Positron and positronium trapping in heat treated zeolites (Ceramics), the effect of swift heavy ion irradiation

P. Major, Zs Kajcsos, L. Liszkay, P. Zalán, C. Kosanović, S. Bosnar, B. Subotić, K. Lázar, V. A. Skuratov, K. Havancsák, P. M. Gordo, M. F.Ferreira Marques

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A systematic study of zeolite precursor gels, zeolites, and products of their recrystallization to ceramics was carried out in presence of various alkali ions. The investigation of radiation damage induced by high-energy ion beam irradiation with swift heavy ions (Bi ions at 670 MeV energy with 4 × 1012 ion/cm2 fluence) was also included. The shortening of lifetimes found after irradiation in ceramics might probably be ascribed to interactions of o-Ps with free radicals and other quenching agents created through the ion irradiation. These lifetime-shortening interactions probably partly hide the o-Ps trapping in free volume sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1441-1446
Number of pages6
JournalActa Physica Polonica A
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2008


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