Influence of elastic strain on μ+ SR in α-iron single crystalsSR in α-iron single crystals

A. Fritzsche, M. Hampele, D. Herlach, K. Maier, J. Major, L. Schimmele, A. Seeger, W. Staiger, W. Templ, C. Baines

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Abstract

The spin-precession frequencies and the transverse spin relaxation rates of positive mouns (μ+) have been measured on two elastically strained α-Fe single crystal platelets as well as on an unstrained reference α-Fe crystal at temperatures down to 2.7 K in applied magnetic field 0≤Bappl≤3 T. The drastic effects of the strains may be qualitatively understood in terms of their influence on both the magnetic domain structure and the μ+ energies at the various interstitial sites. This leads to the conclusion that at low temperatures μ+ in α-Fe occupy configurations related to octahedral interstitials with dipolar field Bdip=0.70 T.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-700
Number of pages10
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Volume64
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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    Fritzsche, A., Hampele, M., Herlach, D., Maier, K., Major, J., Schimmele, L., Seeger, A., Staiger, W., Templ, W., & Baines, C. (1991). Influence of elastic strain on μ+ SR in α-iron single crystalsSR in α-iron single crystals. Hyperfine Interactions, 64(1-4), 691-700. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02396205