Depth-controlled β-NMR of8Li in a thin silver film

G. D. Morris, W. A. MacFarlane, K. H. Chow, Z. Salman, D. J. Arseneau, S. Daviel, A. Hatakeyama, S. R. Kreitzman, C. D.P. Levy, R. Poutissou, R. H. Heffner, J. E. Elenewski, L. H. Greene, R. F. Kiefl

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The use of depth-controlled βnuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to probe the magnetic properties of thin films and interfaces on a nanometer length scale was analyzed. It was shown that the a 30 keV beam of highly spin-polarized 8Li+ ions was slowed down and implanted into a 50 nm film of Ag deposited on a SrTiO3 substrate. Two well resolved resonances which are attributed to Li occupying substitutional and octahedral interstitial sites in the Ag lattice were observed using a high field β-NMR spectrometer. The results show that the temperature dependence of the Knight shifts and spin relaxation rates are consistent with the Korringa law for a simple metal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number157601
Pages (from-to)157601-1-157601-4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - Oct 8 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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