12th International Workshop on Slow Positron Beam Techniques (SLOPOS12) 1–6 August 2010, Magnetic Island, North Queensland, Australia



International Workshop on Positron Studies of Defects (PSD 08) 1–5 September 2008, Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Praha, Czech Republic



39th Polish Seminar on Positron Annihilation (PSPA-10), 20-25 June 2010



Metals and Alloys


[1] Effects of solute atoms on evolution of vacancy defects in electron-irradiated Fe–Cr-based alloys

A.P. Druzhov, A.L. Niolaev

Journal of Nuclear Materials 408, 194 (2011).


[2] Electronic structure of Mg studied by Compton scattering

Grażyna Kontrym-Sznajd, Małgorzata Samsel-Czekała, Maciej Pylak, Ludwik Dobrzyński, Marek Brancewicz, Andrzej Andrejczuk, Eugeniusz Żukowski and Stanisław Kaprzyk

Physica Status Solidi (b) 248, 719 (2011).


[3] Fe–Cr alloys behavior after helium implantation

V. Slugen, V. rsja, W. Egger, M. Petrisa, Stanislav Soja, Jana Veterniova

Journal of Nuclear Materials 409, 163 (2011).


[4] Positron annihilation study of defect distribution in 8YSZ nanostructure

Isabel Gonzalo-Juan, Paola Parente, Antonio Javier Sanchez-Herencia, Fausto Rubio, Ramiro Pareja, Begońa Ferrari

Solid State Ionics, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 31 March 2011.


[5] Role of intermetallic nanoparticles in radiation damage of austenitic Fe-Ni-based alloys studied by positron annihilation

D.A. Perminov, A.P. Druzhkov, V.L. Arbuzov

Journal of Nuclear Materials, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 22 March 2011.


[6] Microstructure characterization of rapidly solidified Al–Fe–Cr–Ce alloy by positron annihilation spectroscopy  

Alena Michalcová, Dalibor Vojtěch, Jaub Číže, Ivan Procháza, Jan Drahooupil, Pavel Nová

Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 509, Issue 7, 17 February 2011, Pages 3211-3218


[7] Analysis of antiphase domain growth in ternary FeCo alloys after different cooling rates and annealing treatments using neutron diffraction and positron annihilation  

Ralph Gilles, Michael Hofmann, Francis Johnson, Yan Gao, Debashis Muherji, Christoph Hugenschmidt, Philip Piart

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 509, 195 (2011).


[8] Natural ageing of Al–Cu–Mg revisited from a local perspective  

Benedit lobes, arl Maier, Torsten E.M. Staab

Materials Science and Engineering: A 528, 3253 (2011).


[9] On the formation of vacancies in α-ferrite of a heavily cold-drawn pearlitic steel wire

Y.Z. Chen, G. Csiszár, J. Cize, C. Borchers, T. Ungár, S. Goto, R. irchheim

Scripta Materialia 64, 390 (2011).


[10] On the age-hardening of an Al–Zn–Mg–Cu alloy: A vacancy perspective  

M. Liu, B. lobes, . Maier

Scripta Materialia 64, 21 (2011).


[11] Investigation of microstructure thermal evolution in nanocrystalline Cu

ai Zhou, Hui Li, JinBiao Pang, Zhu Wang

Physica B: Condensed Matter 406, 760 (2011).


[12] Kinetics of natural aging in Al-Mg-Si alloys studied by positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy

J. Banhart, M. D. H. Lay, C. S. T. Chang, and A. J. Hill

Phys. Rev. B 83, 014101 (2011).  


[13] Spin-polarized positron annihilation measurements of polycrystalline Fe, Co, Ni, and Gd based on Doppler broadening of annihilation radiation

Atsuo Kawasuso, Masaki Maekawa, Yuki Fukaya, Atsushi Yabuuchi, and Izumi Mochizuki

Phys. Rev. B 83 100406 (2011).  


