Dynamic Study of Glassy Properties of Deuteron Glass Rb1-x(ND4)x D2 PO4 Using31P NMR Spin-Lattice Relaxation

  • S. Chen
  • D. C. Ailion
Conference paper


We report 31P NMR detection of separate T1 minima of ammonium (ND4 +) reorientations and intrabond (O-D—O) deuteron (acid) motions in the deuteron glass Rb1-x(ND4)xD2PO4. This is the first time both types of motion have been detected by means of dipolar relaxation using a spin-1/2 nucleus. The results compare favorably with similar measurements on the ammonium and acid deuterons.

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    S. Chen and D.C. Ailion, submitted to Phys. Rev. B (1990).Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Chen
    • 1
  • D. C. Ailion
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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