silica films using a slow positron beam

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    Positron annihilation lifetime spectra were measured for mesoporous silica films, which were synthesized using triblock copolymer (EO106PO70EO106) as a structure-directing agent. Different positron lifetime spectra for the deposited and calcined films indicated the formation of meso-structure after calcination, which was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra and field emission-scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) observation. Open porosity or pore interconnectivity of a silica film might be evaluated by a two-dimensional positron annihilation lifetime spectrum of an uncapped film. Pore sizes and their distributions in the silica films were found to be affected by thermal treatments

  19. Size of nanoobjects in oil and gas species and materials with positron annihilation spectroscopy

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    Grafutin, V I; Elnikova, L V

    2012-01-01

    The analytical method to determine geometry and size of nano-scale defects in oil and gas species and materials is proposed. The modeling is carried out with the parameters of the positron spectra in the angular distribution method of positron annihilation spectroscopy, and is based on the 'free electron' approximation. From the annihilation decay kinetics, it is possible to express the trapping velocity of parapositronium in pores via intensities of the positronium components and to define the concentration and radii of pores in a porous layer. As the result, size and the concentration of micro-porous cylindrical nano-objects in the silicon samples are estimated.

  20. Decaying vs annihilating dark matter in light of a tentative gamma-ray line

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    Buchmueller, Wilfried; Garny, Mathias

    2012-06-15

    Recently reported tentative evidence for a gamma-ray line in the Fermi-LAT data is of great potential interest for identifying the nature of dark matter. We compare the implications for decaying and annihilating dark matter taking the constraints from continuum gamma-rays, antiproton flux and morphology of the excess into account. We find that higgsino and wino dark matter are excluded, also for nonthermal production. Generically, the continuum gamma-ray ux severely constrains annihilating dark matter. Consistency of decaying dark matter with the spatial distribution of the Fermi-LAT excess would require an enhancement of the dark matter density near the Galactic center.

  1. Correlations between Positron Annihilation Parameters and Macroscopic Properties in Copolymers Belonging to Elastomers Group

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    Krzemień, K.; Kansy, J.

    2008-05-01

    The positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy was used to study correlations between positron annihilation parameters and macroscopic properties in two kinds of polymers from elastomers group. Two kinds of material were investigated: three samples of ethylene octane copolymers (commercial name engage) of different densities and six samples of polybutylene terephtalate-polyether glycol copolymers (hytrel) having different densities. A correlation between intensity of ortho-positronium component and the density (d) of samples was observed for both kinds of material. From the ortho-positronium pick-off lifetime the mean radii (R) of free volume centers were determined. A good linear correlation between R and d was found.

  2. Observation of antiproton annihilation in heavy nuclei at 100 GeV/c

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    We report on the observation of antiproton annihilation in Mg, Ag, and Au nuclei at 100 GeV/c. The experiment was performed with the Fermilab 30'' bubble chamber spectrometer and associated Downstream Particle Identifiers. By identifying events without a leading anti p or anti n we have determined that (39+-6)% of the antiprotons annihilate in a heavy nucleus. We present this fraction as a function of atomic mass number and discuss the associated charged particle multiplicity. 5 refs., 3 figs

  3. Life science research using positron annihilation spectroscopy: UV-irradiated mouse skin

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    Jean, Y.C. [Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110-2499 (United States)]. E-mail: jeany@umkc.edu; Chen, Hongmin [Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110-2499 (United States); Liu Guang [Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110-2499 (United States); Gadzia, Joseph E. [Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66103 (United States); Kansas Medical Clinic, Topeka, KS 66614 (United States)

    2007-02-15

    Positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) is applied to study mouse skin under different UV irradiations as a function of positron incident energy (0-30 keV). Significant variations in the depth profile of S parameter are observed in a period of hours and of days for UVA and UVB exposures, respectively. The high sensitivity of positron annihilation signals responding to UV irradiation shows that PAS may be developed as a new noninvasive technique for the detection of molecular damage in life science research.

  4. Angular correlations in the cosmic gamma-ray background from dark matter annihilation around intermediate-mass black holes

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    Dark matter (DM) annihilation could in principle contribute to the diffuse cosmic gamma-ray background. While with standard assumptions for cosmological and particle physics parameters this contribution is expected to be rather small, a number of processes could boost it, including a larger-than-expected DM annihilation cross section, or the occurrence of DM substructures such as DM minispikes around intermediate-mass black holes. We show that angular correlations of the cosmic gamma-ray background provide a tool to disentangle the signal induced by DM annihilation in minispikes from a conventional astrophysical component. Treating blazars as a known background, we study the prospects for detecting DM annihilations with the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope for different choices of DM mass and annihilation channels.

  5. SUSY-QCD corrections to the (co)annihilation of neutralino dark matter within the MSSM

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    Meinecke, Moritz

    2015-06-15

    Based on experimental observations, it is nowadays assumed that a large component of the matter content in the universe is comprised of so-called cold dark matter. Furthermore, latest measurements of the temperature fluctuations of the cosmic microwave background provided an estimation of the dark matter relic density at a measurement error of one percent (concerning the experimental 1σ-error). The lightest neutralino χ 0{sub 1}, a particle which subsumes under the phenomenologically interesting category of weakly interacting massive particles, is a viable dark matter candidate for many supersymmetric (SUSY) models whose relic density Ω{sub χ} {sub 0{sub 1}} happens to lie quite naturally within the experimentally favored ballpark of dark matter. The high experimental precision can be used to constrain the SUSY parameter space to its cosmologically favored regions and to pin down phenomenologically interesting scenarios. However, to actually benefit from this progress on the experimental side it is also mandatory to minimize the theoretical uncertainties. An important quantity within the calculation of the neutralino relic density is the thermally averaged sum over different annihilation and coannihilation cross sections of the neutralino and further supersymmetric particles. It is now assumed and also partly proven that these cross sections can be subject to large loop corrections which can even shift the associated Ω{sub χ} {sub 0{sub 1}} by a factor larger than the current experimental error. However, most of these corrections are yet unknown. In this thesis, we calculate higher-order corrections for some of the most important (co)annihilation channels both within the framework of the R-parity conserving Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) and investigate their impact on the final neutralino relic density Ω{sub χ} {sub 0{sub 1}}. More precisely, this work provides the full O(α{sub s}) corrections of supersymmetric quantum chromodynamics (SUSY

  6. Annihilation Solitons and Chaotic Solitons for the (2+1)-Dimensional Breaking Soliton System

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    2007-01-01

    By means of an improved mapping method and a variable separation method, a scries of variable separation solutions (including solitary wave solutions, periodic wave solutions and rational function solutions) to the (2+1)-dimensional breaking soliton system is derived. Based on the derived solitary wave excitation, we obtain some special annihilation solitons and chaotic solitons in this short note.

  7. A Review of Studies of Polymeric Membranes by Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy

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    2005-01-01

    A review is presented of studies of polymeric membranes by applying positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy (PALS). PALS has been used to study subnanometer-sized holes, to determine their size distribution and free-volume fractions, and to probe molecular-sized vacancies in glassy polymers. At present, PALS is believed to be a highly effective physical method for the examination of polymeric membranes.

  8. 'Void existence' as against 'annihilation existence': Differentiating two qualities in primitive mental states.

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    Valdarsky, Irit Hameiri

    2015-10-01

    This paper attempts to distil out a particular quality of psychic (non)existence, which I call here 'void existence', from the quality predominantly explored in the psychoanalytic discourse on primitive mental states, which I call 'annihilation existence'. Achieving this phenomenological differentiation may make it easier to identify and work through extreme states in the analytic situation, when the patient is under the dominance of 'void existence'. I suggest that it is, as it were, a one-dimensional existence, in an infinite contour-less void, lacking any substantial internal object, lacking any substantial sense of psychic and/or somatic occurrences, and lacking any live representation of this very state of being. Hence, it lacks distress and anxiety, as well as calmness and peace. One might say that it is the inorganic within the organic; a quality of non-alive-ness within life. 'Annihilation existence' is existence in a two- or three-dimensional hollowed world, with flat and/or partial representations of self and object, which attracts acute distress and annihilation anxiety. It is a sort of existence on the brink of non-life, on the brink of the void; where a sense of catastrophic danger is brought on by the never-ending potentiality of the annihilation's realization. Both these psychic qualities can be encapsulated within neurotic and personality disorders, and the dominance of each can serve as defence against the dominance of the other. The theoretical discussion is supported by excerpts from an analysis. PMID:26298559

  9. Evaporated particles in the annihilation of K{sup −} mesons in a nuclear photoemulsion

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    Dubinina, V. V.; Egorenkova, N. P.; Pozharova, E. A.; Smirnitsky, V. A., E-mail: vladimir@itep.ru [National Research Center Kurchatov Institute, Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (Russian Federation)

    2015-01-15

    The emission of light nuclei (p, d, t) in the annihilation of K{sup −} mesons stopped in a nuclear photoemulsion is measured. The deuteron-to-proton yield ratio is found to be d/p = 0.32 ± 0.05. The observed excess of evaporated protons is due to intranuclear-nucleon correlations.

  10. Application of Gegenbauer integration method to e+e- annihilation process

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    We apply the Gegenbauer expansion method to the evaluation of integrals encountered in virtual higher order QCD corrections to e+e- annihilation 3-jet cross sections. With these integrals the cross sections sigma = sigmasub(U) + sigmasub(L) and sigmasub(L) are calculated. (orig.)

  11. A study of anti np annihilations around 0.65 GeV/c

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    Anti np annihilations with >= 3 prongs with an incident antineutron momentum between 0.5 and 0.8 GeV/c are analysed. The authors present the topological branching ratios and cross sections, the resonance production rates and possible rho-ω interference effects. (Auth.)

  12. Quark flavours and the γ-ray spectrum from halo dark matter annihilations

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    An indirect signature for the presence of exotic particles in the dark halo of our galaxy is the γ-ray flux produced by their annihilations. The cold dark matter (CDM) species annihilate in qanti q and τ+τ- pairs which subsequently hadronize. Using the Lund Monte Carlo, we have systematically simulated the fragmentation of back-to-back quark and antiquark jets and analyzed the resulting π0 and γ-ray spectra for various energies and flavours. Scaling of these spectra obtains for a jet energy Mχ>10 GeV. Jets involving heavy flavours give softer spectra than light quarks. We provide analytic fits of the π0 and photon spectra which may be combined with the annihilation branching ratios of any CDM candidate model to predict the halo γ-ray signal. Provided they annihilate mostly into light quarks and τ leptons, species lighter than ≅ 50 GeV may be detected by a GRO type γ-ray telescope exposed up to a month to high galactic latitudes. We finally investigate the possibility of a clumpy halo where ≅ 1% of the mass concentrates in substructures of typical scale 108 Msun. Would a 1deg angular resolution telescope detect hot spots in the γ-ray sky at high and intermediate galactic latitudes, this would be a 'smoking gun' for the presence of clumps of exotic matter inside the halo. (orig.)

