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Muon spin rotation of organic compounds

  • Stephen J Blundell

Abstract

Solid-state physics has been traditionally concerned almost exclusively with the study of inorganic elements, alloys and simple compounds. However, in the last few years there has been increasing interest in various new organic materials, the building blocks of which are not atoms but molecules. The shape of these molecules and their electronic structure play a crucial rôle in determining the resulting crystallographic structure, and hence the observed electrical and magnetic properties. The technique of muon-spin rotation (μSR) can be applied to many different types of organic compound, including molecular magnets, molecular conductors, conducting polymers and molecular superconductors. In this chapter, I review various recent developments in this field.

Keywords

Vortex Core Vortex Lattice Precession Frequency Magnetic Long Range Order Muon Spin Rotation 
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  • Stephen J Blundell
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