Metals and Alloys


1.Defect structures in nickel and SUS304SS formed by the collapse of cavitation bubbles

T. Yoshiie, K. Sato, Q. Xu, M. Komatsu, M. Futakawa, T. Naoe, M. Kawai

Journal of Nuclear Materials 398, 227 (2010).


2. Effect of magnetic field on the corrosion of iron and St20 steel as studied by positron annihilation

Ryszard Pietrzak, Roman Szatanik

Physica Status Solidi (b), Available online March 2010.


3. Non-destructive evaluation of plasticity and prediction of fatigue failure in industrial aluminium alloys with positrons

M. Wirtz, P. Eich, M. Haaks, Th. Loewenhoff, K. Maier

Physica Status Solidi (a), Available online February 2010.


4. Recrystallization in subsurface zone seen by positron annihilation

Jerzy Dryzek, Anna Kozłowska

Tribology International 43, 447 (2010).


5. A study of annealing stages in commercial pure Cu using mechanical measurements and positron annihilation lifetime technique

I.K. Bishay, E. Hassan Aly, F.A. Saadallah

Materials Science and Engineering: A, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online March 2010.


6. Positron annihilation studies of the interaction between oxygen impurities and nanovoids in neutron-irradiated vanadium

Z. Tang, T. Rewcharoon, Y. Nagai, M. Hasegawa

Acta Materialia 58, 1868 (2010).


7. Oxidation and thermal reduction of the Cu(1 0 0) surface as studied using positron annihilation induced Auger electron spectroscopy (PAES)

N.G. Fazleev, M.P. Nadesalingam, W. Maddox, S. Mukherjee, K. Rajeshwar, A.H. Weiss

Surface Science 604, 32 (2010).


8. Thermally activated precipitation at deformation-induced defects in Fe-Cu and Fe-Cu-B-N alloys studied by positron annihilation spectroscopy  

S. M. He, N. H. van Dijk, H. Schut, E. R. Peekstok, and S. van der Zwaag

Phys. Rev. B 81, 094103 (2010).  


9. Positron annihilation studies of microstructural changes in cold-worked Fe-Ni-base aging alloys

A.P. Druzhkov, D.A. Perminov

Materials Science and Engineering: A, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online  March 2010.


10. Definition of ionic transfer mechanisms based on positron annihilation studies in lithium batteries

Fu-Ming Wang, Chien-Chieh Hu, Shen-Chuan Lo, Yung-Yun Wang, Chi-Chao Wan

Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online  March 2010.


11. Grain fragmentation and twinning in deformed Zircaloy 2: Response to positron lifetime measurements

S.K. Sahoo, V.D. Hiwarkar, K.V. Mani Krishna, I. Samajdar, P. Pant, P.K. Pujari, G.K. Dey, D. Srivastav, R. Tiwari, S. Banerjee

Materials Science and Engineering: A 527, 1427 (2010).


12. Hardening and microstructural evolution in A533B steels under neutron irradiation and a direct comparison with electron irradiation

K. Fujii, H. Nakata, K. Fukuya, T. Ohkubo, K. Hono, Y. Nagai, M. Hasegawa, T. Yoshiie

Journal of Nuclear Materials, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online February 2010.

13. Effect of hydrogen on plastic strain localization in single crystals of austenitic stainless steel

Y. Yagodzinskyy, T. Saukkonen, S. Kilpeläinen, F. Tuomisto, H. Hänninen

Scripta Materialia 62, 155 (2010).


14. Effect of thermal annealing on the local structure in ZrCuAl bulk metallic glass

Akito Ishii, Akihiro Iwase, Yuka Fukumoto, Yoshihiko Yokoyama, Toyohiko J. Konno, Fuminobu Hori

Journal of Alloys and Compounds, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 18 February 2010.




1. Positron annihilation depth-profiling as a promising tool for the structural analysis of light-soaked a-Si:H absorber layers

S. W. H. Eijt, H. Zhu, H. Schut, M. Tijssen, M. Zeman

Physica Status Solidi (c) 7, 632 (2010).


2. Divacancies at room temperature in germanium

J. Slotte, K. Kuitunen, S. Kilpeläinen, F. Tuomisto, I. Capan

Thin Solid Films 518, 2314 (2010)


3. Photoluminescence and positron annihilation studies on Mg-doped nitrogen-polarity semipolar (10) GaN heteroepitaxial layers grown by metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy  

T. Onuma, A. Uedono, H. Asamizu, H. Sato, J. F. Kaeding, M. Iza, S. P. DenBaars, S. Nakamura, and S. F. Chichibu

Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 091913 (2010). 