  13. Gamma-ray lines and one-loop continuum from s-channel dark matter annihilations

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    The era of indirect detection searches for dark matter has begun, with the sensitivities of gamma-ray detectors now approaching the parameter space relevant for weakly interacting massive particles. In particular, gamma ray lines would be smoking gun signatures of dark matter annihilation, although they are typically suppressed compared to the continuum. In this paper, we pay particular attention to the 1-loop continuum generated together with the gamma-ray lines and investigate under which conditions a dark matter model can naturally lead to a line signal that is relatively enhanced. We study generic classes of models in which DM is a fermion that annihilates through an s-channel mediator which is either a vector or scalar and identify the coupling and mass conditions under which large line signals occur. We focus on the ''forbidden channel mechanism'' advocated a few years ago in the ''Higgs in space'' scenario for which tree level annihilation is kinematically forbidden today. Detailed calculations of all 1-loop annihilation channels are provided. We single out very simple models with a large line over continuum ratio and present general predictions for a large range of WIMP masses that are relevant not only for Fermi and Hess II but also for the next generation of telescopes such as CTA and Gamma-400. Constraints from the relic abundance, direct detection and collider bounds are also discussed

  14. Searching for dark matter annihilation in the Smith high-velocity cloud

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    Recent observations suggest that some high-velocity clouds may be confined by massive dark matter halos. In particular, the proximity and proposed dark matter content of the Smith Cloud make it a tempting target for the indirect detection of dark matter annihilation. We argue that the Smith Cloud may be a better target than some Milky Way dwarf spheroidal satellite galaxies and use γ-ray observations from the Fermi Large Area Telescope to search for a dark matter annihilation signal. No significant γ-ray excess is found coincident with the Smith Cloud, and we set strong limits on the dark matter annihilation cross section assuming a spatially extended dark matter profile consistent with dynamical modeling of the Smith Cloud. Notably, these limits exclude the canonical thermal relic cross section (∼ 3 × 10–26 cm3 s–1) for dark matter masses ≲ 30 GeV annihilating via the b b-bar or τ+τ– channels for certain assumptions of the dark matter density profile; however, uncertainties in the dark matter content of the Smith Cloud may significantly weaken these constraints.

  15. Spectrophotometric determination of acidity constants by two-rank annihilation factor analysis

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    Annihilation of the contribution of one chemical component from the original data matrix is a general method in rank annihilation factor analysis (RAFA). However, RAFA is not applicable for studying the protonation equilibria of multiprotic acids. In this work, a two-rank annihilation factor analysis (TRAFA) method was proposed for determination of the acidity constants of diprotic acids. After recording the electronic absorbance spectra of the acids at different pH, the contributions of both H2A and A2- were annihilated from the absorbance data, which made feasible the determination of two successive acidity constants. The method was validated by analysis of simulated data and its application to the determination of the acidity constants of calmagite, as a reference compound. A close agreement was obtained between the resulted values by TRAFA and the declared values. Indeed, the method was used for determination of the acidity constants of two new chromenone derivatives in binary solvents mixtures of methanol and water. The effects of changing solvent composition on acidity constant data were explained by linear solvation free energy relationships (LSFER) utilizing solvatochromic parameters

  16. Nuclear excitation by positron annihilation with bound electrons in a screened atomic potential

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    Kaliman, Zoran E-mail: norlic@mapef.pefri.hr; Orlic, Nada

    2001-06-01

    We have calculated the total cross section for the process of nuclear excitation in positron-bound electron annihilation. The calculations presented in this work use a spherically symmetric screened atomic potential. Comparisons with more approximate treatments of the process are made. (author)

  17. The Darkest Hour Before Dawn: Contributions to Cosmic Reionisation from Dark Matter Annihilation and Decay

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    Liu, Hongwan; Zavala, Jesús

    2016-01-01

    Dark matter annihilation or decay could have a significant impact on the ionisation and thermal history of the universe. In this paper, we study the potential contribution of dark matter annihilation ($s$-wave- or $p$-wave-dominated) or decay to cosmic reionisation, via the production of electrons, positrons and photons. We map out the possible perturbations to the ionisation and thermal histories of the universe due to dark matter processes, over a broad range of velocity-averaged annihilation cross-sections/decay lifetimes and dark matter masses. We have employed recent numerical studies of the efficiency with which annihilation/decay products induce heating and ionization in the intergalactic medium, and in this work extended them down to a redshift of $1+z = 4$ for two different reionisation scenarios. We also improve on earlier studies by using the results of detailed structure formation models of dark matter haloes and subhaloes that are consistent with up-to-date $N$-body simulations, with estimates on...

  18. Annihilators for cusp forms of weight $2$ and level $4p^m$

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    Alvarez, Arturo

    2010-01-01

    We obtain operators, given essentially by formal sums of Hecke operators, that annihilate spaces of cusp forms of weight $2$ for $\\Gamma_1( p^m)\\cap \\Gamma(4)$, whose dimensions will be specified. Moreover, we obtain the principal part ($\\mathrm{mod} \\, p$), over the cusps, of certain meromorphic modular functions of level $4p^m$.

  19. Experimental results on QCD [Quantum Chromodynamics] from e+e- annihilation

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    A review is given on QCD results from studying e+e- annihilation with the PEP and PETRA storage rings with special emphasis on jet physics and the determination of the strong coupling constant α/sub s/. 92 refs., 28 figs., 3 tabs

  20. Experimental results on QCD (Quantum Chromodynamics) from e/sup +/e/sup -/ annihilation

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    de Boer, W.

    1987-09-01

    A review is given on QCD results from studying e/sup +/e/sup -/ annihilation with the PEP and PETRA storage rings with special emphasis on jet physics and the determination of the strong coupling constant ..cap alpha../sub s/. 92 refs., 28 figs., 3 tabs.

  1. Kinetics of an n-Species Aggregation Chain Model with Complete Annihilation

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    KE Jian-Hong; LIN Zhen-Quan

    2003-01-01

    The kinetic behavior of an n-species (n ≥ 3) aggregation-annihilation chain reaction model is studied. In this model, an irreversible aggregation reaction occurs between any two clusters of the same species, and an irreversible complete annihilation reaction occurs only between two species with adjacent number. Based on the rnean-field theory, we investigate the rate equations of the process with constant reaction rates to obtain the asymptotic solutions of the clustermass distributions for the system. The results show that the kinetic behavior of the system not only depends crucially on the ratio of the aggregation rate I to the annihilation rate J, but also has relation with the initial concentration of each species and the species number's odevity. We find that the cluster-mass distribution of each species obeys always a scaling law. The scaling exponents may strongly depend on the reaction rates for most cases, however, for the case in which the ratio of the aggregation rate to the annihilation rate is equal to a certain value, the scaling exponents are only dependent on the initial concentrations of the reactants.

  2. On connection between coefficient functions for deep inelastic and annihilation processes

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    It has been shown that the one-loop behaviour of the axial anomaly, occurring when the axial current is appropriately normalized, leads to the cancellation of the corrections of type CFN-Nαs, (N≥1) in the Crewther relation for the coefficient functions of deep inelastic and annihilation processes. 11 refs

  3. Molecular dynamics simulation of annihilation of 60 dislocations in Si crystals

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    Meng, Qingyuan [Department of Astronautical Science and Mechanics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin (China); Wang, Qingsheng [Department of Astronautical Science and Mechanics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin (China); Beijing Institute of Structure and Environment Engineering, Beijing (China)

    2009-02-15

    The annihilation of two 60 shuffle dislocations is studied via the molecular dynamics method. The Stillinger-Weber (SW) potential and environment-dependent interatomic potential (EDIP) are used to describe the atomic interactions. The simulation results show that the complete annihilation of the 60 dislocations takes place only when the two dislocations lie on the same slip plane. The annihilation process may occur without external shear stress when the temperature is higher than a critical value. It is found that the critical temperature increases exponentially as a function of distance between the two dislocations. Also revealed in this simulation is an incomplete annihilation occurring when the distance between the slip planes of the two dislocations is less than about 1 nm. If the distance between the two slip planes is larger than about 1 nm, the dislocations will glide on their own slip planes as if no interaction exists between them. (copyright 2009 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  4. Quark and gluon fragmentation in high energy e+e- annihilation

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    The paper on quark and gluon fragmentation in high energy e+e- annihilation is based on lectures given at the International School of High Energy Physics, Yugoslavia, 1986. Fragmentation Models, charged particle multiplicity, Bose-Einstein correlations, single particle inclusive distributions, hadrons in jets, leading particle effects, baryon production, comparison of quark and gluon jets, and the string effect, are all discussed. (UK)

  5. Pair production of charginos in 3+e- annihilation at high energies

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    In this paper, the cross-sections for pair production of charginos in e+e- annihilation are calculated. At √ S = 150 GeV charginos with a mass smaller than Mz/2 could clearly be seen at e+e- → bar x+, bar x-, through the exchange of the scalar neutrino or a Z0

  6. Code making of automatic measurement for coal ash content using annihilation radiation

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    In order to realize automatic measurement the Multichannel Computer Analyzer codes were made. This work directly supported the job of determination of ash content of coal using annihilation radiation. The code could not be copied by others and could kill virus by itself. It could be widely used in works of using Multichannel computer Analyzer

  7. Application of the annihilation and creation operators in magnetic resonance problems

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    Application of the annihilation and creation operators in the following problems is presented: in the resonance of the free spins in rotating and oscillating magnetic field, in the influence of the nonresonance magnetic fields on magnetic resonance, in the thermodynamics of the spins with dipolar interaction and in the nuclear magnetic relaxation. (author)

  8. One-loop corrections to axino production in e+ e- annihilation

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    We calculate the one-loop corrections to the production of axino in e+ e- annihilation. We find that the corrections are rather large, which can reach about -64,37%. In this process it has turned out that these corrections are important. (author)

  9. One-loop corrections to axion production in e+e- annihilation

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    We calculate the one-loop corrections to the production of axion in e+ e- annihilation. We find that the corrections are rather large, which can reach about - 50%. In this process it has turned out that these corrections are important. (author)

  10. Dark matter annihilations into two light fermions and one gauge boson. General analysis and antiproton constraints

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    Garny, Mathias [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Ibarra, Alejandro; Vogl, Stefan [Technische Univ. Muenchen, Garching (Germany). Physik-Department

    2011-12-15

    We study in this paper the scenario where the dark matter is constituted by Majo- rana particles which couple to a light Standard Model fermion and an extra scalar via a Yukawa coupling. In this scenario, the annihilation rate into the light fermions with the mediation of the scalar particle is strongly suppressed by the mass of the fermion. Nevertheless, the helicity suppression is lifted by the associated emission of a gauge boson, yielding annihilation rates which could be large enough to allow the indirect detection of the dark matter particles. We perform a general analysis of this scenario, calculating the annihilation cross section of the processes {chi}{chi} {yields} f anti fV when the dark matter particle is a SU(2){sub L} singlet or doublet, f is a lepton or a quark, and V is a photon, a weak gauge boson or a gluon. We point out that the annihilation rate is particularly enhanced when the dark matter particle is degenerate in mass to the intermediate scalar particle, which is a scenario barely constrained by collider searches of exotic charged or colored particles. Lastly, we derive upper limits on the relevant cross sections from the non-observation of an excess in the cosmic antiproton-to-proton ratio measured by PAMELA. (orig.)

