The muon depolarization rate in β-palladium hydride

A. T. Fiory, D. E. Murnick, R. P. Minnich, W. J. Kossler

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A depolarization rate σ = 0.1205 ± 0.0050 μsec-1, due to the proton nuclear dipolar fields, was observed for polarized muons implanted in Pd-H0.97 in the β phase, at temperatures below 50 K, independent of temperature and applied field. The results indicate that the muon substitutes for one of the protons, and that nearest-neighbor protons are at octahedral lattice sites. On comparing our results with recent NMR data, it appears that the mean muon-proton nearest neighbor distance is significantly larger than that between protons alone. Also, a search for muon local moment magnetism gave a null result.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-750
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number8
StatePublished - Feb 1977
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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