Zero-field muon spin rotation in monocrystalline chromium

J. Major, J. Mundy, M. Schmolz, A. Seeger, K. P. Döring, K. Fürderer, M. Gladisch, D. Herlach, G. Majer

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Abstract

Spin precession of positive muons in chromium in zero applied magnetic field is reported for the first time. The observations cover the temperature range from about 2.5 K to 10 K and thus pertain to the so-called longitudinal spin-density wave (LSDW) state of antiferromagnetic Cr. The conclusions that may be drawn from the existence of one rather sharp spin precession line are discussed, among them the estimate Dμ=2.4·10-14 m2 s-1 for the muon diffusivity at 4 K. Considerable evidence exists for a strong interactions of μ+ with the charge-density waves that are likely to accompany the LSDWs in Cr.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-264
Number of pages6
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Volume31
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1986

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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    Major, J., Mundy, J., Schmolz, M., Seeger, A., Döring, K. P., Fürderer, K., Gladisch, M., Herlach, D., & Majer, G. (1986). Zero-field muon spin rotation in monocrystalline chromium. Hyperfine Interactions, 31(1-4), 259-264. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02401569