Oxygen-related muon species in crystalline silicon

M. Schefzik, L. Schimmele, A. Seeger, D. Herlach, O. Kormann, J. Major, A. Röck

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

2 Citations (Scopus)


A new muonium centre, termed MuX, with anisotropic hyperfine interaction has been discovered recently in crystalline silicon in transverse-field muon spin rotation experiments. Its hyperfine tensor is very close to that of bond centred muonium (MuBC). The signature of MuX is only observable in samples containing oxygen in a concentration which is higher than that of the donors or acceptors. This indicates that MuX is related to an oxygen-muonium centre. In the present work we have carried out a study of the temperature behaviour of the MuX signal on a sample showing a very pronounced MuX signature. The observations clearly show that the MuX signal, on the one hand, and the MuBC signals, on the other, have an identical temperature dependence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-524
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2000
Event8th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (muSR'99) - Les Diablerets, Switz
Duration: Aug 30 1999Sep 3 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Oxygen-related muon species in crystalline silicon'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Schefzik, M., Schimmele, L., Seeger, A., Herlach, D., Kormann, O., Major, J., & Röck, A. (2000). Oxygen-related muon species in crystalline silicon. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 289-290, 521-524. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0921-4526(00)00242-8