Positron Facilities

The positron facilities

  • The Variable Energy Positron beam facility ( VEP):
    a mono-energetic, magnetically guided positron beam (10^5 positrons/s) at user variable energy ranging from 1 to 30 KeV, for depth selective probing of defects and interfaces (depth range typically from 0-2 micrometer).
  • The Electrostatic guided positron beam ( EBeam):
    a mono-energetic positron beam (10^4 positrons/s) with electrostatic guidance and focussing, and user variable positron energy ranging from 1 to 30 KeV. Currently used for testing the positron microprobe facility.
  • POSitrons at the HOR reactor (POSH):
    a very intense continuous positron beam (4 x 10^8 positrons/s) magnetically guided to the testfacilities, powered by gamma pair production inside the HOR-reactor.
  • Positron annihilation life time spectrometer (time resolution 150 ps).

Instrument scientist

Stephan Eijt

Instrument scientist

Henk Schut