Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 89, Issue 3–4, pp 699–702 | Cite as

Nuclear spin-lattice relaxation of isotopic impurities in solid hydrogen

  • Erika G. Kisvarsanyi
  • N. S. Sullivan
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We report calculations of the nuclear spin-lattice relaxation of isotopic impurities (HD) in solid hydrogen. The temperature-independent relaxation observed at low temperatures is attributed to the quantum tunneling of the impurities, and the pronounced minimum observed at intermediate temperatures is associated with scattering from thermally excited vacancies.


Hydrogen Magnetic Material Intermediate Temperature Quantum Tunneling Solid Hydrogen 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Erika G. Kisvarsanyi
    • 1
  • N. S. Sullivan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of FloridaGainesville

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