4. Effect of V/III flux ratio on luminescence properties and defect formation of Er-doped GaN  

Shaoqiang Chen, Akira Uedono, Shoji Ishibashi, Shigeo Tomita, Hiroshi Kudo, and Katsuhiro Akimoto

Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 051907 (2010). 


5. Different origins of the yellow luminescence in as-grown high-resistance GaN and unintentional-doped GaN films  

F. J. Xu et al.

J. Appl. Phys. 107, 023528 (2010). 


6. The influence of indium surfactant on the electrical properties of GaN epilayers grown by metal-organic chemical vapour deposition

J Song , F J Xu , Z L Miao , S Huang , Y Wang , X Q Wang , B Shen , X B Qin , B Y Wang , X Q Shen and  H Okumura

J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 43, 145402 (2010).


7. Irradiation-induced defects in InN and GaN studied with positron annihilation

Floris Reurings, Filip Tuomisto, Werner Egger, Benjamin Löwe, Luca Ravelli, Stanislav Sojak, Zuzanna Liliental-Weber, Rebecca E. Jones, Kin M. Yu, Wladek Walukiewicz, William J. Schaff

Physica Status Solidi (a), Available online March 2010.


8. In-vacancies in Si-doped InN

C. Rauch, F. Reurings, F. Tuomisto, T. D. Veal, C. F. McConville, H. Lu, W. J. Schaff, C. S. Gallinat, G. Koblmüller, J. S. Speck, W. Egger, B. Löwe, L. Ravelli, S. Sojak

Physica Status Solidi (a), Available online March 2010.


9. Vacancy defect and defect cluster energetics in ion-implanted ZnO  

Yufeng Dong, F. Tuomisto, B. G. Svensson, A. Yu. Kuznetsov, and Leonard J. Brillson

Phys. Rev. B 81, 081201 (2010).  


10. Positron annihilation study of the interfacial defects in ZnO nanocrystals: Correlation with ferromagnetism  

Dong Wang, Z. Q. Chen, D. D. Wang, N. Qi, J. Gong, C. Y. Cao, and Z. Tang

J. Appl. Phys. 107, 023524 (2010). 




1. Defect studies of nanocrystalline zirconia powders and sintered ceramics  

Jakub Čížek, Oksana Melikhova, Ivan Procházka, Jan Kuriplach, Radomír Kužel, Gerhard Brauer, Wolfgang Anwand, Tatyana E. Konstantinova, and Igor A. Danilenko

Phys. Rev. B 81, 024116 (2010). 


2. Positron annihilation study in SmFeAsO and SmFeAsO0.82F0.18

Y. P. Hao et al.

Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 052507 (2010). 


3. Superconductivity without dependence on valence electron density in (Al, Zn, Co) doped YBCO systems

Zhang Yufeng, Wang Dandan, and Li Pinglin

Low Temp. Phys. 36, 162 (2010). 


4. Mixing of iron and molybdenum and photo-doping effect on Sr2FeMoO6

Y.C. Hu, Q. Ji, J.J. Ge, R.B. Xie, Z.S. Jiang, X.S. Wu, G.F. Cheng, Hairui Liu, Qingfeng Lu

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 492, 496 (2010).


5. Epitaxial DyScO3 films as passivation layers suppress the diffusion of oxygen vacancies in SrTiO3 

Guoliang Yuan , Kazunori Nishio , Mikk Lippmaa and  Akira Uedono

J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 43, 025301 (2010).




1. Optical and microstructural studies on electron irradiated PMMA: A positron annihilation study

Ismayil, V. Ravindrachary, R.F. Bhajantri, S.D. Praveena, Boja Poojary, Dhanadeep Dutta, P.K. Pujari

Polymer Degradation and Stability, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online  March 2010.


2. Open volume in bioadhesive detected by positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy

A Klaus Rätzke, Maja Wiegemann, Muhammad Qasim Shaikh, Stephan Harms, Rainer Adelung, Werner Egger, Peter Sperr

Acta Biomaterialia, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online  January 2010.


3. Applications of positron annihilation spectroscopy and molecular dynamics simulation to aromatic polyamide pervaporation membranes

Se-Tsung Kao, Yun-Hsuan Huang, Kuo-Sung Liao, Wei-Song Hung, Kai-Shiun Chang, Manuel De Guzman, Shu-Hsien Huang, Da-Ming Wang, Kuo-Lun Tung, Kueir-Rarn Lee, Juin-Yih Lai

Journal of Membrane Science 348, 117 (2010).


