Metals and Alloys


[1] Effect of solute atom concentration on vacancy cluster formation in neutron-irradiated Ni alloys

Koichi Sato, Daiki Itoh, Toshimasa Yoshiie, Qiu Xu, Akihiro Taniguchi, Takeshi Toyama

Journal of Nuclear Materials 417, 963 (2011).


[2] Point defect processes during incubation period of void growth in austenitic stainless steels, Ti-modified 316SS

T. Yoshiie, X.Z. Cao, K. Sato, K. Miyawaki, Q. Xu

Journal of Nuclear Materials 417, 968 (2011).


[3] Characterization of quenched-in vacancies in Fe–Al alloys

J. Čížek, F. Lukáč, I. Procházka, R. Kužel, Y. Jirásková, D. Janičkovič, W. Anwand, G. Brauer

Physica B: Condensed Matter, In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available online 30 December 2011.


[4] Positron annihilation spectroscopy on binary Fe–Cr alloys and ferritic/martensitic steels after neutron irradiation

Marlies Lambrecht, Lorenzo Malerba

Acta Materialia 59, 6547 (2011).


[5] Post-irradiation annealing behavior of microstructure and hardening of a reactor pressure vessel steel studied by positron annihilation and atom probe tomography

A. Kuramoto, T. Toyama, T. Takeuchi, Y. Nagai, M. Hasegawa, T. Yoshiie, Y. Nishiyama

Journal of Nuclear Materials, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 20 October 2011.


[6] Vacancy defects in a stress-corrosion-cracked Type 304 stainless steel investigated by positron annihilation spectroscopy

A. Yabuuchi, M. Maekawa, A. Kawasuso

Journal of Nuclear Materials 419, 9 (2011).


[7] High temperature annealing of Xe implanted ZrC0.95O0.05 investigated by RBS, TEM and PAS-DBS

G. Gutierrez, N. Toulhoat, N. Moncoffre, Y. Pipon, N. Djourelov, A. Maître, M. Gendre, P. Nedelec

Progress in Nuclear Energy, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 28 October 2011.


[8] Phase transformations in MgTbNd alloy

Bohumil Smola, Ivana Stulíková, Jaroslava Černá, Jakub Čížek and Martin Vlach

Physica Status Solidi (a) 208, 2741 (2011).


[9] Depth profiling of defects in ion-implanted Ni and Fe by positron annihilation measurements

A. Kinomura, R. Suzuki, T. Ohdaira, N. Oshima, K. Ito, Y. Kobayashi

Surface and Coatings Technology  206, 834 (2011).


[10] Electronic structure and Fermi surface of the weak ferromagnet Ni3Al

A. S. Hamid, A. Uedono, Zs. Major, T. D. Haynes, J. Laverock, M. A. Alam, S. B. Dugdale, and D. Fort

Phys. Rev. B 84, 235107 (2011).  


[11] Effects of dislocations on thermal helium desorption from nickel and iron

X.Z. Cao, Q. Xu, K. Sato, T. Yoshiie

Journal of Nuclear Materials 417, 1034 (2011).


[12] Positron annihilation lifetime measurements of austenitic stainless and ferritic/martensitic steels irradiated in the SINQ target irradiation program

K. Sato, Q. Xu, T. Yoshiie, Y. Dai, K. Kikuchi Journal of Nuclear Materials, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 13 November 2011.


[13] Positron annihilation lifetime study of oxide dispersion strengthened steels

V. Krsjak, Z. Szaraz, P. Hähner

Journal of Nuclear Materials, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 2 December 2011.


[14] Non-destructive examination of helium implanted HTRs construction materials

Jana Veterníková, Jarmila Degmová, Simo Kilpeläinen, Vladimír Slugeň, Filip Tuomisto, Jyrki Räisänen, Vladimír Kršjak, Martin Petriska, Stanislav Sojak, Róbert Hinca, Matúš Stacho

Nuclear Engineering and Design, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 22 October 2011.


[15] Vacancy-type defects and hardness of helium implanted CLAM steel studied by positron-annihilation spectroscopy and nano-indentation technique

Yong Xin, Xin Ju, Jie Qiu, Liping Guo, Jihong Chen, Zheng Yang, Peng Zhang, Xinzhong Cao, Baoyi Wang Fusion Engineering and Design, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 30 December 2011.


