Positron annihilation study of a low-molecular-weight organic glass-forming liquid (BMMPC)

Sz Vass, A. Patkowski, E. W. Fischer, K. Süvegh, A. Vértes

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)


Positron lifetime spectra were obtained from 1,1-bis(paramethoxy-meta- methylphenyl)-cyclohexane (BMMPC) vs. temperature T between 23 and 348 K. At low temperatures, almost up to the glass transition at Tg, a fast pick-off annihilation mechanism is proposed for explaining the variations in the annihilation parameters of positronium (Ps). Above the Vogel temperature T0 the lifetime of o-Ps is coherently interpreted in terms of a thermodynamic model which assumes the molecules to occupy solid- and liquid-like states. The transition temperature of the model calculated from o-Ps lifetimes is significantly less by ∼ 20 - 30 K than that obtained from all other physical quantities available, including free positron lifetimes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-820
Number of pages6
JournalEurophysics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Cite this