4. Positron annihilation lifetime and Doppler broadening study in 50 MeV Li3+ ion irradiated Polystyrene films

S. Asad Ali, Rajesh Kumar, P.M.G. Nambissan, F. Singh, Rajendra Prasad

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online  February 2010.


5. Positron annihilation study on thin-film composite pervaporation membranes: Correlation between polyamide fine structure and different interfacial polymerization conditions

Shu-Hsien Huang, Wei-Song Hung, Der-Jang Liaw, Hui-An Tsai, George J. Jiang, Kueir-Rarn Lee, Juin-Yih Lai

Polymer 51, 1370 (2010).


6. Effect of humidity and temperature on polymer electrolyte membrane (Nafion 117) studied by positron annihilation spectroscopy

Yuji Shibahara, Hemant S. Sodaye, Yoko Akiyama, Shigehiro Nishijima, Yoshihide Honda, Goro Isoyama, Seiichi Tagawa

Journal of Power Sources, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online  February 2010.


7. Radiation-induced molecular imprinting of d-glucose onto poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) matrices using various crosslinking agents

Zeliha Ateş, Olgun Güven

Radiation Physics and Chemistry 79, 219 (2010).


8. Dielectric permittivity of kaolinite heated to high temperatures

Karol Leluk, Kazimierz Orzechowski, Kazimierz Jerie, Andrzej Baranowski, Tadeusz SŁonka, Józef GŁowiński

Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online  February 2010.


9. Sorption, diffusion, and perm-selectivity of toluene vapor/nitrogen mixtures through polydimethylsiloxane membranes with two cross-linker densities

Shingjiang Jessie Lue, Chen Luen Tsai, Da-Tung Lee, K.P.O. Mahesh, Mu Yi Hua, Chien-Chieh Hu, Y.C. Jean, Kueir-Rarn Lee, Juin-Yih Lai

Journal of Membrane Science 349, 321 (2010).


10. The effect of moist heat treatment on the characteristic of starch-based composite materials coating with chitosan

Baofeng Lin, Yumin Du, Yanming Li, Xingquan Liang, Xiaoying Wang, Wen Deng, Xiaohui Wang, Lei Li, John F. Kennedy

Carbohydrate Polymers, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online  March 2010.


11. Evolution of Nanoscale Pore Structure in Coordination Polymers During Thermal and Chemical Exposure Revealed by Positron Annihilation

Ming Liu, Antek G. Wong-Foy, Richard S. Vallery, William E. Frieze, Jennifer K. Schnobrich, David W. Gidley, Adam J. Matzger

Advanced Materials, Available online January 2010.


12. The hydrogen bond and free volume property of poly(ether-urethane) irradiated by neutron

Z. Chen, W. Huang, P. F. Fang, W. Yu, S. J. Wang, J. Xiong, Y. S. Xu

Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 48, 381 (2010).


13. Modification of cyanate ester resin by hydroxyl-terminated liquid butadiene-acrylonitrile rubber and free volume properties of their composites

 Zeng Minfeng, Sun Xudong, Yao Xiandong, Wang Yun, Zhang Mingzhu, Wang Baoyi, Qi Chenze

Journal of Applied Polymer Science 115, 338 (2010).


14. Thermosensitive polyurethane film and finished leather with controllable water vapor permeability

Huanhuan Shi, Yi Chen, Haojun Fan, Jun Xiang, Bi Shi

Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Available online March 2010.


15. Epoxy and hyperbranched polymer blends: Morphology and free volume

Debdatta Ratna, George P. Simon

Journal of Applied Polymer Science 117, 557 (2010).


16. Metal ion binding properties of novel wool powders

Radhika Naik, Guiqing Wen, Dharmaprakash MS, Sabrina Hureau, Akira Uedono, Xungai Wang, Xin Liu, Peter G. Cookson, Suzanne V. Smith

Journal of Applied Polymer Science 115, 1642 (2010).




1. Size distributions of nanoscopic holes in Ti/h-BN and Ti/B nanocomposites

J. Čížek, I. Procházka, O. S. Morozova, C. Borchers, and A. Pundt

J. Appl. Phys. 107, 043509 (2010). 


2. Simultaneously enhanced methanol barrier and proton conductive properties of phosphorylated titanate nanotubes embedded nanocomposite membranes

Jingtao Wang, Yuning Zhao, Weiqiang Hou, Jiaqing Geng, Lulu Xiao, Hong Wu, Zhongyi Jiang

Journal of Power Sources 195, 1015 (2010).


