Centre for Molecular and Materials Science

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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

Volume-wise Destruction of the Antiferromagnetic Mott Insulating State through Quantum Tuning
B. Fransden et al.
Nat. Commun. (2016) 7, 12519

β-NMR Investigation of the Depth-Dependent Magnetic Properties of an Antiferromagnetic Surface
D. L. Cortie et al.
Phys. Rev. Lett. (2016) 116, 106103

Spin Fluctuations from Hertz to Terahertz on a Triangular Lattice
Y. Nambu et al.
Phys. Rev. Lett. (2015) 115, 127202


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Centre for Molecular and Materials Science
TRIUMF
4004 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 2A3