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EPSRC Reference: GR/K15701/01
Title: USR OF ORGANIC MAGNETS AND CONDUCTORS
Principal Investigator: Hayes, Dr W
Other Investigators:
Fisher, Professor AJ Pratt, Dr FL Pratt, Dr F
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Department: Oxford Physics
Organisation: University of Oxford
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 October 1994 Ends: 30 September 1996 Value (£): 12,192
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Materials Characterisation
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Creative Industries
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mSR relaxation techniques have a particular relevance to the study of organic solids. Investigation of organic magnetism is now developing rapidly; preliminary studies made by us on ferromagnets based on nitronyl nitroxide have given encouraging results and we shall pursue them. The penetration depth l is an important fundamental property of superconductors and is readily obtained by mSR methods. We plan to study l in the newly developed organic superconductors based on charge transfer salts of the ET molecules and to explore the possibility of observing flux vortex motion. We shall also use mSR to explore carrier dynamics in conducting polymers of the polyaniline type. Satisfactory explanation of experimental results requires a fully co-ordinated theoretical programme to determine the muon configuration in the solid and to calculate hyperfine interactions and their effect on muon polarisation. We shall be particularly concerned with developing theoretical techniques to reveal zero-point effects arising from quantum properties of the muon.
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