Very low-temperature muon relaxation in an organic spin-Peierls compound

B W Lovett, S J Blundell, F L Pratt, T Jestadt, W Hayes, S Tagaki, M Kurmoo

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We have observed strong muon-spin relaxation (CBR) in the spin-Peierls compound MEM(TCNQ)(2) at temperatures down to 39 mK. We attribute this relaxation to the creation of defect spins by the muon. Furthermore, we observe a slowing down of spin fluctuations as the spin-Peierls energy gap opens, and we relate this effect to the size of the energy gap. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-148
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Volume289
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2000

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Lovett, B. W., Blundell, S. J., Pratt, F. L., Jestadt, T., Hayes, W., Tagaki, S., & Kurmoo, M. (2000). Very low-temperature muon relaxation in an organic spin-Peierls compound. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 289, 145-148.
Lovett, B W ; Blundell, S J ; Pratt, F L ; Jestadt, T ; Hayes, W ; Tagaki, S ; Kurmoo, M . / Very low-temperature muon relaxation in an organic spin-Peierls compound. In: Physica B: Condensed Matter. 2000 ; Vol. 289. pp. 145-148.
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Lovett, BW, Blundell, SJ, Pratt, FL, Jestadt, T, Hayes, W, Tagaki, S & Kurmoo, M 2000, 'Very low-temperature muon relaxation in an organic spin-Peierls compound', Physica B: Condensed Matter, vol. 289, pp. 145-148.

Very low-temperature muon relaxation in an organic spin-Peierls compound. / Lovett, B W ; Blundell, S J ; Pratt, F L ; Jestadt, T ; Hayes, W ; Tagaki, S ; Kurmoo, M .

In: Physica B: Condensed Matter, Vol. 289, 08.2000, p. 145-148.

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Lovett BW, Blundell SJ, Pratt FL, Jestadt T, Hayes W, Tagaki S et al. Very low-temperature muon relaxation in an organic spin-Peierls compound. Physica B: Condensed Matter. 2000 Aug;289:145-148.