  11. Searching for Dark Matter Annihilation in the Smith High-Velocity Cloud

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    Drlica-Wagner, Alex; Gomez-Vargas, German A.; Hewitt, John W.; Linden, Tim; Tibaldo, Luigi

    2014-01-01

    Recent observations suggest that some high-velocity clouds may be confined by massive dark matter halos. In particular, the proximity and proposed dark matter content of the Smith Cloud make it a tempting target for the indirect detection of dark matter annihilation. We argue that the Smith Cloud may be a better target than some Milky Way dwarf spheroidal satellite galaxies and use gamma-ray observations from the Fermi Large Area Telescope to search for a dark matter annihilation signal. No significant gamma-ray excess is found coincident with the Smith Cloud, and we set strong limits on the dark matter annihilation cross section assuming a spatially extended dark matter profile consistent with dynamical modeling of the Smith Cloud. Notably, these limits exclude the canonical thermal relic cross section (approximately 3 x 10 (sup -26) cubic centimeters per second) for dark matter masses less than or approximately 30 gigaelectronvolts annihilating via the B/B- bar oscillation or tau/antitau channels for certain assumptions of the dark matter density profile; however, uncertainties in the dark matter content of the Smith Cloud may significantly weaken these constraints.

  12. Radio emission from dark matter annihilation in the Large Magellanic Cloud

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    Full text: The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is the biggest satellite galaxy of our Milky Way and has been extensively observed in all frequency bands. Being at only 50 kpc away from and known to be dark matter dominated, the LMC is clearly a very interesting place where to search for dark matter annihilation signals. In this work, we estimate the synchrotron emission due to weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) annihilation in the halo of the Large Magellanic Cloud at two radio frequencies: 1.4 GHz and 4.8 GHz. By comparison of the results with the observed emission, we are able to impose constraints in the WIMP mass versus annihilation cross-section plane. We use available Faraday rotation data from point sources behind the LMC to estimate the magnitude of the magnetic field in different regions of the LMC's disc, where we calculate the radio signal due to dark matter annihilation. We also account for the electron and positron energy losses due to synchrotron, inverse Compton scattering and Bremsstrahlung radiation, using the observed hydrogen and dust temperature distribution on the Large Magellanic Cloud to estimate their efficiency. The extensive use of observations, allied with conservative choices adopted in all the steps of the calculation, allows us to obtain very realistic constraints. (author)

  13. The Sensitivity of HAWC to High-Mass Dark Matter Annihilations

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    Abeysekara, A U; Alvarez, C; Álvarez, J D; Arceo, R; Arteaga-Velázquez, J C; Solares, H A Ayala; Barber, A S; Baughman, B M; Bautista-Elivar, N; Gonzalez, J Becerra; Belmont, E; BenZvi, S Y; Berley, D; Rosales, M Bonilla; Braun, J; Caballero-Lopez, R A; Caballero-Mora, K S; Carramiñana, A; Castillo, M; Cotti, U; Cotzomi, J; de la Fuente, E; De León, C; DeYoung, T; Hernandez, R Diaz; Diaz-Cruz, L; D\\'\\iaz-Vélez, J C; Dingus, B L; DuVernois, M A; Ellsworth, R W; E., S F; Fiorino, D W; Fraija, N; Galindo, A; Garfias, F; González, M M; Goodman, J A; Grabski, V; Gussert, M; Hampel-Arias, Z; Harding, J P; Hui, C M; Hüntemeyer, P; Imran, A; Iriarte, A; Karn, P; Kieda, D; Kunde, G J; Lara, A; Lauer, R J; Lee, W H; Lennarz, D; Vargas, H León; Linares, E C; Linnemann, J T; Longo, M; Luna-Garcia, R; Marinelli, A; Martinez, H; Martinez, O; Mart\\'\\inez-Castro, J; Matthews, J A J; McEnery, J; Torres, E Mendoza; Miranda-Romagnoli, P; Moreno, E; Mostafá, M; Nellen, L; Newbold, M; Noriega-Papaqui, R; Oceguera-Becerra, T; Patricelli, B; Pelayo, R; Pérez-Pérez, E G; Pretz, J; Rivière, C; Rosa-González, D; Ryan, J; Salazar, H; Salesa, F; Sandoval, A; Schneider, M; Silich, S; Sinnis, G; Smith, A J; Woodle, K Sparks; Springer, R W; Taboada, I; Toale, P A; Tollefson, K; Torres, I; Ukwatta, T N; Villaseñor, L; Weisgarber, T; Westerhoff, S; Wisher, I G; Wood, J; Yodh, G B; Younk, P W; Zaborov, D; Zepeda, A; Zhou, H; Abazajian, K N

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    The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) observatory is a wide field-of-view detector sensitive to gamma rays of 100 GeV to a few hundred TeV. Located in central Mexico at 19 degrees North latitude and 4100 m above sea level, HAWC will observe gamma rays and cosmic rays with an array of water Cherenkov detectors. The full HAWC array is scheduled to be operational in Summer 2014. In this paper, we study the HAWC sensitivity to the gamma-ray signatures of high-mass (multi-TeV) dark matter annihilation. The HAWC observatory will be sensitive to diverse searches for dark matter annihilation, including annihilation from extended dark matter sources, the diffuse gamma-ray emission from dark matter annihilation, and gamma-ray emission from non-luminous dark matter subhalos. Here we consider the HAWC sensitivity to a subset of these sources, including dwarf galaxies, the M31 galaxy, the Virgo cluster, and the Galactic center. We simulate the HAWC response to gamma rays from these sources in several well-motivated dar...

  14. Particle creation and annihilation at interior boundaries: One-dimensional models

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    Keppeler, Stefan

    2015-01-01

    We describe creation and annihilation of particles at external sources in one spatial dimension in terms of interior-boundary conditions (IBCs). We derive explicit solutions for spectra, (generalised) eigenfunctions, as well as Green functions, spectral determinants, and integrated spectral densities. Moreover, we introduce a quantum graph version of IBC-Hamiltonians.

  15. Particle creation and annihilation at interior boundaries: one-dimensional models

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    Keppeler, Stefan; Sieber, Martin

    2016-03-01

    We describe creation and annihilation of particles at external sources in one spatial dimension in terms of interior-boundary conditions (IBCs). We derive explicit solutions for spectra, (generalised) eigenfunctions, as well as Green functions, spectral determinants, and integrated spectral densities. Moreover, we introduce a quantum graph version of IBC-Hamiltonians.

  16. Modelling the flux distribution function of the extragalactic gamma-ray background from dark matter annihilation

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    Feyereisen, Michael R.; Ando, Shin'ichiro; Lee, Samuel K.

    2015-09-01

    The one-point function (i.e., the isotropic flux distribution) is a complementary method to (anisotropic) two-point correlations in searches for a gamma-ray dark matter annihilation signature. Using analytical models of structure formation and dark matter halo properties, we compute the gamma-ray flux distribution due to annihilations in extragalactic dark matter halos, as it would be observed by the Fermi Large Area Telescope. Combining the central limit theorem and Monte Carlo sampling, we show that the flux distribution takes the form of a narrow Gaussian of `diffuse' light, with an `unresolved point source' power-law tail as a result of bright halos. We argue that this background due to dark matter constitutes an irreducible and significant background component for point-source annihilation searches with galaxy clusters and dwarf spheroidal galaxies, modifying the predicted signal-to-noise ratio. A study of astrophysical backgrounds to this signal reveals that the shape of the total gamma-ray flux distribution is very sensitive to the contribution of a dark matter component, allowing us to forecast promising one-point upper limits on the annihilation cross-section. We show that by using the flux distribution at only one energy bin, one can probe the canonical cross-section required for explaining the relic density, for dark matter of masses around tens of GeV.

  17. A Study On Positron - Electron Annihilation In Multi-Wall Carbon Nabitan

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    Positron annihilation in multi-wall carbon nanotube is studied using positron lifetime measurements and positron diffusion theory in nano material. Experimental measurements of positron lifetime were performed on multi-wall carbon nanotube samples having various average radiuses. A closed correlation between positron lifetime on tube surface and tube radius was found, which indicates that positron lifetime measurement could become a useful means for investigating average diameter of multi-wall carbon nanotubes. Furthermore, in this work the positron diffusion theory in nano material modifying from positron diffusion model in nanofilament was used for studying effects of rate of positron runaway k from a nanotube to positron annihilation characteristics. Result shows a strong influence of nanotube radius to the rate of positron runaway and positron lifetime. Beside, value of shape coefficient α for positron diffusion in multi-wall carbon nanotubes also was calculated from experimental data. A quite good agreement between experimental and calculated values of positron annihilation probability on tube surface was result of using average shape coefficient α. Results of study demonstrate that modified positron diffusion model in nanofilament can well apply for researching positron annihilation in multi-wall carbon nanotubes. (author)

  18. Multiple hadron production in e+e- annihilation induced by heavy primary quarks. New analysis

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    Kisselev, A. V.; Petrov, V.A.

    2008-01-01

    In this paper we present an analysis of the multiple hadron production induced by primary heavy quarks in e+e- annihilation with the account of most complete and corrected experimental data. In the framework of perturbative QCD, new theoretical bounds on the asymptotically constant differences of the multiplicities in processes with light and heavy quarks are given.

  19. Semi-empirical formula for large pore-size estimation from o-Ps annihilation lifetime

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    The o-Ps annihilation rate in large pore was investigated by the semi-classical approach. The semi-empirical formula that simply correlates between the pore size and the o-Ps lifetime was proposed. The calculated results agree well with experiment in the range from some angstroms to several ten nanometers size of pore. (author)

  20. QCD threshold corrections to Higgs decay and to hadroproduction in l+l- annihilation

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    We present threshold enhanced QCD corrections to the bottom quark energy distribution in Higgs boson decay and to hadroproduction in l+l- annihilation beyond leading order in the strong coupling constant. This is achieved using the resumed decay distribution obtained using renormalisation group invariance and the mass factorisation theorem that they satisfy and Sudakov resummation of soft gluons. (Orig.)

