Muons and pions as probes in condensed matter

J. Major, A. Seeger, Th Stammler

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The basic concepts and requirements of condensed-matter studies employing positive and negative muons (μ+, μ-) or positive pions (π+) are briefly reviewed. As examples for the various experimental techniques and for their application to solid-state problems the paper discusses the determination of the sites of thermalized π+ or μ+ in crystals by lattice steering (channelling or blocking), time-differential muon spin rotation (μ+ SR) in transverse magnetic fields, radiofrequency μ+ SR, and muon spin rotation of negative muons (μ+ SR) in semiconductors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S269-S279
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Issue number1 Supplement
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1992


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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