Positron annihilation in boron nitride

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Electron and positron charge densities are calculated as a function of position in the unit cell for boron nitride. Wave functions are derived from pseudopotential band structure calculations and the independent particle approximation (IPM), respectively, for electrons and positrons. It is observed that the positron density is maximum in the open interstices and is excluded not only from ion cores but also to a considerable degree from valence bonds. Electron-positron momentum densities are calculated for (001,110) planes. The results are used in order to analyse the positron effects in BN.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)763-772
Number of pages10
JournalCondensed Matter Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Angular correlation
  • Momentum density
  • Positron annihilation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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