Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation, and Resonance: Applications to Condensed Matter by Alain Yaouanc

Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation, and Resonance: Applications to Condensed Matter

byAlain Yaouanc, Pierre Dalmas de Reotier

Hardcover | January 2, 2011

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Primarily intended for postgraduate students and researchers in the fields of condensed matter science, chemical physics and material science, who plan to use the muon spin rotation, relaxation amd resonance (uSR) techniques, this book combines for the first time a detailed discussion of thephysical information contained in the measured polarisation functions with real-life examples taken from the literature. It is divided in three main parts. The first part presents some typical results of the application of uSR and explains the basic principles involved. The second part is the coreof this book. It presents a comprehensive discussion of the measured polarisation functions. In the third part we analyse in four chapters selected examples taken from the following fields: diffusion properties of muon and muonium, magnetism, superconductivity, and muonium centres in materials. Thebook is completed by an epilogue and eight appendices.

About The Author

Alain Yaouanc graduated from the University Joseph Fourier of Grenoble, France, in 1982. During his studies he spent about one year at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland). After his PhD, he spent one year as a postdoctoral scientist in the group of Bob Heffner at Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA). This group was involved in the investigati...

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Title:Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation, and Resonance: Applications to Condensed MatterFormat:HardcoverDimensions:504 pagesPublished:January 2, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199596476

ISBN - 13:9780199596478

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Table of Contents

1. A short survey of muon spin research2. Recording data and extracting the polarisation functions3. Basics of muon and muonium polarisation functions4. Miscellaneous techniques5. The magnetic field at the muon site6. Muon polarisation functions: field distribution approach7. Muon polarisation functions: quantum approach8. Muonium polarisation functions9. Muon and muonium diffusion10. Investigation of magnetic materials11. Investigation of superconductors12. Muonium centres in materials13. Epilogue: trends for the futureAppendices:A: Parameters and procedures relevant for experimentsB: Polarisation functions: a summaryC: Mathematical concepts and formulaeD: Laboratory and crystal reference framesE: Translational symmetry and space Fourier transformF: Susceptibility, correlation, spectral and Green functionsG: Nuclear data relevant to uSRH: f and 3d electronic shell data

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"This book will be an important reference for scientists entering the field and at the same time an invaluable resource for experienced researchers." --Elvezio Morenzoni, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland