The momentum profiles from positron annihilation with core electrons in Al have been observed with a recently developed two-detector Doppler-broadening technique. Independent-particle-model (IPM) calculations are in good agreement with the experimental results beyond twice the Fermi momentum and suggest the absence of strong positron-electron correlation effects in this region. Comparisons of calculations with properly normalized momentum profiles indicate that high-momentum core contributions may provide information on the nature of vacancy-type defects and self-trapping effects.
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