  1. Direct Detection Phenomenology in Models Where the Products of Dark Matter Annihilation Interact with Nuclei.

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    Cherry, John F; Frandsen, Mads T; Shoemaker, Ian M

    2015-06-12

    We investigate the direct detection phenomenology of a class of dark matter (DM) models in which DM does not directly interact with nuclei, but rather, the products of its annihilation do. When these annihilation products are very light compared to the DM mass, the scattering in direct detection experiments is controlled by relativistic kinematics. This results in a distinctive recoil spectrum, a nonstandard and/or even absent annual modulation, and the ability to probe DM masses as low as a ∼10  MeV. We use current LUX data to show that experimental sensitivity to thermal relic annihilation cross sections has already been reached in a class of models. Moreover, the compatibility of dark matter direct detection experiments can be compared directly in Emin space without making assumptions about DM astrophysics, mass, or scattering form factors. Lastly, when DM has direct couplings to nuclei, the limit from annihilation to relativistic particles in the Sun can be stronger than that of conventional nonrelativistic direct detection by more than 3 orders of magnitude for masses in a 2-7 GeV window. PMID:26196791

  2. First search for dark matter annihilations in the Earth with the IceCube Detector

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    2016-01-01

    We present the results of the first IceCube search for dark matter annihilation in the center of the Earth. Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), candidates for dark matter, can scatter off nuclei inside the Earth and fall below its escape velocity. Over time the captured WIMPs will be accumulated and may eventually self-annihilate. Among the annihilation products only neutrinos can escape from the center of the Earth. Large-scale neutrino telescopes, such as the cubic kilometer IceCube Neutrino Observatory located at the South Pole, can be used to search for such neutrino fluxes. Data from 327 days of detector livetime during 2011/ 2012 were analyzed. No excess beyond the expected background from atmospheric neutrinos was detected. The derived upper limits on the annihilation rate of WIMPs in the Earth and the resulting muon flux are an order of magnitude stronger than the limits of the last analysis performed with data from IceCube's predecessor AMANDA. The limits can be translated in terms of a spi...

  3. On the detectability of Galactic dark matter annihilation into monochromatic gamma-rays

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    唐志成; 袁强; 毕效军; 陈国明

    2011-01-01

    Monochromatic y-rays are thought to be the smoking gun signal for identifying dark matter annihilation. However, the flux of monochromatic y-rays is usually suppressed by virtual quantum effects since dark matter should be neutral and does not couple with

  4. Contribution for study on positron annihilation in tris (dipivaloilmethanates) lanthanides (III)

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    Some data on life time of positron and annihilation by Doppler effect in tris (dipivaloilmethanates) lanthanides (III), Ln (dpm)3, and Ln = Eu, Gd, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm and Yb are shown. Some results from positronium (Ps) in complexes except Eu (dpm)3, chemical aspects and properties of positron and positronium are evaluated. (M.J.C.)

  5. Prospects of antideuteron detection from dark matter annihilations or decays at AMS-02 and GAPS

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    The search for cosmic antideuterons has been proposed as a promising method to indirectly detect dark matter, due to the very small background flux from spallations expected at the energies relevant to experiments. The antideuteron flux from dark matter annihilations or decays is, however, severely constrained by the non-observation of an excess in the antiproton-to-proton fraction measured by PAMELA. In this paper we calculate, for representative dark matter annihilation and decay channels, upper limits on the number of antideuteron events at AMS-02 and GAPS from requiring that the associated antiproton flux is in agreement with the PAMELA data. To this end, we first analyze in detail the formation of antideuterons in the coalescence model using an event-by-event Monte Carlo simulation and using data from various high energy experiments. We find that the resulting coalescence momentum shows a dependence on the underlying process and on the center of mass energy involved. Then, we calculate, using a diffusion model, the flux of antideuterons at the Earth from dark matter annihilations or decays. Our results indicate that, despite the various sources of uncertainty, the observation of an antideuteron flux at AMS-02 or GAPS from dark matter annihilations or decays will be challenging

  6. Dark matter annihilations into two light fermions and one gauge boson: general analysis and antiproton constraints

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    We study in this paper the scenario where the dark matter is constituted by Majorana particles which couple to a light Standard Model fermion and an extra scalar via a Yukawa coupling. In this scenario, the annihilation rate into the light fermions with the mediation of the scalar particle is strongly suppressed by the mass of the fermion. Nevertheless, the helicity suppression is lifted by the associated emission of a gauge boson, yielding annihilation rates which could be large enough to allow the indirect detection of the dark matter particles. We perform a general analysis of this scenario, calculating the annihilation cross section of the processes χχ→f f-bar V when the dark matter particle is a SU(2)L singlet or doublet, f is a lepton or a quark, and V is a photon, a weak gauge boson or a gluon. We point out that the annihilation rate is particularly enhanced when the dark matter particle is degenerate in mass to the intermediate scalar particle, which is a scenario barely constrained by collider searches of exotic charged or colored particles. Lastly, we derive upper limits on the relevant cross sections from the non-observation of an excess in the cosmic antiproton-to-proton ratio measured by PAMELA

  7. Positron annihilation study on Y-Ba-Cu-O high Tc superconductors

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    First positron annihilation measurements are reported on high Tc superconductor YBa2Cu3O7-x. The lifetime and Doppler broadening spectra show a slight but significant change about 240K suggesting a deviation from the normal structure far above 90K where the resistance falls to zero. (author)

  8. Experimental test of Bell's inequalities using angular correlation of compton-scattered annihilation photons

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    The Bell's inequality has been experimentally tested using angular correlation of Compton-scattered photons from annihilation of positrons emitted from 22Na source. The result shows a better agreement with the quantum mechanics predictions rather than with the Bell's inequality

  9. Multi-messenger constraints and pressure from dark matter annihilation into e--e+ pairs

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    Despite striking evidence for the existence of dark matter from astrophysical observations, dark matter has still escaped any direct or indirect detection until today. Therefore a proof for its existence and the revelation of its nature belongs to one of the most intriguing challenges of nowadays cosmology and particle physics. The present work tries to investigate the nature of dark matter through indirect signatures from dark matter annihilation into electron-positron pairs in two different ways, pressure from dark matter annihilation and multi-messenger constraints on the dark matter annihilation cross-section. We focus on dark matter annihilation into electron-positron pairs and adopt a model-independent approach, where all the electrons and positrons are injected with the same initial energy E0∝mdmc2. The propagation of these particles is determined by solving the diffusion-loss equation, considering inverse Compton scattering, synchrotron radiation, Coulomb collisions, bremsstrahlung, and ionization. The first part of this work, focusing on pressure from dark matter annihilation, demonstrates that dark matter annihilation into electron-positron pairs may affect the observed rotation curve by a significant amount. The injection rate of this calculation is constrained by INTEGRAL, Fermi, and H.E.S.S. data. The pressure of the relativistic electron-positron gas is computed from the energy spectrum predicted by the diffusion-loss equation. For values of the gas density and magnetic field that are representative of the Milky Way, it is estimated that the pressure gradients are strong enough to balance gravity in the central parts if E00. By comparing the predicted rotation curves with observations of dwarf and low surface brightness galaxies, we show that the pressure from dark matter annihilation may improve the agreement between theory and observations in some cases, but it also imposes severe constraints on the model parameters (most notably, the inner slope

  10. Neutrinos from WIMP annihilations obtained using a full three-flavor Monte Carlo approach

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    Weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) are one of the main candidates for making up the dark matter in the Universe. If these particles make up the dark matter, then they can be captured by the Sun or the Earth, sink to the respective cores, annihilate, and produce neutrinos. Thus, these neutrinos can be a striking dark matter signature at neutrino telescopes looking towards the Sun and/or the Earth. Here, we improve previous analyses on computing the neutrino yields from WIMP annihilations in several respects. We include neutrino oscillations in a full three-flavor framework as well as all effects from neutrino interactions on the way through the Sun (absorption, energy loss, and regeneration from tau decays). In addition, we study the effects of non-zero values of the mixing angle θ13 as well as the normal and inverted neutrino mass hierarchies. Our study is performed in an event-based setting which makes these results very useful both for theoretical analyses and for building a neutrino telescope Monte Carlo code. All our results for the neutrino yields, as well as our Monte Carlo code, are publicly available. We find that the yield of muon-type neutrinos from WIMP annihilations in the Sun is enhanced or suppressed, depending on the dominant WIMP annihilation channel. This effect is due to an effective flavor mixing caused by neutrino oscillations. For WIMP annihilations inside the Earth, the distance from source to detector is too small to allow for any significant amount of oscillations at the neutrino energies relevant for neutrino telescopes

  11. Gamma-ray spectra of hexane (C6H14) in positron–electron annihilation process

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    Theoretical gamma-ray spectra of molecule hexane have been calculated and compared with the experimental results in both gas (Iwata et al., 1997a) and liquid (Kerr et al., 1965) phases. The present study reveals that in gas phase not all valence electrons of hexane contribute the same degree in the electron–positron annihilation of hexane. The electrons which dominate the positron–electron annihilation of molecules are called positrophilic electrons. The positrophilic electrons are predominately found to involve the electrons on the lowest occupied valence orbital (LOVO) of a free molecule in gas phase. When hexane is confined in liquid phase, however, the intermolecular interactions ultimately eliminate the free molecular orientation and selectivity for the positrophilic electrons in the gas phase. As a result, the gamma-ray spectra of hexane become an “averaged” contribution from all valence electrons, which is again in agreement with liquid phase measurement. The roles of valence electrons in annihilation process for gas and liquid phases of hexane have been recognized for the first time in the present study. - Highlights: • The role of the positrophilic electrons in annihilation process of hexane has been evidenced by excellent agreement with gas phase experiment. • The study suggested that the electrons in the inner most valence orbital—the lowest occupied valence orbital (LOVO)—dominate the positron–electron annihilation of gamma-ray spectra in molecules. • The study suggests that intermolecular interactions of liquid hexane may contribute to eliminate certain individuality of electrons in free molecules to averaged electron behaviors in liquid

  12. A spectrometer for the measurement of the Doppler broadening of the annihilation line with efficient reduction of background

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    Following Lynn and the suggestion made by MacKenzie we describe a Doppler broadening (DB) spectrometer with efficient reduction of the background (BG). The simple experimental set-up achieved a peak to the BG ratio for the annihilation line of the order 1000:1. In this work, attention is given to the problem of the BG correction under the annihilation line, which has not been described in the literature. Measurements of Doppler profile of the annihilation line in Ni, Cu and a single crystal of Si are presented as an illustration of the advantage of the applications of the suggested BG reduction and correction technique. (orig.)