[14] Defect evolution during annealing of deformed FeSi alloys studied by positron annihilation spectroscopy

K. M. Mostafa, F. González Cámara, Roumen Petrov, P. Rodríguez Calvillo, E. De Grave, D. Segers, and Y. Houbaert

J. Appl. Phys. 109, 07E303 (2011). 


[15] Mechanism of Void Nucleation and Growth in bcc Fe: Atomistic Simulations at Experimental Time Scales

Yue Fan, Akihiro Kushima, Sidney Yip, and Bilge Yildiz

Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 125501 (2011).  




[1] Annealing ambient on the evolution of He-induced voids in silicon  

B.S. Li, C.H. Zhang, Y.R. Zhong, D.N. Wang, L.H. Zhou, Y.T. Yang, L.Q. Zhang, H.H. Zhang, Y. Zhang, L.H. Han

Applied Surface Science, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 24 March 2011.


[2] Evidence of formation of tetravacancies in uniformly oxygen irradiated n-type silicon

S.. Chaudhuri, . Goswami, S.S. Ghugre, D. Das

Physica B: Condensed Matter 406, 693 (2011).


[3] Evolution of E-centers during the annealing of Sb-doped Si0.8Ge0.2

S. Kilpeläinen, F. Tuomisto, J. Slotte, J. Lundsgaard Hansen, and A. Nylandsted Larsen

Phys. Rev. B 83 094115 (2011).  


[4] Point defects in GaN and related group-III nitrides studied by means of positron annihilation

Akira Uedono, Shoji Ishibashi, Shigefusa F. Chichibu, and Katsuhiro Akimoto

Proc. SPIE 7939, 79390I (2011). 


[5] Cu diffusion-induced vacancy-like defects in freestanding GaN  

M Elsayed, R Krause-Rehberg, O Moutanabbir, W Anwand, S Richter, and C Hagendorf

New J. Phys. 13, 013029 (2011).


[6] Positron annihilation lifetime and photoluminescence studies on single crystalline ZnO

A Sarkar , Mahuya Chakrabarti , S K Ray , D Bhowmick and  D Sanyal

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 23, 155801 (2011).


[7] Impact of Cu/III ratio on the near-surface defects in polycrystalline CuGaSe2 thin films

M. M. Islam, A. Uedono, S. Ishibashi, K. Tenjinbayashi, T. Sakurai, A. Yamada, S. Ishizuka, K. Matsubara, S. Niki, and K. Akimoto

Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 112105 (2011).


[8] Impacts of anisotropic tilt mosaics of state-of-the-art m-plane freestanding GaN substrates on the structutal and luminescent properties of m-plane AlxGa1-xN epilayers

K. Hazu, M. Kagaya, T. Hoshi, T. Onuma, and S. F. Chichibu

J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 29, 021208 (2011).


[9] Comprehensive study of the p-type conductivity formation in radio frequency magnetron sputtered arsenic-doped ZnO film

J. C. Fan et al.

J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 29, 03A103 (2011).


[10] Defects induced ferromagnetism in Mn doped ZnO  

S. Chattopadhyay, S.. Neogi, A. Sarar, M.D. Muadam, S.M. Yusuf, A. Banerjee, S. Bandyopadhyay

Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 323, 363 (2011).


[11] Influence of annealing on optical and electrical properties of ZnGeP2 single crystals

Qiang Fan, Shifu Zhu, Beijun Zhao, Baojun Chen, Zhiyu He, Jiang Cheng, Ting Xu

Journal of Crystal Growth 318, 725 (2011).


[12] Post-irradiation relaxation in vitreous arsenic/antimony trisulphides  

V. Balitsa, Ya. Shpotyu, J. Filipeci, O. Shpotyu, M. Iovu

Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 357, 487 (2011).


Oxides and Insulators


[1] High resolution characterization of modifications in fused silica after exposure to low fluence 355 nm laser at different repetition frequencies  

C. H. Li et al.

Opt. Express 19, 6439 (2011). 


[2] Synthesis and phosphorescence mechanism of a reddish orange emissive long afterglow phosphor Sm3+-doped Ca2SnO4

Zhenghua Ju, Ruiping Wei, Jiangrong Zheng, Xiuping Gao, Shuihe Zhang, and Weisheng Liu

Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 121906 (2011). 


