Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 4, Issue 1–2, pp 833–837 | Cite as

The localization and thermal diffusion of positive muons in niobium

  • W. F. Lankford
  • H. K. Birnbaum
  • A. T. Fiory
  • R. P. Minnich
  • K. G. Lynn
  • C. E. Stronach
  • L. H. Bieman
  • W. J. Kossler
  • J. Lindemuth
Special Topics and New Materials Muon Diffusion, H in Metals, Hydrides


The depolarization rate for spin polarized μ+ particles implanted into a high purity niobium crystal was studied as a function of temperature. The results were analyzed in terms of nuclear dipolar field inhomogeneity due to the host93Nb, and the local field averaging effect of the muon's motion. An analysis is presented in terms of the structure of the muon wavefunction and parameters characterizing the muon diffusion.


Thin Film Niobium High Purity Thermal Diffusion Local Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. F. Lankford
    • 1
  • H. K. Birnbaum
    • 2
  • A. T. Fiory
    • 3
  • R. P. Minnich
    • 3
  • K. G. Lynn
    • 4
  • C. E. Stronach
    • 5
  • L. H. Bieman
    • 6
  • W. J. Kossler
    • 7
  • J. Lindemuth
    • 7
  1. 1.George Mason UniversityFairfax
  2. 2.University of IllinoisUrbana
  3. 3.Bell LaboratoriesMurray Hill
  4. 4.Brookhaven National LaboratoryUpton
  5. 5.Virginia State CollegePetersburg
  6. 6.Wayne State UniversityDetroit
  7. 7.The College of William and MaryWilliamsburg

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