3. Chitosan/titanate Nanotube Hybrid Membrane with Low Methanol Crossover for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

J. Geng, Z. Jiang, J. Wang, Y. Shi, D. Yang, L. Xiao

Chemical Engineering & Technology 33, 244 (2010).


Developmental works


1. Recent Advances and Future Advances in Time-of-Flight PET

William W. Moses

AIP Conf. Proc. 1204, 119 (2010). 


2. Positron remoderation by gas cooling within an electric drift field

Benjamin Löwe, Klaus Schreckenbach, Christoph Hugenschmidt

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 268, 529 (2010).


3. Detectors and physics at VEPP-2000

B.I. Khazin

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online March 2010.


Positron Physics


1. Resonant positron annihilation in ammonia

G F Gribakin

J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 199, 012013 (2010).


2. Analysis of experimental positron-molecule binding energies

J R Danielson , J A Young and  C M Surko

J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 199, 012012 (2010).


Positronium Physics


1. Free volumes evolution during desorption of n-heptane from silica with regular pore geometry. Positron annihilation study

J. Goworek, R. Zaleski, W. Buda, A. Kierys

Applied Surface Science, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online January 2010.


2. Revealing the Microstructural Changes in Tissues In-Situ with Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy

Petri Sane, Filip Tuomisto, Ilpo Vattulainen, Juha Holopainen

Biophysical Journal 98, 663a (2010).


3. Correlation between the free volume and the metoprolol tartrate release of Metolose patches

József Papp, Virág Szente, Károly Süvegh, Romána Zelkó

Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis 51, 244 (2010).


4. Free volume and crystallinity of poly(ethylene naphthalate) treated in pressurized carbon dioxide

Anna Andersson, Wentao Zhai, Jian Yu, Jiasong He, Frans H.J. Maurer

Polymer 51, 146 (2010).


5. Influence of starch and glycerol on the properties of chitosan by positron annihilation spectroscopy

J M. Abd El Wahab, E. S. Abdou

Journal of Applied Polymer Science 116, 2874 (2010).


6. Positronium lifetime in supercooled 1-butanol. Search for polyamorphism

B. Zgardzińska, M. Paluch, T. Goworek

Chemical Physics Letters, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online March 2010.


7. Free volume and polymeric structure analyses of aromatic polyamide membranes: A molecular simulation and experimental study

Kai-Shiun Chang, Yun-Hsuan Huang, Kueir-Rarn Lee, Kuo-Lun Tung

Journal of Membrane Science, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online March 2010.


8. Porosity evolution of VP-DVB/MCM-41 nanocomposite

Radoslaw Zaleski, Wojciech Stefaniak, Malgorzata Maciejewska, Jacek Goworek

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 343, 134 (2010).


Particle Physics & Astrophysics


1. Precise Determination of the Strong Coupling Constant at NNLO in QCD from the Three-Jet Rate in Electron–Positron Annihilation at LEP  

G. Dissertori, A. Gehrmann-DeRidder, T. Gehrmann, E. W. N. Glover, G. Heinrich, and H. Stenzel

Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 072002 (2010).  


2. Electron–positron pairs in physics and astrophysics: From heavy nuclei to black holes

Remo Ruffini, Gregory Vereshchagin, She-Sheng Xue

Physics Reports 487, 1 (2010).


3. Dark matter as a guide toward a light gluino at the LHC

Daniel Feldman, Gordon Kane, Ran Lu, Brent D. Nelson

Physics Letters B 687, 363 (2010).


4. Positron annihilation on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon molecules in the interstellar medium

N. Guessoum, P. Jean, W. Gillard

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society  402, 1171 (2010).


5. Restrictions on the injection energy of positrons annihilating near the Galactic Centre

D. O. Chernyshov, K.-S. Cheng, V. A. Dogiel, C.-M. Ko, W.-H. Ip

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 403, 817 (2010).


6. Positron annihilation spectroscopy using high-energy photons

Maik Butterling, Wolfgang Anwand, Gerhard Brauer, Thomas E. Cowan, Andreas Hartmann, Marco Jungmann, Krasimir Kosev, Reinhard Krause-Rehberg, Arnold Krille, Ronald Schwengner, Andreas Wagner

Physica Status Solidi (a) 207, 334 (2010).


7. Electron–positron energy deposition rate from neutrino pair annihilation in the equatorial plane of rapidly rotating neutron and quark stars

Z. Kovács, K. S. Cheng, T. Harko

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 402, 1714 (2010).


8. Structure of the a1ρπ vertex

P. Lichard, M. Vojík

Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements 198, 212 (2010).