[3] Positron and luminescence lifetimes in annealed synthetic quartz

M.L. Chithambo, P. Sane, F. Tuomisto

Radiation Measurements, Volume 46, Issue 3, March 2011, Pages 310-318.


Ceramics and Glasses


[1] Structure characterization of spark plasma sintered alumina by positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy

Nikolay Djourelov, Yann Aman, Kalin Berovski, Patrick Nédélec, Nicolas Charvin, Vincent Garnier and Elisabeth Djurado

Physica Status Solidi (a) 208, (2011).


[2] A positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopic study of nanocrystals formation in a chalcogenide glass–ceramic

Jiaxiang Nie, Fang Xia, Runsheng Yu, Baoyi Wang, Zhuoxin Li, Guorong Chen

Measurement  44, 298 (2011).


[3] Free-volume defects and microstructure in ion-conducting Ag/AgI-As2S3 glasses as revealed from positron annihilation and microhardness measurements  

T. avetsyy, J. Borc, P. Petov, . olev, T. Petova

Solid State Ionics 183, 16 (2011).


[4] Universal scaling between structural relaxation and caged dynamics in glass-forming systems: Free volume and time scales  

A. Ottochian, D. Leporini

Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 357, 298 (2011).




[1] Modification of the mesoscopic structure in neutron irradiated EPDM viewed through positron annihilation spectroscopy and dynamic mechanical analysis  

O.A. Lambri, F. Plazaola, E. Axpe, R.R. Mocellini, G.I. Zelada-Lambri, J.A. García, C.L. Matteo, P.A. Sorichetti

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 269, 336 (2011).


[2] Enhanced pervaporative desulfurization by polydimethylsiloxane membranes embedded with silver/silica core–shell microspheres  

Ruijian Cao, Xiongfei Zhang, Hong Wu, Jingtao Wang, Xiaofei Liu, Zhongyi Jiang

Journal of Hazardous Materials 187, 324 (2011).


 [3] Development and characterization of micropores in carbon molecular sieve membrane for gas separation  

Ywu-Jang Fu, uo-Sung Liao, Chien-Chieh Hu, ueir-Rarn Lee, Juin-Yih Lai

Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 24 February 2011.


[4] The free volume of poly(vinyl methylether) as computed in a wide temperature range and at length scales up to the nanoregion

Dušan Račko, S. Capponi, F. Alvarez, and J. Colmenero

J. Chem. Phys. 134, 044512 (2011). 


[5] Novel interfacially-polymerized polyamide thin-film composite membranes: Studies on characterization, pervaporation, and positron annihilation spectroscopy  

Wei-Chi Chao, Shu-Hsien Huang, Quanfu An, Der-Jang Liaw, Ying-Chi Huang, Kueir-Rarn Lee, Juin-Yih Lai

Polymer, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 31 March 2011.


[6] The free volume in acrylic resin/laponite nanocomposite coatings

G. Choudalais, A.D. Gotsis, H. Schut, S.J. Picen

European Polymer Journal 47, 264 (2011).


[7] Testing of the structure of macromolecular polymer films containing solid active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) particles  

É. Bölcsei, . Süvegh, T. Mare, G. Regdon Jr., . Pintye-Hódi

Radiation Physics and Chemistry, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 10 March 2011.


[8] Positron annihilation and broadband dielectric spectroscopy: A series of propylene glycols  

J. Bartoš, O. Šauša, M. öhler, H. Švajdlenová, P. Lunenheimer, J. rištia, A. Loidl

Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 357, 376 (2011).


[9] Free volume distribution at the Teflon AF®/silicon interfaces probed by a slow positron beam

Stephan Harms, laus Rätze, Vladimir Zaporojtcheno, Franz Faupel, Werner Egger, Luca Ravelli

Polymer 52, 505 (2011).

[10] Void volume variations in contact lens polymers

P. Sane, F. Tuomisto, J.M. Holopainen

Contact Lens and Anterior Eye 34, 2 (2011).


[11] Free volume, adhesion, and viscoelastic properties of model nanostructured pressure-sensitive adhesive based on stoichiometric complex of poly(N-vinyl pyrrolidone) and poly(ethylene glycol) of disparate chain lengths

Mikhail M. Feldstein, Eugenia V. Bermesheva, Y. C. Jean, Gauri P. Misra and Ronald A. Siegel

Journal of Applied Polymer Science 119, 2408 (2011).