Compound Semiconductors


[1] On the formation of vacancy defects in III-nitride semiconductors

F. Tuomisto, J.-M. Mäki, C. Rauch, I. Makkonen

Journal of Crystal Growth, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 13 December 2011.


 [2] Post-growth annealing induced change of conductivity in As-doped ZnO grown by radio frequency magnetron sputtering

C. K. To, B. Yang, S. C. Su, C. C. Ling, C. D. Beling, and S. Fung

J. Appl. Phys. 110, 113521 (2011).


[3] Identification of defect properties by positron annihilation in Te-doped GaAs after Cu in-diffusion

M. Elsayed, R. Krause-Rehberg, W. Anwand, M. Butterling, and B. Korff

Phys. Rev. B 84, 195208 (2011).   


[4] Defect evolution and impurity migration in Na-implanted ZnO

Pekka T. Neuvonen, Lasse Vines, Vishnukanthan Venkatachalapathy, Asier Zubiaga, Filip Tuomisto, Anders Hallén, Bengt G. Svensson, and Andrej Yu. Kuznetsov

Phys. Rev. B 84 205202 (2011). 


[5] Vacancy defects in CdTe thin films

D. J. Keeble, J. D. Major, L. Ravelli, W. Egger, and K. Durose

Phys. Rev. B 84, 174122 (2011). 


[6] Evidence of cation vacancy induced room temperature ferromagnetism in Li-N codoped ZnO thin films

B. Y. Zhang et al.

Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 182503 (2011). 


[7] Identification of the pressure-induced phase transition of ZnSe with the positron annihilation method

Liu Jian-Dang, Cheng Bin, Zhang Jie , Zhang Li-Juan, Weng Hui-Min and Ye Bang-Jiao  

Chinese Phys. B 20 108105 (2011).


Glasses, Ceramics and Oxides


[1] Compositional dependences of average positron lifetime in binary As–S/Se glasses

A. Ingram, R. Golovchak, M. Kostrzewa, S. Wacke, M. Shpotyuk, O. Shpotyuk

Physica B: Condensed Matter, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 7 December 2011.


[2] Critical comments on speculations with open and closed “free-volume defects … in ion-conducting Ag/AgI-As2S3 glasses …”

O. Shpotyuk, J. Filipecki, M. Hyla, A. Ingram

Solid State Ionics, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 30 December 2011.


[3] On the atomistic origin of radiation-structural relaxation in chalcogenide glasses: the results of positron annihilation study

Ya. Shpotyuk, A. Ingram, J. Filipecki and M. Hyla

Physica Status Solidi (c) 8, 3163 (2011).


[4] Electron beam irradiation effects in Trombay nuclear waste glass

M. Mohapatra, R.M. Kadam, R.K. Mishra, D. Dutta, P.K. Pujari, C.P. Kaushik, R.J. Kshirsagar, B.S. Tomar, S.V. Godbole

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 269, 2057 (2011).


[5] Microstructures and Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy of Nearly Stoichiometric ZrC Coating Layers for Advanced High-temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor Fuel

Jun Aihara, Masaki Maekawa, Shohei Ueta, Atsuo Kawasuso and Kazuhiro Sawa

Journal of the American Ceramic Society 94, 4516 (2011).


[6] Preparation and Characterization of Ni Mg Nano-Particle Ferrites

Gh. F. Ali, S. A. Saafan, T. Sharshar, and M. K. El Nimr

AIP Conf. Proc. 1370, 133 (2011).  


[7] Annealing study of titanium oxide nanotube arrays

B. Yang, C.K. Ng, M.K. Fung, C.C. Ling, A.B. Djurišić, S. Fung

Materials Chemistry and Physics 130, 1227 (2011).


[8] Structural characterization and porosity analysis in self-supported porous alumina-silica thin films

T.H.Y. Tran, H. Schut, W.G. Haije, J. Schoonman

Thin Solid Films 520, 30 (2011).


[9]  Suppression of vacancy defects in epitaxial La-doped SrTiO3 films

D. J. Keeble, B. Jalan, L. Ravelli, W. Egger, G. Kanda, and S. Stemmer

Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 232905 (2011). 


[10] Correlation between interfacial defects and ferromagnetism of BaTiO3 nanocrystals studied by positron annihilation

Zhi-Yuan Chen, Z.Q. Chen, D.D. Wang, S.J. Wang

Applied Surface Science 258, 19 (2011).