  13. A search for neutrino signal from dark matter annihilation in the center of the Milky Way with Baikal NT200

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    Avrorin, A D; Aynutdinov, V M; Bannasch, R; Belolaptikov, I A; Bogorodsky, D Yu; Brudanin, V B; Budnev, N M; Danilchenko, I A; Demidov, S V; Domogatsky, G V; Doroshenko, A A; Dyachok, A N; Dzhilkibaev, Zh -A M; Fialkovsky, S V; Gafarov, A R; Gaponenko, O N; Golubkov, K V; Gress, T I; Honz, Z; Kebkal, K G; Kebkal, O G; Konischev, K V; Korobchenko, A V; Koshechkin, A P; Koshel, F K; Kozhin, A V; Kulepov, V F; Kuleshov, D A; Ljashuk, V I; Milenin, M B; Mirgazov, R A; Osipova, E R; Panfilov, A I; Pan'kov, L V; Pliskovsky, E N; Rozanov, M I; Rjabov, E V; Shaybonov, B A; Sheifler, A A; Shelepov, M D; Shkurihin, A V; Smagina, A A; Suvorova, O V; Tabolenko, V A; Tarashansky, B A; Yakovlev, S A; Zagorodnikov, A V; Zhukov, V A; Zurbanov, V L

    2015-01-01

    We reanalyze dataset collected during 1998-2003 years by the low energy threshold (10 GeV) neutrino telescope NT200 in the lake Baikal in searches for neutrino signal from dark matter annihilations near the center of the Milky Way. Two different approaches are used in the present analysis: counting events in the cones around the direction towards the Galactic Center and the maximum likelihood method. We assume that the dark matter particles annihilate dominantly over one of the annihilation channels $b\\bar{b}$, $W^+W^-$, $\\tau^+\\tau^-$, $\\mu^+\\mu^-$ or $\

  14. A search for neutrino signal from dark matter annihilation in the center of the Milky Way with Baikal NT200

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    Avrorin, A. D.; Avrorin, A. V.; Aynutdinov, V. M.; Bannasch, R.; Belolaptikov, I. A.; Bogorodsky, D. Yu.; Brudanin, V. B.; Budnev, N. M.; Danilchenko, I. A.; Demidov, S. V.; Domogatsky, G. V.; Doroshenko, A. A.; Dyachok, A. N.; Dzhilkibaev, Zh.-A. M.; Fialkovsky, S. V.; Gafarov, A. R.; Gaponenko, O. N.; Golubkov, K. V.; Gress, T. I.; Honz, Z.; Kebkal, K. G.; Kebkal, O. G.; Konischev, K. V.; Korobchenko, A. V.; Koshechkin, A. P.; Koshel, F. K.; Kozhin, A. V.; Kulepov, V. F.; Kuleshov, D. A.; Ljashuk, V. I.; Milenin, M. B.; Mirgazov, R. A.; Osipova, E. R.; Panfilov, A. I.; Pan'kov, L. V.; Pliskovsky, E. N.; Rozanov, M. I.; Rjabov, E. V.; Shaybonov, B. A.; Sheifler, A. A.; Shelepov, M. D.; Skurihin, A. V.; Smagina, A. A.; Suvorova, O. V.; Tabolenko, V. A.; Tarashansky, B. A.; Yakovlev, S. A.; Zagorodnikov, A. V.; Zhukov, V. A.; Zurbanov, V. L.

    2016-08-01

    We reanalyze the dataset collected during the years 1998-2003 by the deep underwater neutrino telescope NT200 in the lake Baikal with the low energy threshold (10 GeV) in searches for neutrino signal from dark matter annihilations near the center of the Milky Way. Two different approaches are used in the present analysis: counting events in the cones around the direction towards the Galactic Center and the maximum likelihood method. We assume that the dark matter particles annihilate dominantly over one of the annihilation channels bbbar , W+W- , τ+τ- , μ+μ- or ννbar . No significant excess of events towards the Galactic Center over expected neutrino background of atmospheric origin is found and we derive 90% CL upper limits on the annihilation cross section of dark matter.

  15. Branching ratios and correlations in antiproton-proton annihilations at 1.6GeV/c

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    The preliminary results on branching ratios and correlations, obtained from the antiproton-proton annihilation experiment in Gargamelle at 1.6GeV/c, are compared with the predictions of two statistical models and of a thermodynamical model

  16. Digitized detection of gamma-ray signals concentrated in narrow time windows for transient positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy

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    A pulsed slow-positron beam generated by an electron linear accelerator was directly used for positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy without any positron storage devices. A waveform digitizer was introduced to simultaneously capture multiple gamma-ray signals originating from positron annihilation events during a single accelerator pulse. The positron pulse was chopped and bunched with the chopper signals also sent to the waveform digitizer. Time differences between the annihilation gamma-ray and chopper peaks were calculated and accumulated as lifetime spectra in a computer. The developed technique indicated that positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy can be performed in a 20 μs time window at a pulse repetition rate synchronous with the linear accelerator. Lifetime spectra of a Kapton sheet and a thermally grown SiO2 layer on Si were successfully measured. Synchronization of positron lifetime measurements with pulsed ion irradiation was demonstrated by this technique

  17. Investigation of the crystal lattice defects by means of the positrons annihilations; Badania defektow sieci krystalicznej metoda anihilacji pozytonow

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    Dryzek, J. [Institute of Nuclear Physics, Cracow (Poland)

    1994-12-31

    In this report the positrons annihilation methods as a tool for the crystal defects studies is presented. The short description of the positron - crystal interactions and different positron capture models are discussed. 192 refs, 67 figs, 6 tabs.

  18. Cross sections for five jet production above the W+W- threshold in e+e- annihilation

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    We describe the calculation of five jet production from the W+W- intermediate state in e+e- annihilation in lowest order quantum chromodynamics. Some results for integrated Cross-sections are presented. (author)

  19. General Relativistic Ray-Tracing Method for Estimating the Energy and Momentum Deposition by Neutrino Pair Annihilation in Collapsars

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    Harikae, Seiji; Takiwaki, Tomoya; Sekiguchi, Yu-ichiro

    2010-01-01

    Bearing in mind the application to the collapsar models of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), we develop a numerical scheme and code for estimating the deposition of energy and momentum due to the neutrino pair annihilation ($\

  20. Design and realization of on-line selection device of annihilations for PP experiment at 100GeV

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    This work relates the conception and then realisation of an on-line annihilation trigger for an antiprotons-protons experiment at 100 GeV. We specify the conditions of running for the European Hybrid Spectrometer (C.E.R.N.) to eliminate on-line with a good efficiency the non-annihilation interactions. We study the use on-line of a Cerenkov multicellular detector (to detect the antiprotons), a hadronic iron-scintillator calorimeter (to detect the antineutrons and neutrons) in association with two multicellular hodoscopes to select the non-annihilation events and to preserve the annihilations. A suggestion for improvement is to include this trigger in new experiments for charm and beauty search

  1. Synchrotron Emission from Dark Matter Annihilation: Predictions for Constraints from Non-detections of Galaxy Clusters with New Radio Surveys

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    Storm, Emma; Splettstoesser, Megan; Profumo, Stefano

    2016-01-01

    The annihilation of dark matter particles is expected to yield a broad radiation spectrum via the production of Standard Model particles in astrophysical environments. In particular, electrons and positrons from dark matter annihilation produce synchrotron radiation in the presence of magnetic fields. Galaxy clusters are the most massive collapsed structures in the universe, and are known to host microGauss-scale magnetic fields. They are therefore ideal targets to search for, or to constrain the synchrotron signal from dark matter annihilation. In this work we use the expected sensitivities of several planned surveys from the next generation of radio telescopes to predict the constraints on dark matter annihilation models which will be achieved in the case of non-detections of diffuse radio emission from galaxy clusters. Specifically, we consider the Tier 1 and 2 surveys planned for the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) at 120 MHz, the EMU survey planned for the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP)...

  2. Gamma-ray Background Spectrum and Annihilation Rate in the Baryon-symmetric Big-bang Cosmology

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    Puget, J. L.

    1973-01-01

    An attempt was made to acquire experimental information on the problem of baryon symmetry on a large cosmological scale by observing the annihilation products. Data cover absorption cross sections and background radiation due to other sources for the two main products of annihilation, gamma rays and neutrinos. Test results show that the best direct experimental test for the presence of large scale antimatter lies in the gamma ray background spectrum between 1 and 70 MeV.

  3. Synchrotron Emission from Dark Matter Annihilation: Predictions for Constraints from Non-detections of Galaxy Clusters with New Radio Surveys

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    Storm, Emma; Jeltema, Tesla E.; Splettstoesser, Megan; Profumo, Stefano

    2016-01-01

    The annihilation of dark matter particles is expected to yield a broad radiation spectrum via the production of Standard Model particles in astrophysical environments. In particular, electrons and positrons from dark matter annihilation produce synchrotron radiation in the presence of magnetic fields. Galaxy clusters are the most massive collapsed structures in the universe, and are known to host microGauss-scale magnetic fields. They are therefore ideal targets to search for, or to constrain...

  4. Observation of triple-photon decay in positron-electron pair annihilation: a triple coincidence setup for the undergraduate laboratory

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    Elbasher, M. E. A.; Erasmus, W.; Khaleel, E. A. M.; Ndayishimye, J.; Papka, P.

    2011-01-01

    The positron-electron pair annihilation in two photons is known for its numerous applications using PET scanners. The decay of Positronium (Ps) from a standard sealed source in more than two photons is less likely but can be observed with a relatively simple setup. The main goal of this experiment was to verify momentum and total angular momentum conservation principles at subatomic level through the Ps annihilation. The two spin configurations of Ps are produced with a beta+ source. The deca...

  5. The effect of detector parameters in positron annihilation coincidence Doppler broadening (CDB) studies : a Monte Carlo simulation study

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    The coincidence Doppler broadening (CDB) technique in positron annihilation studies is used to study the momentum distribution of the electrons with which the positrons are annihilating. The relative momentum distribution curves of different samples become reliable under stringent stability conditions of the acquisition system. The CDB spectra were simulated by Monte Carlo method to study the effect of various instrumental parameters on the information extracted from CDB spectra. (author)

  6. Charged Particles Multiplicity and Scaling Violation of Fragmentation Functions in Electron-Positron Annihilation

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    Ghaffary, Tooraj

    2016-01-01

    In electron positron annihilation, changing quarks into the final hadron states is being described by fragmentation function. Based on the scaling hypothesis, this function will be independent from the center of mass energy. Gluon radiation violates the scaling feature. Transverse momentum distribution plays an important role in scaling violation of fragmentation functions. In this article, by the use of data resulted from the annihilation process of electron positron in AMY detector at 60 GeV center of mass energy, first, charged particles multiplicity distribution will be obtained and it will be fitted with the KNO scaling. Furthermore, momentum spectra of charged particles and momentum distribution respect to the jet axis will be obtained. Then, the results will be compared regarding the different models of QCD; as well, the distribution of fragmentation functions and scaling violations will be studied. It is being expected that the scaling violations of the fragmentation functions of gluon jet are stronge...

  7. Antiproton-proton Annihilation Into Two Mesons: The Role Of Relativistic Distortion

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    El-Bennich, B O

    2004-01-01

    The more than a decade old data on differential cross sections and analyzing powers in antiproton-proton annihilation into two pions (or two kaons), measured at the Low Energy Antiproton Ring (LEAR) of CERN, have stimulated several theoretical investigations. A characteristic feature of the data are the large variations of the scattering observables as a function of the scattering angle and of the laboratory energy already below 100 MeV. Amplitude analyzes reproduce the data with few partial waves (J ≤ 4) and one concludes that the annihilation process is very short- ranged and of the order of the nucleon size. Nonetheless, early models, using either baryonic or quark degrees of freedom, give rise to an even shorter antibaryon-baryon interaction failing to produce substantial higher (J ≥ 2) partial wave amplitudes and consequently to adequately describe the LEAR data. In this thesis, we systematically consider improvements within the framework of quark-line diagrams. We first derive various quar...