[12] Poly(acrylonitrile-co-methyl acrylate) copolymers: Correlation between copolymer composition, morphology and positron annihilation lifetime parameters

E. Zengeni, P. C. Hartmann, R. D. Sanderson and P. E. Mallon

Journal of Applied Polymer Science 119, 1060 (2011).


[13] Study on soluble polyaniline by positron annihilation technique

Ananya Dan, P. K. Sengupta and Bichitra N. Ganguly

Journal of Applied Polymer Science 119, 2554 (2011).


[14] Characterization and pervaporation dehydration of heat-treatment PAN hollow fiber membranes

Hui-An Tsai, Yue-Ling Ye, ueir-Rarn Lee, Shu-Hsien Huang, Maw-Cherng Suen, Juin-Yih Lai

Journal of Membrane Science 368, 254 (2011).


[15] Characterization of dimethacrylate polymeric networks: A study of the crosslined structure formed by monomers used in dental composites  

Carmem S. Pfeifer, Zachary R. Shelton, Roberto R. Braga, Dario Windmoller, José C. Machado, Jeffrey W. Stansbury

European Polymer Journal 47, 162 (2011).


[16] Nondestructive Evaluation of Critical Properties of Thin Porous Films

Mikhail R. Baklanov, Denis Shamiryan

Porous Polymers 205–245, (2011)


Developmental Works


[1] Performance evaluation of real-time motion tracking using positron emission fiducial markers

Marc Chamberland, Richard Wassenaar, Benjamin Spencer, and Tong Xu

Med. Phys. 38, 810 (2011). 


[2] Optimization of three-dimensional positron annihilation spectroscopy system (3DPASS) for three-dimensional momentum measurements

Christopher S. Williams, Larry W. Burggraf, Paul E. Adamson, James C. Petrosky

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 629, 175 (2011).


[3]  A simplified digital positron lifetime spectrometer based on a fast digital oscilloscope

Li Hui, Shao Yundong, Zhou ai, Pang Jingbiao, Wang Zhu

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 625, 29 (2011).


[4] The development and performance of UV-enhanced APD-arrays for high resolution PET imaging coupled with pixelized Pr:LuAG crystal  

M. Yoshino, J. ataoa, T. Naamori, H. Matsuda, T. Miura, Y. Ishiawa, N. awabata, Y. Matsunaga, . amada, Y. Usui, A. Yoshiawa, T. Yanagida

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available online 30 March 2011.

[5] A compact positron annihilation lifetime spectrometer

Li Dao-Wu , Liu Jun-Hui , Zhang Zhi-Ming , Wang Bao-Yi , Zhang Tian-Bao and  Wei Long

Chinese Phys. C 35, 100 (2011).


[6]  A TOF-PET prototype with position sensitive PMT readout

Chen Jin-Da , Xu Hu-Shan , Hu Zheng-Guo , Chen Ruo-Fu , Tang Bin , Yue Ke , Yu Yu-Hong , Zhang Xue-Heng , Kong Jie , Zang Yong-Dong , Wang Jian-Song , Sun Zhi-Yu and  Guo Zhong-Yan

Chinese Phys. C 35, 61 (2011).


Positron Physics


[1] Time evolution of positron affinity trapping at embedded nanoparticles by age-momentum correlation

K. Inoue, Y. Nagai, Z. Tang, T. Toyama, Y. Hosoda, A. Tsuto, and M. Hasegawa

Phys. Rev. B 83 115459 (2011).  


[2] Positron collisions with molecular hydrogen: cross sections and annihilation parameters calculated using the R-matrix with pseudo-states method

Rui Zhang , K L Baluja , Jan Franz and  Jonathan Tennyson

J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 44, 035203 (2011).


Positronium studies


[1] Positronium signature in organic liquid scintillators for neutrino experiments

D. Franco, G. Consolati, and D. Trezzi

Phys. Rev. C 83, 015504 (2011). 


