Announcements History Updates

From the LOC
PPC13 (on-site conference) will be held in Kanazawa Japan from October 27, 2024.
Further details will be announced soon.
Welcome to PPC13
It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 13th International Workshop on Positron and Positronium Chemistry (PPC13). The workshop will be held from 27th October to 1st November 2024 in Kanazawa, Japan, actually 30(+4)-years anniversary from the first PPC.
The workshop is intended to bring together scientists and researchers interested in studying various aspects of positron and positronium chemistry and to report on recent progress, achievements as well as on novel experimental and theoretical methods in this field. The primary scope of the meeting is the direct exchange of that information concerning various research disciplines specified bellow.
  1. Fundamental aspects of positron and Ps chemistry (interaction of positron and Ps with atoms, molecules or solid matter, Ps formation etc.)
  2. Positron chemistry for antimatter (antihydrogen, Ps, etc.) production
  3. Theoretical and computational chemistry for positron and Ps species
  4. Polymers and soft matter
  5. Liquids and multiphase systems
  6. Surfaces, interfaces, membranes and layered structures
  7. Porous materials, nanostructured and confined systems
  8. Materials for industrial applications (nuclear, hydrogen energy technology etc.)
  9. Other non-metallic solids
  10. Biological and medical applications of positron and Ps (e.g. Positron Emission Tomography)
  11. Advances in experimental techniques, including positron beams
  • A. Alam (UK) Chair
  • M. Butterling (Germany)
  • G. Consolati (Italy)
  • C.Q. He (China)
  • K. Ito (Japan) Secretary
  • J. Kuriplach (Czech Republic)
  • H.F.M. Mohamed (Egypt)
  • Y. Nagashima (Japan)
  • O. Šauša (Slovakia)
  • D.M. Schrader (USA) Emeritus
  • F. Selim (USA)
  • S.V. Stepanov (Russia)
  • K. Sudarshan (India)
  • R. Zaleski (Poland)
  • Tetsuya Hirade (JAEA, Japan) Chair
  • Yasuyuki Nagashima (Tokyo Sci. Univ., Japan) co-Chair
  • Kenji Ito (AIST, Japan) Secretariat
  • Masanori Fujinami (Chiba Univ., Japan)
  • Brian O'Rourke (AIST, Japan) Proceedings
  • Toshitaka Oka (JAEA, Japan) Publicity
  • Masanori Tachikawa (Yokohoma City Univ., Japan)
  • Kiminori Sato (Tokyo Gakugei Univ., Japan)
  • Nagayasu Oshima (AIST, Japan)
  • Koji Michishio (AIST, Japan)
  • Luca Chiari (Chiba Univ., Japan)
  • Yugo Nagata (Tokyo Sci. Univ., Japan)
  • Yoshinori Kobayashi (Waseda Univ., Japan) Emeritus
The workshop will be held at the Kanazawa Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the downtown area of Kanazawa, Japan, accessible by Shinkansen from Tokyo, as well as by domestic and international flights from Haneda, Narita, Fukuoka, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei and Hong Kong.
Important dates
  • 1st announcement: October, 2023
  • Call for abstract: announced later
  • Deadline for abstract submission: announced later
  • Deadline for early bird registration: announced later
  • Final announcement: announced later
  • Workshop period: announced later
  • Deadline for submission of manuscripts: announced later
Workshop registration will open around March 2024.
It will be planned to publish the workshop proceedings.
1st announcement published later
At the begining (From the preface of PPC-3)
The first PPC, that is, PPC-3 was convinced at ICPA-8 (Gent, Belgium, 1988) by several chemists and chemically oriented physicists, who met informally at dinner. Their feeling evolved in the conversation that three years between the triennial ICPA meetings is too long for the "rapidly" developing field at that time. Accordingly, it was decided to start a series of chemical meetings timed to come between the ICPA meetings.
It was realized that two previous meetings,
1. A positron workshop organized by H. J. Ache and D. M. Schrader in Blackburg, Virginia in 1979,
2. International Symposium on Positron Annihilation Studies of Fluids, organized by S. C. Sharma in Arlington, Texas in 1987,
could be interpreted as precursors, hence the "3" in PPC-3.
History of PPC
  1. A positron workshop organized by H. J. Ache and D. M. Schrader in Blackburg, Virginia in 1979.
    Prceedings: not published, besides, some papers are included in Positron and Positronium Chemistry, edited by D. M. Schrader and Y. C. Jean, Elsevier, 1988. (ISBN-13: 978-0444430090)
  2. International Symposium on Positron Annihilation Studies of Fluids, organized by S. C. Sharma in Arlington, Texas in 1987.
    Prceedings: same title, World Scientific (ISBN-13: 978-9971504724)
    Group photo
  3. Organized by Y. C. Jean and D. M. Schrader in Milwaukee, July 16-18 1990.
    Prceedings: same title, World Scientific
    Group photo
  4. Organized by J. Ch. Abbe in Le Mont Sainte-Odile, France, June 20-24 1993.
    Prceedings: J. Phys. IV France, vol.3, no C4 (1993)
    Group photo
  5. Organized by B. Lévay in Lillafüred, Hungary, June 9-14 1996.
    Prceedings: J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem., vol.210, no2 (1996)
    Group photo
  6. Organized by Y. Ito in Tsukuba, Japan, June 7-11 1999.
    Prceedings: Radiat. Phys. Chem., vol.58, no5-6 (2000)
    Group photo
  7. Organized by J. Xu in Knoxville, USA, July 14-19 2002.
    Prceedings: Radiat. Phys. Chem., vol.68, no3-4 (2003)
    Group photo
  8. Organized by A. P. D. Lima in Coimbra, Portugal, September 4-9 2005.
    Prceedings: Radiat. Phys. Chem., vol.76, issue2 (2007)
    Group photo
  9. Organized by S. J. Wang in Wuhan, China, May 11-15 2008.
    Prceedings: Mater. Sci. Forum, vol.607 (2009)
    Group photo
  10. Organized by J. Krištiak in the Smolenice Castle, Slovakia, September 5-9 2011.
    Prceedings: Mater. Sci. Forum, vol.733 (2012)
    Group photo
  11. Organized by P. K. Pujari in Goa, India, November 9-14 2014.
    Prceedings: J. Phys: Conf. Ser., vol.618, no.1 (2015)
    Group photo Preface
  12. Organized by R. Zaleski in Lublin, Poland, August 28-September 1 2017.
    Prceedings: Acta Physica Polonica A, vol.132, no5 (2017)
    Group photo Preface
Another PPC
  1. "12.5" held online, Organized by R. Zaleski, August 30-September 3 2021.