New Porosimetric Method Based on the 3γ Annihilation Rate. Applications to Materials Science and Medical Imaging
B. Jasińska and B. Zgardzińska
Institute of Physics, M. Curie-Skłodowska University, pl. M. Curie-Skłodowskiej 1, 20-031 Lublin, Poland
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A new parameter δ based on 3γ annihilation is proposed. It describes the porosity of the materials containing small intermolecular voids below 1 nm. It can be applied to material investigation to compare changes in the material porosity depending on temperature or pressure as well as to study of ageing or manufacturing processes. Particularly it is dedicated to prepare the new imaging method and can be used during positron emission tomography diagnosis allowing determination the kind or stage of pathogenic alteration.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.132.1616
topics: positron annihilation, positronium, 3γ annihilation, porosity, positron emission tomography, medical imaging