Stability of muon-oxygen bond sites in RBa2Cu3O7

R. L. Lichti, T. R. Adams, T. L. Gibson

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Relative energies of muon probe sites in the chain region of RBa2Cu3O7 (RBCO) are investigated using a molecular quantum chemistry calculation for (O μ)- embedded in a cluster of point charges to simulate local charge distributions in RBCO. Partial Cu-O chain covalency results in a O-μ...O muon site between the chain and bridging oxygens. However, Cu-μ "hydride"-like sites are suggested by results for nominally ionic clusters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-205
Number of pages7
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Feb 1991


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