Muonium transitions in Ge-rich SiGe alloys

P. W. Mengyan, R. L. Lichti, Y. G. Celebi, B. R. Carroll, B. B. Baker, H. N. Bani-Salameh, I. Yonenaga

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We discuss charge-state and site-change transitions of muonium (Mu) in bulk Czochralski-grown Si 1-xGe x alloys studied via longitudinal field muon spin relaxation (LF-μSR). A useful application of the muon spin research technique utilizes the similarities of neutral muonium (Mu 0=μe -) to the hydrogen atom to provide an experimentally accessible analog to hydrogen. This contribution focuses primarily on three Ge-rich samples (x=0.94, 0.91 and 0.81) as well as a general discussion of the compositional trends of Mu chemical states and associated transition dynamics. These LF-μSR results, in conjunction with prior muon spin research studies, allow an extensive description of Mu defect chemistry in Si 1-xGe x as part of a larger project that has focused on the compositional trends in Mu hyperfine frequencies as well as the acceptor and donor energies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2829-2832
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 1


  • Hydrogen
  • Muonium
  • SiGe Alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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