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Special Issue "Positron Annihilation Spectroscopies in Condensed Matter"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Macromolecules".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 91

Special Issue Editors

Department of Aerospace Science and Technology, Politecnico di Milano, Via La Masa 34, Milano, Italy
Interests: glass transition; irradiation effects; amorphous polymers; differential scanning calorimetry; X-ray powder diffraction; positron annihilation; free volume
Prof. Dr. Chunqing He
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Guest Editor
Key Laboratory of Nuclear Solid-State Physics Hubei Province, School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
Interests: positron annihilation; defects; free volumes; pores; membranes; thin films; polymers; fuel cells; supercapacitors; metal-organic frameworks (MOFs); porous materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

The search for new materials with good performance that are also sustainable for the environment requires a suitable combination of advanced methods to understand their structural features, from macro- to nanoscales. Among the techniques able to supply information about the properties of a material at an atomic level, positron annihilation offers several advantages: it is non-destructive and is able to detect sub-nanometric cavities, such as vacancies in metals, voids in porous materials, and free volume holes in polymers. Furthermore, using a beam of monoenergetic positrons, it is possible to explore different subsurface layers of material.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect reviews as well as original research articles on this technique, showing its capability to potentially investigate any kind of material, from metals to semiconductors and non-metallic systems.

Dr. Giovanni Consolati
Prof. Dr. Chunqing He
Guest Editors

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  • defects
  • Doppler broadening of the annihilation radiation lineshape
  • free volume
  • porous materials
  • positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy
  • vacancy
  • vacancy clusters

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