In this paper we show that there exists a linear relationship between the size of a cavity where an ortho-positronium (o-Ps) atom annihilates by the 'pick-off" mechanism and the total free volume of the molecular liquid or polymer under consideration. This relationship is used to determine the free volume of electron irradiated poly(aryl-ether-ether-ketone) (PEEK) samples and the result is compared with that obtained from gas diffusivity measurements.
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Evaluation of polymer free volume by positron annihilation and gas diffusivity measurements / Y. Kobayashi, K. Haraya and S. Hattori // Polymer. – 1994. – Vol 35. – P. 925-928.