Anomalous nuclear spin-lattice relaxation in copper small particles

  • T. Goto
  • F. Komori
  • S. Kobayashi
Conference paper


Anomalously long nuclear spin-lattice relaxation time is expected in small metallic particles when the life time width of the conduction electron energy levels is smaller than their mean spacing. A new method for setting nuclear magnetization to zero is developed in order to measure the relaxation time in Cu small particles. The anomaly is observed in the relaxation of 63Cu in the particles with the diameters smaller than 100 A at temperatures below 0.5 K.




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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Goto
    • 1
  • F. Komori
    • 1
  • S. Kobayashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of TokyoBunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 113Japan

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