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The Centre for Molecular and Materials Science (CMMS) provides unique tools for Canadian and international scientists to better understand matter at the microscopic level. We provide intense spin-polarized beams of muons (µ+ or µ) and lithium-8 (8Li), which are implanted into a material and characterized with novel magnetic resonance techniques known as µSR (muon spin rotation / relaxation / resonance) and βNMR (beta-detected nuclear magnetic resonance). µSR and βNMR can provide unique information about a wide range of materials (magnetic systems, superconductors, semiconductors, batteries and free radicals) that is unavailable with conventional spectroscopic methods.

Recent Highlights

Coexistence of metallic and nonmetallic properties in the pyrochlore Lu2Rh2O7
A. M. Hallas et al.
npj Quantum Materials 4, 9 (2019). 10.1038/s41535-019-0148-1

Incommensurate Magnetism Near Quantum Criticality in CeNiAsO
Shan Wu et al.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 122 197203 (2019), doi 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.197203

Magnetic moment of rare-earth elements in R2Fe14B estimated with µ+SR
Jun Sugiyama et al.
Phys. Rev. Materials 3, 064402 (2019)

Freezing out of a low-energy bulk spin exciton in SmB6
K. Akintola et al.
npj Quantum Materials, volume 3, Article number: 36 (2018)

Requests for beam time in Schedule 136 & 137 (Oct 7 to Dec 24) are being accepted from now through June 25, 2019


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