Identification of atoms that can bind positrons

C. Harabati, V. A. Dzuba, V. V. Flambaum
2014 Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics  
Calculations of the positron binding energies to all atoms in the periodic table are presented and atoms where the positron-atom binding actually exists are identified. The results of these calculations and accurate calculations of other authors (which existed for several atoms only) are used to evaluate recommended values of the positron binding energies to the ground states of atoms. We also present the recommended energies of the positron excited bound levels and resonances (due to the
more » ... g of positron to excited states of atoms) which can not emit positronium and have relatively narrow widths. Such resonances in positron annihilation and scattering may be used to measure the positron binding energy.
doi:10.1103/physreva.89.022517 fatcat:23zpaxyx55gzffs6ie7nbts454