Dynamics of positively charged muonium centers in indium nitride

Celebi Y. G. , Lichti R. L. , Coss B. E. , Cox S. F. J.

PHYSICAL REVIEW B, cilt.74, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


Muon spin depolarization measurements performed on powdered InN with zero applied magnetic field reveal several positively charged diamagnetic muonium centers. At low temperatures, the Mu(+) ground state is weakly relaxing with the characteristics of local tunneling motion, which changes to thermally activated diffusion above 350 K. Additional signals imply stationary metastable Mu(+) centers, which undergo successive activated transitions into the ground state at temperatures ranging from 250 to 400 K. Above 450 K, the Mu(+) diffusion is interrupted by trap and release events. The high-temperature trapped state is different from any of the low-temperature sites. The energies associated with metastable-to-stable site changes, detrapping transitions, and thermal diffusion are extracted and possible sites for the observed Mu(+) signals are discussed as a model for interstitial protons, H(+).