Positronium in Normal Alkanes


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A review of data about positron annihilation lifetime in normal alkanes is presented. It was found that positronium in rigid phase locates in the interlamellar gap, while in the rotator one in free volumes inside lamellae. Interesting effects seem to be: identity of o-Ps lifetime in rotator and liquid phase in long chain alkanes; appearance of “premature” rotator phase in nonadecane with low tricosane admixture, long-term relaxation after the changes of temperature or pressure in some binary mixtures, formation of porous structure at solidification of argon saturated alkane under high pressure.



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Jozef Krištiak, Jan Kuriplach and Pradeep K. Pujari




T. Goworek et al., "Positronium in Normal Alkanes", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 733, pp. 67-74, 2013

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November 2012




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