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THEORY OF POSITIVE MUONS IN POLYACETYLENE

FISHER, AJ; HAYES, W; PRATT, FL; (1991) THEORY OF POSITIVE MUONS IN POLYACETYLENE. J PHYS-CONDENS MAT , 3 (48) 9823 - 9829.

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Abstract

We calculate the effects of introducing muonium (a positive muon plus one electron) into trans-polyacetylene and cis-polyacetylene. We find that the energetically favoured site for the muon produces an sp3 hybridized carbon atom and an associated spin distribution. The spin is bound to the muon in cis-polyacetylene but is free to propagate in trans-polyacetylene. The presence of the muon acts as a barrier to the motion of mobile electronic defects.

Type:Article
Title:THEORY OF POSITIVE MUONS IN POLYACETYLENE
Keywords:CONDUCTING POLYMERS, SOLITONS
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy

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