Gleb F Gribakin

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The aim of this work is to identify the mechanisms responsible for very large rates and other peculiarities observed in low-energy positron annihilation on molecules. The two mechanisms considered are: (i) Direct annihilation of the incoming positron with one of the molecular electrons. This mechanism dominates for atoms and small molecules. I show that its(More)
In this paper, we discuss the possibility of using x-ray Compton scattering as a probe of the outer electronic structure of ions immersed in warm dense matter. It is proposed that the x-ray free-electron lasers currently under construction will provide an ideal tool for this, with the main pulse being used to create a uniform well-defined sample and the(More)
A simple analytical solution for the problem of multiphoton detachment from negative ions by a linearly polarized laser field is found. It is valid in the wide range of intensities and frequencies of the field, from the perturbation theory to the tunneling regime, and is applicable to the excess-photon as well as nearthreshold detachment. Practically, the(More)
The behavior of the positron- 2 gamma annihilation rate on an atomic target near the positronium (Ps) formation threshold is determined. When the positron energy epsilon approaches the threshold epsilon(thr) from below, the effective number of electrons contributing to the annihilation, Z(eff), grows as Z(eff) approximately A/square root of(More)
Positron annihilation rates in many polyatomic molecular gases are anomalously high. Qualitatively, this can be explained by positron capture in vibrational Feshbach resonances, which can occur for molecules with positive positron affinities [Gribakin, Phys. Rev. A 61 (2000) 022720]. To verify this idea quantitatively, we examine the densities of(More)
The zero-range potential model is used to investigate positron collisions and annihilation with molecules. The Kr2 dimer is considered as an example. It is shown that (i) although positrons do not bind to individual Kr atoms, they do form bound states with Kr2. (ii) A sequence of vibrationally excited states of the positron–molecule complex extends into the(More)
We show that the spectrum and eigenstates of open-shell multicharged atomic ions near the ionization threshold are chaotic, as a result of extremely high level densities of multiply excited electron states (103 eV−1 in Au24+) and strong configuration mixing. This complexity enables one to use statistical methods to analyse the system. We examine the(More)
We present results of a study of the effect of target polarization on electron-ion recombination, and show that coherent radiation by the target electrons gives a large contribution to the recombination rate. It significantly modifies the nonresonant photorecombination background. A procedure has been devised whereby this contribution can be evaluated(More)
A new relativistic method for calculation of positron binding to atoms is presented. The method combines a configuration interaction treatment of the valence electron and the positron with a many-body perturbation theory description of their interaction with the atomic core. We apply this method to positron binding by the copper atom and obtain the binding(More)
Two basic mechanisms of positron annihilation in binary collisions with molecules are considered – direct and resonant. The contribution of the former is enhanced, together with the elastic scattering cross section, if the positron has a low-lying virtual level or a weakly bound state with the molecule. For room-temperature positrons it can give Zeff up to(More)