Positron affinity in Zn1-xCdxSe

N. Benosman, N. Amrane, S. Méçabih, H. Aourag

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The independent particle model (IPM) coupled with the use of the virtual crystal approximation (VCA) which incorporates compositional disorder as an effective potential was used to compute the positron charge distribution in the cubic structured ternary alloy Zn1-xCdxSe. The positron charge density with respect to the variation of the mole fraction is discussed. The results show that positrons have a strong affinity for the anion than for the cation. This relative positron affinity should lead to the positron preferentially annihilating with the anion rather than the cation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1727-1733
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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