  8. Finite-temperature modification of heavy particle decay and dark matter annihilation

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    Beneke, Martin; Hryczuk, Andrzej

    2016-01-01

    We apply the operator product expansion (OPE) technique to the decay and annihilation of heavy particles in a thermal medium with temperature below the heavy particle mass, m_chi. This allows us to explain two interesting observations made before: a) that the leading thermal correction to the decay width of a charged particle is the same multiplicative factor of the zero-temperature width for a two-body decay and muon decay, and b) that the leading thermal correction to fermionic dark matter annihilation arises only at order T^4/m_chi^4. The OPE further considerably simplifies the computation and factorizes it into model-independent matrix elements in the thermal background, and short-distance coefficients to be computed in zero-temperature field theory.

  9. Gamma ray signals of the annihilation of Higgs-portal singlet dark matter

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    Sage, Frederick S

    2016-01-01

    This article is an exploration of gamma ray signals of annihilating Higgs-portal singlet scalar and vector dark matter. Gamma ray signals are considered in the context of contributions from annihilations of singlets in the galactic halo to the Isotropic Gamma Ray Background (IGRB), in the context of the Galactic center excess, and in the context of observations of dwarf spheroidal galaxies. We find that Higgs-portal singlets of both species with a mass of $~$65 GeV can explain the Galactic center excess with reasonable accuracy, but that this mass range is in tension with current direct detection bounds. We also find that singlets in the mass range of 250-1000 GeV are consistent with both the Fermi-LAT IGRB observations and direct detection bounds. Additionally, bounds from gamma ray observations of the dwarf spheroidal galaxy Segue I are translated into bounds on the Higgs-portal couplings.

  10. The physical ageing mechanism in glassy polycarbonate studied by positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy

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    Positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy (PALS) is used to compare the free volume behaviour in as-extruded and aged polycarbonate. The lifetime and intensity of the orthoPositronium pickoff annihilation component are interpreted to represent mean free volume cavity size and free volume concentration, respectively. The PALS results indicate a lower mean free volume cavity size and quasi-equilibrium free volume concentration in the aged material than in the as-extruded polycarbonate. The physical ageing mechanism is discussed in terms of PALS studies and related studies of physical ageing by other researchers investigating secondary relaxations, local ordering phenomena and partial de-ageing phenomena in glassy polymers. A phenomenological description of the mechanism for physical ageing is developed based on the PALS results and literature survey. 74 refs., 2 tabs., 4 figs

  11. High Energy Electron Signals from Dark Matter Annihilation in the Sun

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    Schuster, Philip; /SLAC; Toro, Natalia; /Stanford U., ITP; Weiner, Neal; Yavin, Itay; /New York U., CCPP

    2012-04-09

    In this paper we discuss two mechanisms by which high energy electrons resulting from dark matter annihilations in or near the Sun can arrive at the Earth. Specifically, electrons can escape the sun if DM annihilates into long-lived states, or if dark matter scatters inelastically, which would leave a halo of dark matter outside of the sun. Such a localized source of electrons may affect the spectra observed by experiments with narrower fields of view oriented towards the sun, such as ATIC, differently from those with larger fields of view such as Fermi. We suggest a simple test of these possibilities with existing Fermi data that is more sensitive than limits from final state radiation. If observed, such a signal will constitute an unequivocal signature of dark matter.

  12. Nanoscopic properties of silica filled polydimethylsiloxane by means of positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy

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    Wiinberg, P.; Eldrup, Morten Mostgaard; Maurer, F.H.J.

    2004-01-01

    Positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy (PALS) was performed on a series of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)/fumed silicon dioxide (SiO2) composites at temperatures between -185 and 100degreesC to study the effect of filler content and filler particle size on the free volume properties and the...... positron annihilation characteristics. The glass transition behavior of the PDMS/SiO2 composites was determined with differential scanning calorimetry. A clear influence on the o-Ps lifetime (73) in the polymer upon addition of nano-sized fumed SiO2 was observed at all temperatures. The observed o...... behavior of ordinary molecular liquids was observed in this temperature region. The o-Ps yield was strongly reduced in the crystallization region and by addition Of SiO2. The reduction due to filler addition did, however, in the case of nano-sized SiO2 not follow a linear relationship with filler weight...

  13. Could the Cosmological Recombination Spectrum Help Us Understand Annihilating Dark Matter?

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    Chluba, J

    2009-01-01

    In this paper we explore the potential effects of DM annihilations on the cosmological recombination spectrum. With this example we want to demonstrate that the cosmological recombination spectrum in principle is sensitive to details related to possible extra energy release during recombination. We restrict ourselves to DM models which produce a negligible primordial distortion of the CMB energy spectrum. However, since during the epoch of cosmological recombination a large fraction of the deposited energy can directly go into ionizations and excitations of neutral atoms, both the cosmological recombination spectrum and ionization history can still be affected significantly. We compute the modifications to the cosmological recombination spectrum using our multi-level HI and HeI recombination code, showing that additional photons are created due to uncompensated loops of transitions which are induced by DM annihilations. As we illustrate here, the results depend on the detailed branching of the deposited energ...

  14. Beam Diagnostics for Measurements of Antiproton Annihilation Cross Sections at Ultra-low Energy

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The ASACUSA (Atomic Spectroscopy And Collisions Using Slow Antiprotons collaboration of CERN is currently attempting to measure the antiproton-nucleus in-flight annihilation cross sections on thin target foils of C, Pd, and Pt at 130 keV of kinetic energy. The low-energy antiprotons were supplied by the Antiproton Decelerator (AD and a radio-frequency quadrupole decelerator. For this measurement, a beam profile monitor based on secondary electron emission was developed. Data from this monitor was used to ensure that antiprotons were precisely tuned to the position of an 80-mm-diameter experimental target, by measuring the spatial profile of 200-ns-long beam pulses containing 105 − 106 antiprotons with an active area of 40 mm × 40 mm and a spatial resolution of 4 mm. By using this monitor, we succeeded in finely tuning antiproton beams on the target, and observed some annihilation events originating from the target.

  15. A fast detector for single-shot positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy

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    When an intense sub-nanosecond positron pulse impinges upon a target, a pulse of γ-rays is created which can yield information concerning electron-positron pairs just prior to annihilation. Many conventional γ-ray detectors are unable to exploit the timing information contained within such pulses, and we describe here the development of a fast detector that is able to do so. Using a single-crystal PbF2 Cherenkov radiator coupled to a fast photomultiplier tube (PMT), we have produced a detector with a time response of ∼4 ns (primarily determined by the PMT response), as well as a low-efficiency detector with a sub-nanosecond response. Since 511 keV photons produce very little Cherenkov light, the problem of photomultiplier saturation is mitigated and this detector is therefore well suited to single-shot positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy (SSPALS) measurements

  16. Plasmon annihilation into Kaluza-Klein gravitons: New astrophysical constraints on large extra dimensions?

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    In the large extra dimensional Kaluza-Klein (KK) scenario, where the usual standard model (SM) matter is confined to a 3+1-dimensional hypersurface called the 3-brane and gravity can propagate to the bulk (D=4+d, d being the number of extra spatial dimensions), the light graviton KK modes can be produced inside the supernova core due to the usual nucleon-nucleon bremstrahlung, electron-positron, and photon-photon annihilations. This photon inside the supernova becomes a plasmon due to the plasma effect. In this paper, we study the energy-loss rate of SN 1987A due to the KK gravitons produced from the plasmon-plasmon annihilation. We find that the SN 1987A cooling rate leads to the conservative bound MD>22.9 TeV and 1.38 TeV for the case of two and three spacelike extra dimensions.

  17. Local electron-electron interaction strength in ferromagnetic nickel determined by spin-polarized positron annihilation

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    Ceeh, Hubert; Weber, Josef Andreass; Böni, Peter; Leitner, Michael; Benea, Diana; Chioncel, Liviu; Ebert, Hubert; Minár, Jan; Vollhardt, Dieter; Hugenschmidt, Christoph

    2016-02-01

    We employ a positron annihilation technique, the spin-polarized two-dimensional angular correlation of annihilation radiation (2D-ACAR), to measure the spin-difference spectra of ferromagnetic nickel. The experimental data are compared with the theoretical results obtained within a combination of the local spin density approximation (LSDA) and the many-body dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT). We find that the self-energy defining the electronic correlations in Ni leads to anisotropic contributions to the momentum distribution. By direct comparison of the theoretical and experimental results we determine the strength of the local electronic interaction U in ferromagnetic Ni as 2.0 ± 0.1 eV.

  18. Branching and annihilating random walks: exact results at low branching rate.

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    Benitez, Federico; Wschebor, Nicolás

    2013-05-01

    We present some exact results on the behavior of branching and annihilating random walks, both in the directed percolation and parity conserving universality classes. Contrary to usual perturbation theory, we perform an expansion in the branching rate around the nontrivial pure annihilation (PA) model, whose correlation and response function we compute exactly. With this, the nonuniversal threshold value for having a phase transition in the simplest system belonging to the directed percolation universality class is found to coincide with previous nonperturbative renormalization group (RG) approximate results. We also show that the parity conserving universality class has an unexpected RG fixed point structure, with a PA fixed point which is unstable in all dimensions of physical interest. PMID:23767512

  19. Surfaces of colloidal PbSe nanocrystals probed by thin-film positron annihilation spectroscopy

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    Positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy and positron-electron momentum density (PEMD) studies on multilayers of PbSe nanocrystals (NCs), supported by transmission electron microscopy, show that positrons are strongly trapped at NC surfaces, where they provide insight into the surface composition and electronic structure of PbSe NCs. Our analysis indicates abundant annihilation of positrons with Se electrons at the NC surfaces and with O electrons of the oleic ligands bound to Pb ad-atoms at the NC surfaces, which demonstrates that positrons can be used as a sensitive probe to investigate the surface physics and chemistry of nanocrystals inside multilayers. Ab initio electronic structure calculations provide detailed insight in the valence and semi-core electron contributions to the positron-electron momentum density of PbSe. Both lifetime and PEMD are found to correlate with changes in the particle morphology characteristic of partial ligand removal

  20. Investigation of transitions and relaxation processes in polystyrene by using positron annihilation

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    The glass transition and relaxation processes in polystyrene resins with the number average molecular weight ranging from 7.0 x 102 to 9.8 x 104 were studied with the positron annihilation technique. The pick-off annihilation lifetime of ortho-positronium (τ3) and its intensity (Ι3) were measured in the temperature range from 20 to 430 K. The glass transition temperature (Τg) was determined as an onset temperature coefficient of τ3 x Τg shows the molecular weight dependence in these samples. Below Τg, local motions were detected by measurements of Ι3. The local motions could be observed above 100 K in this experiment. Ι3 show the minimum at around 250 K and it does not show molecular weight dependence. (author)

