Muon Diffusion and Trapping in Solids

  • A. M. Stoneham
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (volume 4)


This paper surveys the theory underlying studies of muon motion in solids. It covers what is measured in muon experiments as well as the various forms of muon motion. The basic theory for metals is the quantum theory of diffusion, supplemented by the phenomena associated with trapping. In insulators and semiconductors there are extra effects associated with the several possible charge states and with ionisation-enhanced motion.


Quantum Theory Potential Energy Surface Isotope Effect Small Polaron Transition Matrix Element 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Stoneham
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  1. 1.Theoretical Physics DivisionAERE HarwellDidcot - OxonUK

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