[2] Chemical Quenching of Positronium in CuO/Al2O3 Catalysts

Zhang Hong-Jun , Liu Zhe-Wen , Chen Zhi-Quan and  Wang Shao-Jie

Chinese Phys. Lett. 28, 017802 (2011).


[3] Positronium in binary mixture n-nonadecane + n-tricosane at high pressure

B. Zgardzińsa, T. Gowore, J. Wawryszczu, . Standziowsi

Chemical Physics 379, 116 (2011).


Particle Physics and Astrophysics


[1] Electron–positron energy deposition rate from neutrino pair annihilation on the rotation axis of neutron and quark stars

Z. Kovács, K. S. Cheng and T. Harko

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 411, 1503 (2011).


[2] Galactic positrons and electrons from dark matter and astrophysical sources

Roberto Lineros

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 630, 70 (2011).


[3] Primordial black hole as a source of the boost factor  

Ryo Saito, Satoshi Shirai

Physics Letters B 697, 95 (2011).


[4] PAMELA and electrons  

E. Mocchiutti, O. Adriani, G.C. Barbarino, G.A. Bazilevsaya, R. Bellotti, M. Boezio, E.A. Bogomolov, L. Bonechi, M. Bongi, V. Bonvicini, S. Borisov, S. Bottai, A. Bruno, F. Cafagna, D. Campana, R. Carbone, P. Carlson, M. Casolino, G. Castellini, L. Consiglio, et al.

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 630, 28 (2011).


[5] Dark  matter multi-wavelength constraints from synchrotron and inverse compton radiation  

A. Cuoco

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 630, 74 (2011).


[6] Search for trapped antihydrogen  

ALPHA Collaboration, G.B. Andresen, M.D. Ashezari, M. Baquero-Ruiz, W. Bertsche, P.D. Bowe, C.C. Bray, E. Butler, C.L. Cesar, S. Chapman, M. Charlton, J. Fajans, T. Friesen, M.C. Fujiwara, D.R. Gill, J.S. Hangst, W.N. Hardy, R.S. Hayano, M.E. Hayden, A.J. Humphries, et al.

Physics Letters B 695, 95 (2011).


[7] Indirect search for dark matter with micrOMEGAs_2.4

 G. Bélanger, F. Boudjema, P. Brun, A. Puhov, S. Rosier-Lees, P. Salati, A. Semenov

Computer Physics Communications 182, 842 (2011).


[8] PAMELA satellite data as a signal of non-thermal wino LSP dark matter  

Gordon ane, Ran Lu, Scott Watson

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 630, 82 (2011).


[9] Possible interpretations of the high energy cosmic ray electron spectrum measured with the Fermi space telescope  

D. Grasso, S. Profumo, A.W. Strong, L. Baldini, R. Bellazzini, E.D. Bloom, J. Bregeon, G. Di Bernardo, D. Gaggero, N. Giglietto, T. amae, L. Latronico, F. Longo, M.N. Mazziotta, A.A. Moiseev, A. Morselli, J.F. Ormes, M. Pesce-Rollins, M. Pohl, M. Razzano, et al.

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 630, 48 (2011).


[10] On the frequency of oscillations in the pair plasma generated by a strong electric field

A. Benedetti, W.-B. Han, R. Ruffini, G.V. Vereshchagin

Physics Letters B 698, 75 (2011).


[11] g-rays and the far-infrared–radio continuum correlation reveal a powerful Galactic Centre wind

R. M. Crocker, D. I. Jones, F. Aharonian, C. J. Law, F. Melia and J. Ott

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters 411, L11 (2011).


[12] Neutrino heating near hyper-accreting black holes

Ivan Zalamea and Andrei M. Beloborodov

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 410, 2302 (2011).


[13] Positron annihilation spectrum from the Galactic Centre region observed by SPI/INTEGRAL revisited: annihilation in a cooling ISM?

E. Churazov, S. Sazonov, S. Tsygankov, R. Sunyaev and D. Varshalovich

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 411, 1727 (2011).


[14] Electron-positron beams from terrestrial lightning observed with Fermi GBM  

Michael S. Briggs et al.

Geophys. Res. Lett. 38, L02808 (2011).