The rapid structural re-organisation of porous amorphous solid water, grown to thicknesses in the range 2.5-70 µm by vapour deposition on a copper substrate at 75K, after heating to 125K has been found to leave a µm-wide band of residual disorder – for example, nm-sized closed pores - in the centre of the film. This layer was revealed by thinning the film by sublimation and continuously measuring the fraction of 1.5 keV positrons implanted into the film which forms ortho-positronium in the top 150nm and decay into three gamma photons.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Nov 2015|
- positronium, water ice, defects