[1] Enhanced performance in pervaporation of supercritical carbon dioxide treated poly[1-(trimethylsilyl)-1-propyne] membranes

Stan Claes, Pieter Vandezande, Steven Mullens, Marlies K. Van Bael, Frans H.J. Maurer

Journal of Membrane Science 382, 177 (2011).


[2] Experimental and molecular simulation investigations on interfacial characteristics of gelatin/polyacrylonitrile composite pervaporation membrane

Jing Zhao, Jing Ma, Jing Chen, Fusheng Pan, Zhongyi Jiang

Chemical Engineering Journal 178, 1 (2011).


[3] Structural investigations and swelling behavior of 6FDA copolyimide thin films

Roman Konietzny, Christoph Barth, Stephan Harms, Klaus Raetzke, Patrick Koelsch and Claudia Staudt

Polymer International  60, 1670 (2011).


[4] Characterization of fouled nanofiltration membranes using positron annihilation spectroscopy

Dipankar Nanda, Kuo-Lun Tung, Wei-Song Hung, Chia-Hao Lo, Yan-Ching Jean, Kueir-Rarn Lee, Chien-Chieh Hu, Juin-Yih Lai

Journal of Membrane Science 382, 124 (2011).


[5] Gas transport and free volume in hexafluoropropylene polymers

N.A. Belov, A.A. Zharov, A.V. Shashkin, M.Q. Shaikh, K. Raetzke, Yu.P. Yampolskii

Journal of Membrane Science 383, 70 (2011).


[6] The impact of water and hydrocarbon concentration on the sensitivity of a polymer-based quartz crystal microbalance sensor for organic compounds

Bobby Pejcic, Emma Crooke, Cara M. Doherty, Anita J. Hill, Matthew Myers, Xiubin Qi, Andrew Ross

Analytica Chimica Acta 703, 70 (2011).


[7] Using X-ray tomography, PALS and Raman spectroscopy for characterization of inhibitors in epoxy coatings

A.E. Hughes, S. Mayo, Y.S. Yang, T. Markley, S.V. Smith, S. Sellaiyan, A. Uedono, S.G. Hardin, T.H. Muster

Progress in Organic Coatings, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 28 December 2011.


[8] The evolution of poly(hydroxyamide amic acid) to poly(benzoxazole) via stepwise thermal cyclization: Structural changes and gas transport properties

Huan Wang, Songlin Liu, Tai-Shung Chung, Hongmin Chen, Yan-Ching Jean, Kumari Pallathadka Pramoda

Polymer 52, 5127 (2011).


Positronium Physics


[1] The role of positronium decoherence in positron annihilation in matter

M. Pietrow, P. Słomski

Physics Letters A 375, 3872 (2011).


[2] Effect of water on glass transition in starch/sucrose matrices investigated through positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy: a new approach  

Sandeep Kumar Sharma, Abdelhadi Zaydouri, Gaëlle Roudaut, and Gilles Duplâtre

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 19338 (2011).


Developmental work


[1] Gamma-induced Positron Spectroscopy (GiPS) at a superconducting electron linear accelerator

Maik Butterling, Wolfgang Anwand, Thomas E. Cowan, Andreas Hartmann, Marco Jungmann, Reinhard Krause-Rehberg, Arnold Krille, Andreas Wagner

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 269, 2623 (2011).


[2] A modular positron camera for the study of industrial processes

T.W. Leadbeater, D.J. Parker

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 652, 646 (2011).


[3] General relativistic ray-tracing algorithm for the determination of the electron–positron energy deposition rate from neutrino pair annihilation around rotating neutron and quark stars

Z. Kovács and T. Harko

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical SocietyVolume 417, 2330 (2011).




[1] Constraining dark matter properties with gamma-rays from the Galactic Center with Fermi–LAT

Nicolás Bernal, Sergio Palomares-Ruiz

Nuclear Physics B, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 27 December 2011.


[2] Study of TOF PET using Cherenkov light

S. Korpar, R. Dolenec, P. Križan, R. Pestotnik, A. Stanovnik

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 654, 532 (2011).


[3] A Direction-Sensitive Detector for Electron Antineutrinos

F. D. Brooks, M. Drosg, and F. D. Smit

AIP Conf. Proc. 1412, 177 (2011). 


[4] Dark matter search with the ANTARES neutrino telescope

Juan de Dios Zornoza, On behalf of the ANTARES Collaboration

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available online 27 December 2011.