  1. Study the effect of radiations on poly(ethylene naphthalate) using positron annihilation lifetime technique

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    Poly(ethylene naphthalate), PEN, irradiated by gamma-rays has been by positron annihilation lifetime (PAL). The PAL measurements were performed in the temperature range between 25 to 150 degree C for three samples (non-, 1 and 5 Mrad gamma-irradiated). The ortho-positronium (o-ps) lifetime, T3, is varying depending upon the phase of the polymer. The data clearly revealed the glass transition temperature, Tg, which is shifted toward lower values upon irradiation with 5 mrad, which could be attributed to the decrease in the degree of crystallinity. This is in consistent with the wide angle X-ray scattering data. The thermal expansion coefficient values for the three samples indicate decrease in the crystallinity with increasing irradiation. To our knowledge no positron annihilation studies on PEN exist in the literature, so the results reported here may be considered new and important

  2. On irradiated poly(ethylene naphthalate) studied by positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy

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    Poly(ethylene naphthalate), PEN, irradiated by γ-rays has been studied by positron annihilation lifetime (PAL). The PAL measurements were performed in the temperature range between 25 to 150 C for three samples (non-, 1 and 5 Mrad γ-irradiated). The ortho-positronium (o-Ps) lifetime, τ3, is varying depending upon the phase of the polymer. The data clearly revealed the glass transition temperature, Tg, which is shifted toward lower values upon irradiation 5 Mrad, which could be attributed to the decrease in the degree of crystallinity. This is in consistent with the wide-angle X-ray scattering data. The thermal expansion coefficient values for the three samples indicate decrease in the crystallinity with increasing irradiation. To our knowledge no positron annihilation studies on PEN exist in the literature, so the results reported here may be considered new and important. (orig.)

  3. Pair production and annihilation via nuclear resonances in atoms and ions

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    Belov, Nikolay A.; Harman, Zoltan [Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg (Germany)

    2014-07-01

    Processes connected with pair production and annihilation in atoms and ions are theoretically investigated. These include nuclear excitation by resonance positron annihilation (NERPA) and nuclear-resonant e{sup -}e{sup +} pair creation in heavy ion collisions. Possible experimental schemes are put forward for the observation of these reactions. NERPA is an alternative channel of positron-matter interaction, with potential relevance in cosmic ray studies, medical positron emission tomography research, in experimental investigations of nuclear chain reactions, and in star evolution simulations. It also constitutes a novel means for the energy-selective excitation of nuclei. In heavy ion collisions, the Coulomb-excited nucleus may decay by a creation of a free-free or bound-free e{sup -}e{sup +} pair. Thus, it is an additional, resonant channel of pair creation in nucleus-nucleus collisions, an experimental investigation of which is projected at the FAIR facility.

  4. Determination of phase transitions in a lyotropic liquid crystal by Positron Annihilation technique

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    Positron annihilation technique was used to determine the phase transitions in a lyotropic liquid crystal, as a function of temperature. Seven different concentrations of the surfactant cetyldimethylethylammonium bromide, were studied. The liquid crystal studied consisted of a binary system, formed by the surfactant and water. Positron annihilation technique has a very high sensitivity toward changes in the microestructure, in condensed matter, this is useful in order to detect the temperatures at which phase transitions occur and the number of these, in a liquid crystalline system. Thus, phase transitions are related with changes occurred in the ortho-positronium parameters: lifetime (τ3) and intensity of formation (I3). Six different kinds of phases were detected in the system studied in a temperature range of 35 to 140 Centigrade degrees, those phases were: hexagonal, hexagonal-lamellae, lamellae, lamellae-cubic, nematic and anisotropic. Using optical microscopic the textures of these phases were assigned. (Author)

  5. Theory of exciton annihilation in complexes of a finite number of molecular sites.

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    Gülen, D

    1990-11-01

    A theory of the kinematics of singlet exciton annihilation in complexes of a finite number of molecular sites is developed. The theory is based on a specific scheme suggested earlier by Gülen, Wittmershaus, and Knox [Biophys J. 49:469-477 (1986)]. It is adequate to address the excitation kinetics and dynamics in such systems, especially under high excitation intensities. A Pauli master equation is formulated and is solved to give explicit expressions for observables such as quantum yield and fluorescence intensity. The excitation intensity dependence of the observables is taken into account by introducing Poisson statistics. Details relevant to its application to the annihilation of excitons in photosynthetic systems and its connection to earlier theories are presented. PMID:2134489

  6. Structure of a Magnetic Flux Annihilation Layer Formed by the Collision of Supersonic, Magnetized Plasma Flows

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    Suttle, L. G.; Hare, J. D.; Lebedev, S. V.; Swadling, G. F.; Burdiak, G. C.; Ciardi, A.; Chittenden, J. P.; Loureiro, N. F.; Niasse, N.; Suzuki-Vidal, F.; Wu, J.; Yang, Q.; Clayson, T.; Frank, A.; Robinson, T. S.; Smith, R. A.; Stuart, N.

    2016-06-01

    We present experiments characterizing the detailed structure of a current layer, generated by the collision of two counterstreaming, supersonic and magnetized aluminum plasma flows. The antiparallel magnetic fields advected by the flows are found to be mutually annihilated inside the layer, giving rise to a bifurcated current structure—two narrow current sheets running along the outside surfaces of the layer. Measurements with Thomson scattering show a fast outflow of plasma along the layer and a high ion temperature (Ti˜Z ¯ Te , with average ionization Z ¯=7 ). Analysis of the spatially resolved plasma parameters indicates that the advection and subsequent annihilation of the inflowing magnetic flux determines the structure of the layer, while the ion heating could be due to the development of kinetic, current-driven instabilities.

  7. Processing of doppler broadening spectra of positron annihilation radiation and its application

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    An unfolding method to obtain intrinsic distributions of positron annihilation radiation from Doppler broadening spectra by means of an iterative method is described. The intrinsic distribution can be fitted into a Gaussian function and an invert parabola function. Electron momentum distribution and Fermi energy can be calculated. Positron annihilation spectra for 13 materials were analyzed. Their momentum distribution and Fermi energy were obtained. The results show that electron momentum distributions for various materials are different and experimental values of Fermi energy for various materials are consistent with theoretical ones. The study on amorphous and crystalline Fe-Si-B alloys indicates that momentum distributions are almost the same, while there is a small difference on Fermi energy

  8. Limits on dark matter annihilation in the sun using the ANTARES neutrino telescope

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    S. Adrián-Martínez

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available A search for muon neutrinos originating from dark matter annihilations in the Sun is performed using the data recorded by the ANTARES neutrino telescope from 2007 to 2012. In order to obtain the best possible sensitivities to dark matter signals, an optimisation of the event selection criteria is performed taking into account the background of atmospheric muons, atmospheric neutrinos and the energy spectra of the expected neutrino signals. No significant excess over the background is observed and 90% C.L. upper limits on the neutrino flux, the spin-dependent and spin-independent WIMP-nucleon cross-sections are derived for WIMP masses ranging from 50 GeV to 5 TeV for the annihilation channels WIMP+WIMP→bb¯,W+W− and τ+τ−.

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    Adrián-Martínez, S; André, M; Anton, G; Ardid, M; Aubert, J -J; Avgitas, T; Baret, B; Barrios-Martí, J; Basa, S; Bertin, V; Biagi, S; Bormuth, R; Bouwhuis, M C; Bruijn, R; Brunner, J; Busto, J; Capone, A; Caramete, L; Carr, J; Celli, S; Chiarusi, T; Circella, M; Coleiro, A; Coniglione, R; Costantini, H; Coyle, P; Creusot, A; Deschamps, A; De Bonis, G; Distefano, C; Donzaud, C; Dornic, D; Drouhin, D; Eberl, T; Bojaddaini, I El; Elsässer, D; Enzenhöfer, A; Fehn, K; Felis, I; Fusco, L A; Galatà, S; Gay, P; Geißelsöder, S; Geyer, K; Giordano, V; Gleixner, A; Glotin, H; Gracia-Ruiz, R; Graf, K; Hallmann, S; van Haren, H; Heijboer, A J; Hello, Y; Hernández-Rey, J J; Hößl, J; Hofestädt, J; Hugon, C; Illuminati, G; James, C W; de Jong, M; Jongen, M; Kadler, M; Kalekin, O; Katz, U; Kießling, D; Kouchner, A; Kreter, M; Kreykenbohm, I; Kulikovskiy, V; Lachaud, C; Lahmann, R; Lefèver, D; Leonora, E; Loucatos, S; Marcelin, M; Margiotta, A; Marinelli, A; Martínez-Mora, J A; Mathieu, A; Melis, K; Michael, T; Migliozzi, P; Moussa, A; Mueller, C; Nezri, E; Păvălaş, G E; Pellegrino, C; Perrina, C; Piattelli, P; Popa, V; Pradier, T; Racca, C; Riccobene, G; Roensch, K; Saldana, M; Samtleben, D F E; Sánchez-Losa, A; Sanguineti, M; Sapienza, P; Schnabel, J; Schüssler, F; Seitz, T; Sieger, C; Spurio, M; Stolarczyk, Th; Taiuti, M; Tönnis, C; Trovato, A; Tselengidou, M; Turpin, D; Vallage, B; Vallée, C; Van Elewyck, V; Vivolo, D; Wagner, S; Wilms, J; Zornoza, J D; Zúñiga, J

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    A search for muon neutrinos originating from dark matter annihilations in the Sun is performed using the data recorded by the ANTARES neutrino telescope from 2007 to 2012. In order to obtain the best possible sensitivities to dark matter signals, an optimisation of the event selection criteria is performed taking into account the background of atmospheric muons, atmospheric neutrinos and the energy spectra of the expected neutrino signals. No significant excess over the background is observed and $90\\%$ C.L. upper limits on the neutrino flux, the spin--dependent and spin--independent WIMP-nucleon cross--sections are derived for WIMP masses ranging from $ \\rm 50$ GeV to $\\rm 5$ TeV for the annihilation channels $\\rm WIMP + WIMP \\to b \\bar b, W^+ W^-$ and $\\rm \\tau^+ \\tau^-$.

  10. The Relic Abundance of Massive Colored Particles after a Late Hadronic Annihilation Stage

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    Jacoby, Chen

    2007-01-01

    We discuss the relic abundance of massive long lived colored particles with mass of the order of 1 TeV. We first examine the case where the massive colored particles have the standard color only. Next we consider the "Quirk Model" suggested by M. Luty, in which the colored particles transform under an additional non-abelian gauge group with a scale much smaller than the particles' mass. In both cases, the relic abundance is reduced via a "late" hadronic annihilation stage. In the second case the relic Quirks bind to ordinary quarks forming fractional charged objects and also anomalous heavy isotopes, and the bounds on the relic abundance become extremely severe. The force between Quirks, however, has a new confining part that manifests via macroscopic strings and the resulting efficient "very late" annihilations reduce the relic abundance to acceptable levels. The prospects of creating and detecting such particles at LHC and the fate of the particles created are discussed.

