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Positron Annihilation Lifetime (PAL) and X-ray are common nondestructive techniques used heavily in materials science to detect deformation and thermal effects in metals and alloys. In this work, the investigated wrought 1070 Al-alloy samples were plastically deformed at room temperature using a hydraulic press. X-ray diffraction patterns of the bulk and the deformed 1070 Al-alloy, at different degrees of deformation, have been studied and analyzed using MAUD program. The lattice parameter, the grain size and the intensity ratio of the maximum diffraction lines in addition to micro-strain as a function of the degree of deformation have been determined. The 20 % deformed sample was annealed and the behavior of the positron annihilation mean lifetime of the sample was studied as a function of the annealing temperature.