Muon spin relaxation study of Zr(H2PO4)(PO4)center dot 2H(2)O

N. J. Clayden, S. P. Cottrell

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Abstract

Muon spin relaxation has been used to study the muon dynamics in the layered zirconium phosphate Zr(H2PO4)(PO4) (.) 2H(2)O as a function of temperature. Radiofrequency decoupling was used to establish the origin of the local dipolar field as coupling with 1 H spins. Muons were trapped at two sites, one identified as HMuO and the other consistent with PO-Mu on the basis of their zero-field second moments. Although a small decrease in the local nuclear dipolar field was seen with temperature, the muons remained essentially static over the temperature range 20-300 K.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3094-3098
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Volume8
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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