Positive PI-Mesons and Positive Muons as Light Isotopes of Hydrogen

  • K. Maier
  • A. Seeger
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 6)


It must be considered as a fortunate coincidence that in a period of great scientific and technological interest in the behaviour of hydrogen in metals and alloys it has become possible to perform experiments on short-lived elementary particles of the same “nuclear charge” as hydrogen. Of these particles positrons (e+) have been employed longest in solid-state physics and chemistry. However, since the positron mass equals the electron mass me, the dynamic behaviour of a positron in a crystal may be quite different from that of a proton or of a heavier hydrogen nuclide. Therefore, it is often difficult to relate the behaviour of positrons in metals quantitatively to that of protons, particularly when the gap of a factor of 1836 between the proton mass mp and me exists.


Relaxation Rate Tetragonal Symmetry Transverse Relaxation Rate Positive Muon Longitudinal Relaxation Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Maier
    • 1
  • A. Seeger
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für MetallforschungInstitut für Physik, and Universität Stuttgart, Institut für theoretische und angewandte PhysikStuttgart 80Germany

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