Organic magnetic materials studied by positive muons

S J Blundell, I M Marshall, Brendon W Lovett, F L Pratt, W Hayes, M Kurmoo, S Takagi, T Sugano

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Positive muons can be implanted into organic and molecular magnets in order to study their internal magnetic field distribution and any associated dynamics. The muon behaves essentially as a "microscopic magnetometer", sensitive to local magnetic order and magnetic fluctuations. We describe some recent experiments using this technique which were performed on a variety of organic systems, including nitronyl nitroxide magnets and materials with spin-Peierls ground states, MF-M(TCNQ)(2) and DEM(TCNQ)(2), and demonstrate how the technique can give information concerning their ground states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-177
Number of pages9
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001


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