Positron lifetime spectroscopy applied to pure Tellurium Articles uri icon

publication date

  • August 2021

start page

  • 2801

end page

  • 2805


  • 10


  • 96

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0973-1458


  • High-purity crystalline Tellurium has been investigated using positron lifetime spectroscopy technique in order to determine basic information missing in the current experimental knowledge of the positron annihilation spectroscopy field. Three different pairs of samples have been studied in the as-received state and, in order to eliminate the vacancy-type defects, after consecutive isothermal treatments at 300 C. Lifetime corresponding to the annihilation in the Tellurium bulk has been determined as 282(1) ps. Previous theoretical calculations present in the bibliography that used different methods and parameterization provided a wide range of values for the annihilation lifetime of the positron in the bulk of Tellurium. The obtained result has been used to identify the most accurate results among them.


  • Mathematics
  • Physics


  • positron annihilation spectroscopy; positron lifetime; tellurium; bulk