Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 85, Issue 1, pp 117–122 | Cite as

Muonium quantum diffusion and spin dynamics in solid xenon

  • V. Storchak
  • J. H. Brewer
  • G. D. Morris
  • D. J. Arseneau
  • M. Senba
Session 1. Diffusion/Localization


We present measurements of the transverse (T 2 −1 ) and longitudinal (T 1 −1 ) spin relaxation rates of muonium (Mu) atoms in solid natural xenon (n-Xe) as well as pure136Xe (which has no nuclear moments). The temperature dependences ofT 2 −1 andT 1 −1 in natural Xe belowT ∼ 115 K demonstrate the quantum character of Mu diffusion governed by one-phonon interactions. Taking into account both the polaron effect (PE) and the effect of fluctuational preparation of the barrier (FPB) makes it possible to consistently describe Mu diffusion in Xe. Mu spin relaxation in136Xe at high temperatures is not due to nuclear hyperfine (NHF) interactions.


Thin Film Xenon Relaxation Rate Spin Relaxation Spin Dynamic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Storchak
    • 1
  • J. H. Brewer
    • 1
  • G. D. Morris
    • 1
  • D. J. Arseneau
    • 1
  • M. Senba
    • 1
  1. 1.TRIUMF and Department of PhysicsUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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