Self-consistent calculation of electron density and muon hyperfine field in transition metals and their compounds

Donald E Ellis*, B. Lindgren

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Abstract

The use of finite cluster models to represent the electronic structure of solids in the framework of self-consistent local density theory is reviewed. The embedding problem is discussed, and practical variational approaches to treating crystalline potentials and wavefunction boundary conditions are presented. Hyperfine fields at μ+ sites in Fe, Ni, and Co are found to result from a delicate balance between negative contributions of deep-lying (bound, paired) states and positive contributions due to polarization of band levels near the Fermi energy. The nature of muon screening, and the potential for μ+ in Cu and Al are briefly considered. Finally, we explore the likely binding sites and bonding mechanisms for μ+ in the defect compound VOx.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-286
Number of pages8
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Volume17
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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