Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 18, Issue 1–4, pp 581–584 | Cite as

Electronic structure of positive muon in silicon

  • H. Katayama-Yoshida
  • K. Shindo
Muonium-Like States in Solids


The spin polarized electronic structure around a positive muonμ+ at the tetrahedral interstitial site of silicon is calculated by use of the LCAO-Green's function method and the local spin density functional formalism. The bonding hyper deep impurity state below the valence band and the antibonding deep one in the gap caused by the strong sp hybridization in the majority spin band give the most large contribution to the hyperfine coupling constant ofμ+. The reduction of the hyperfine coupling constant,A, experienced byμ+ at absolute zero is calculated to be 0.406 in satisfactory agreement with the experimental value of 0.405 ± 0.026 or 0.450 ± 0.020.


Valence Band Function Method Spin Density Satisfactory Agreement Interstitial Site 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Katayama-Yoshida
    • 1
  • K. Shindo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  2. 2.College of Humanities and Social SciencesIwate University MoriokaJapan

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