Quantum diffusion of tetrahedral interstitial muonium in diamond

I. Z. Machi, S. H. Connell, J. P.F. Sellschop, K. Bharuth-Ram, B. P. Doyle, R. D. Maclear, J. Major, R. Scheuermann

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Transverse field muon spin rotation measurements on diamonds with deliberately prepared defects show strong temperature dependence of the spin relaxation rate of the tetrahedral interstitial muonium species, MuT. These results are explained by considering coherent tunneling, below 300 K, followed by deep trapping at the defects. Our results hence provide the first evidence of quantum diffusion of neutral MuT in diamond.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-472
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (muSR'99) - Les Diablerets, Switz
Duration: 30 Aug 19993 Sept 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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