  11. Limits on dark matter annihilation in the sun using the ANTARES neutrino telescope

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    Adrián-Martínez, S.; Albert, A.; André, M.; Anton, G.; Ardid, M.; Aubert, J.-J.; Avgitas, T.; Baret, B.; Barrios-Martí, J.; Basa, S.; Bertin, V.; Biagi, S.; Bormuth, R.; Bouwhuis, M. C.; Bruijn, R.; Brunner, J.; Busto, J.; Capone, A.; Caramete, L.; Carr, J.; Celli, S.; Chiarusi, T.; Circella, M.; Coleiro, A.; Coniglione, R.; Costantini, H.; Coyle, P.; Creusot, A.; Deschamps, A.; De Bonis, G.; Distefano, C.; Donzaud, C.; Dornic, D.; Drouhin, D.; Eberl, T.; El Bojaddaini, I.; Elsässer, D.; Enzenhöfer, A.; Fehn, K.; Felis, I.; Fusco, L. A.; Galatà, S.; Gay, P.; Geißelsöder, S.; Geyer, K.; Giordano, V.; Gleixner, A.; Glotin, H.; Gracia-Ruiz, R.; Graf, K.; Hallmann, S.; van Haren, H.; Heijboer, A. J.; Hello, Y.; Hernández-Rey, J. J.; Hößl, J.; Hofestädt, J.; Hugon, C.; Illuminati, G.; James, C. W.; de Jong, M.; Jongen, M.; Kadler, M.; Kalekin, O.; Katz, U.; Kießling, D.; Kouchner, A.; Kreter, M.; Kreykenbohm, I.; Kulikovskiy, V.; Lachaud, C.; Lahmann, R.; Lefèvre, D.; Leonora, E.; Loucatos, S.; Marcelin, M.; Margiotta, A.; Marinelli, A.; Martínez-Mora, J. A.; Mathieu, A.; Melis, K.; Michael, T.; Migliozzi, P.; Moussa, A.; Mueller, C.; Nezri, E.; Păvălaş, G. E.; Pellegrino, C.; Perrina, C.; Piattelli, P.; Popa, V.; Pradier, T.; Racca, C.; Riccobene, G.; Roensch, K.; Saldaña, M.; Samtleben, D. F. E.; Sánchez-Losa, A.; Sanguineti, M.; Sapienza, P.; Schnabel, J.; Schüssler, F.; Seitz, T.; Sieger, C.; Spurio, M.; Stolarczyk, Th.; Taiuti, M.; Tönnis, C.; Trovato, A.; Tselengidou, M.; Turpin, D.; Vallage, B.; Vallée, C.; Van Elewyck, V.; Vivolo, D.; Wagner, S.; Wilms, J.; Zornoza, J. D.; Zúñiga, J.

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    A search for muon neutrinos originating from dark matter annihilations in the Sun is performed using the data recorded by the ANTARES neutrino telescope from 2007 to 2012. In order to obtain the best possible sensitivities to dark matter signals, an optimisation of the event selection criteria is performed taking into account the background of atmospheric muons, atmospheric neutrinos and the energy spectra of the expected neutrino signals. No significant excess over the background is observed and 90% C.L. upper limits on the neutrino flux, the spin-dependent and spin-independent WIMP-nucleon cross-sections are derived for WIMP masses ranging from 50 GeV to 5 TeV for the annihilation channels WIMP + WIMP → b b bar ,W+W- and τ+τ-.

  12. Irradiation-induced defects in ZnO studied by positron annihilation spectroscopy

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    We have used positron annihilation spectroscopy to study the point defects induced by 2 MeV electron irradiation (fluence 6 x 1017 cm-2) in single crystal n-type ZnO samples. The positron lifetime measurements have shown that the zinc vacancies in their doubly negative charge state, which act as dominant compensating centers in the as-grown material, are produced in the irradiation and their contribution to the electrical compensation is important. The lifetime measurements reveal also the presence of competing positron traps with low binding energy and lifetime close to that of the bulk lattice. The analysis of the Doppler broadening of the 511 keV annihilation line indicates that these defects can be identified as neutral oxygen vacancies. (copyright 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  13. The study of defects in metallic alloys by positron annihilation spectroscopy

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    Positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) has become in a very useful non destructive testing to the study of condensed matter. Specially, in the last two decades, with the advent of solid state detectors and high-resolution time spectrometers. The basic information obtained with PAS in solid-state physics is on electronic structure in free defect materials. However, positron annihilation techniques (lifetime, angular correlation and Doppler broadening) have been succesfully applied to study crystal lattice defects with lower-than-average electron density, such as vacancies, small vacancy clusters, etc.. In this sense, information about: vacancy formation and migration energies, dislocations, grain boundaries, solid-solid phase transformation and radiation damage was obtained. In this work the application of the positron lifetime technique to study the thermal effects on a fine-grained superplastic Al-Ca-Zn alloy and the quenched-in defects in monocrystals of β Cu-Zn-Al alloy for several quenching temperatures is shown. (Author)

  14. Positron annihilation lifetime study of Ag-ion exchanged and heat treated soda lime glass

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    Slabs of soda lime silica glass (15% Na2O) were subjected to Ag+/Na+ ion exchange process and subsequent heat treatment. The change in glass structure and Ag states accompanied with these processes were studied using the positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy. The positron annihilation lifetime measurements were performed with a fast-fast coincidence spectrometer employing a multi-parameter acquisition system. The lifetime parameters showed that the Ag+ ion reduction process takes place through two processes; the oxidation reduction reaction with Fe2+ impurities in the glass at heat treatment temperatures <500 deg. C, whereas at heat treatment ≥500 deg. C the reduction takes place through the polymerization reaction. The results also indicated that the heat treatment at 600 deg. C enhanced the formation of Ag metal nanoparticle crystals through the structural relaxation revealed by the free volume defects

  15. Search for dark matter annihilations in the Sun with the 79-string IceCube detector

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    2012-01-01

    We have performed a search for muon neutrinos from dark matter annihilation in the center of the Sun with the 79-string configuration of the IceCube neutrino telescope. For the first time, the DeepCore sub-array is included in the analysis, lowering the energy threshold and extending the search to the austral summer. The 317 days of data collected between June 2010 and May 2011 are consistent with the expected background from atmospheric muons and neutrinos. Upper limits are therefore set on the dark matter annihilation rate, with conversions to limits on spin-dependent and spin-independent WIMP-proton cross-sections for WIMP masses in the range 20 - 5000 GeV. These are the most stringent spin-dependent WIMP-proton cross-sections limits to date above 35 GeV.

  16. Study of positron annihilation in three-dimensional oligoester acrylates polymers

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    Distributions of positron annihilation according to life times in tree-dimensional polymers of oligoester acrylates (OEA) with different degree of crosslinking varying from 0.45 x 1021 to (8-9) x 1021 cm-3 have been measured. The data obtained have been used to study the size, concentration and distribution of free microvolumes in the polymers. Crosslinking gives rise to simultaneous suppression of two long-lived components in the measured distributions of annihilation. The effect is very clearly pronounced at high degrees of crosslinking in polymers on the basis of diacetylene-containing OEA. At a preset degree of crosslinking the influence of polymer composition and intermolecular interaction on the number of microvolumes was observed. 20 refs., 1 tab

  17. Positron annihilation spectroscopy and specific heat study of Neon ion irradiated MgB{sub 2}

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    Talapatra, A. [Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 1/AF, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700064 (India); Bandyopadhyay, S.K. [Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 1/AF, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700064 (India)], E-mail: skband@veccal.ernet.in; Nambissan, P.M.G. [Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1/AF, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700064 (India); Sen, Pintu [Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 1/AF, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700064 (India); Ganesan, V. [UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Khandwa Road, Indore 452017 (India)

    2008-02-25

    Specific heat studies under magnetic field and positron annihilation spectroscopy were carried out on 160 MeV Ne ion irradiated polycrystalline MgB{sub 2} samples. There is an unusual decrease in positron lifetime in the irradiated sample which may be due to neon ion implantation. This was also indicated by change in cell volume. Coincidence Doppler Broadening Spectra of Mg, B, irradiated and unirradiated MgB{sub 2} show that positrons primarily annihilate in boron sublattice in the unirradiated sample whereas there is some similarity of the spectrum of the irradiated sample with that of Mg. There is Mg deficiency in the unirradiated sample whereas predominantly boron vacancies exist in Ne ion irradiated MgB{sub 2} sample. Specific heat measurements show that there is a small increase in electronic part of the specific heat and electron-phonon coupling constant.

  18. Positron annihilation spectroscopy and specific heat study of Neon ion irradiated MgB2

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    Specific heat studies under magnetic field and positron annihilation spectroscopy were carried out on 160 MeV Ne ion irradiated polycrystalline MgB2 samples. There is an unusual decrease in positron lifetime in the irradiated sample which may be due to neon ion implantation. This was also indicated by change in cell volume. Coincidence Doppler Broadening Spectra of Mg, B, irradiated and unirradiated MgB2 show that positrons primarily annihilate in boron sublattice in the unirradiated sample whereas there is some similarity of the spectrum of the irradiated sample with that of Mg. There is Mg deficiency in the unirradiated sample whereas predominantly boron vacancies exist in Ne ion irradiated MgB2 sample. Specific heat measurements show that there is a small increase in electronic part of the specific heat and electron-phonon coupling constant

  19. Scaling behaviour in a coagulation–annihilation model and Lotka–Volterra competition systems

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    In a recent paper, Laurençot and van Roessel (2010 J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 43 455210) studied the scaling behaviour of solutions to a two-species coagulation–annihilation system with total annihilation and equal strength coagulation, and identified cases where self-similar behaviour occurs, and others where it does not. In this paper, we proceed with the study of this kind of system by assuming that the coagulation rates of the two different species need not be equal. By applying Laplace transform techniques, the problem is transformed into a two-dimensional ordinary differential system that can be transformed into a Lotka–Volterra competition model. The long-time behaviour of solutions to this Lotka–Volterra system helps explain the different cases of existence and nonexistence of similarity behaviour, as well as why, in some cases, the behaviour is nonuniversal, in the sense of being dependent on initial conditions. (paper)

  20. Positronium annihilation in silica aerogel studied by a positron age-momentum correlation technique

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    A high-performance positron age-momentum correlation (AMOC) spectrometer was newly developed. The counting rate is increased up to 200 cps much larger than the value 20 cps reported by other international groups. And at the same time, the time resolution still keeps at the international level of 220 ps. Furthermore, positronium (Ps) annihilation in silica aerogel was investigated by AMOC, which indicates: (1) Ps annihilation between the grains dominantly undergoes pick-off process and spin conversion from o-Ps to p-Ps; (2) Annealing below 400 degree C changes the grain surface conditions, i. e. the desorption of hydrogen and the decrease of the defect centers concentration. (authors)