Bond-centered muonium in diamond: Resolved nuclear hyperfine structure

J. W. Schneider, R. F. Kiefl, K. H. Chow, S. Johnston, J. Sonier, T. L. Estle, B. Hitti, R. L. Lichti, S. H. Connell, J. P.F. Sellschop, C. G. Smallman, T. R. Anthony, W. F. Banholzer

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The nuclear hyperfine structure of bond-centered muonium in C13 enriched diamond has been resolved using time-differential transverse-field muon spin rotation. The measured nearest-neighbor C13 hyperfine parameters are compared to theoretical values from a recent ab initio Hartree-Fock type cluster calculation. The ratios of the measured C13 hyperfine parameters and free atom values indicate that 92% of the unpaired electron spin density resides on the two nearest-neighbor atoms, in marked contrast with the situation for the analogous muonium center in Si.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-560
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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