Anisotropic muonium centers in aluminum nitride

Bani-Salameh H. N., ÇELEBİ Y. G., Cox S. F. J., Lichti R. L.

PHYSICA B-CONDENSED MATTER, vol.374, pp.372-375, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 374
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.physb.2005.11.104
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.372-375
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


An atomic-like neutral muonium center with a small anisotropy is inferred from hyperfine decoupling curves and longitudinal relaxation data on AIN. The isotropic contribution of A = 4422 M Hz, 99% of the full vacuum value, is accompanied by a weak dipolar term with D = 144 MHz as average values extracted from complete decoupling curves at a few temperatures. Simulations assuming the four nitrogen antibonding sites well reproduce the decoupling data. The hyperfine constants are consistent with those previously obtained from fitting temperature-dependent longitudinal relaxation rates to a simple model for Mu(0) motion. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.