Single-photon Annihilation of the Channeled Positrons

N.P. Kalashnikov, E.I. Mulyarchik, A.S. Olchak
2015 Physics Procedia  
The energy and momentum conservation laws prohibit positron-electron annihilation in vacuum producing the single photon only. It can produce two photons in vacuum, or the process is possible with a participation of the third body. The situation is different in a single crystal with one of the leptons (e.g. positron) moving in the channeling (or in the quasi-channeling) mode when the transverse motion of a particle is bound or sufficiently uneven. It may increase the probability of the single
more » ... ty of the single photon annihilation process.
doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2015.09.180 fatcat:r4gx5orwujck3kq3f3irf5fykq