Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 65, Issue 1–4, pp 837–840 | Cite as

Observation of muonium in solid hydrogen

  • J. H. Brewer
  • K. Chow
  • W. N. Hardy
  • R. Kadono
  • J. R. Kempton
  • R. F. Kiefl
  • S. R. Kreitzman
  • Q. Li
  • T. Pfiz
  • T. M. Riseman
  • M. Senba
  • T. L. Estle
  • R. Duvarney
  • R. Lichti
  • C. Schwab
Muon Spin Relaxation, Muonium Formation

Abstract

A small fraction (∼ 15%) of positive mouns stopped in condensed H2 form muonium (Mu) atoms. We have observed the characteristic MSR precession signal of these Mu atoms and measured their relaxation as a function of temperature in pure parahydrogen as well as in natural (≃75% ortho) hydrogen. Our longitudinal field spin relaxation results show clear evidence for Mu diffusion.

Keywords

Hydrogen Thin Film Spin Relaxation Field Spin Longitudinal Field 

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© J.C. Baltzer A.G. Scientific Publishing Company 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Brewer
    • 1
  • K. Chow
    • 1
  • W. N. Hardy
    • 1
  • R. Kadono
    • 1
  • J. R. Kempton
    • 1
  • R. F. Kiefl
    • 1
  • S. R. Kreitzman
    • 1
  • Q. Li
    • 1
  • T. Pfiz
    • 1
  • T. M. Riseman
    • 1
  • M. Senba
    • 1
  • T. L. Estle
    • 2
  • R. Duvarney
    • 3
  • R. Lichti
    • 3
  • C. Schwab
    • 4
  1. 1.Triumf & Dept. of PhysicsU. British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Dept. of PhysicsRice Univ.HoustonU.S.A.
  3. 3.Texas Tech. Univ.LubbockU.S.A.
  4. 4.CRNStrasbourgFrance

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