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Krieger et al

Weyl spin-momentum locking in a chiral topological semimetal

Spin–orbit coupling in noncentrosymmetric crystals leads to spin–momentum locking – a directional relationship between an electron’s spin angular momentum and its linear momentum. Isotropic orthogonal Rashba spin–momentum locking has been studied for decades, while its counterpart, isotropic parallel Weyl spin–momentum locking has remained elusive in experiments. Theory predicts ...

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Amato, Morenzoni: Introduction to Muon Spin Spectroscopy

Introduction to Muon Spin Spectroscopy

Alex Amato and Elvezio Morenzoni (both NUM) have published a new textbook entitled 'Introduction to Muon Spin Spectroscopy: Applications to Solid State and Material Sciences'. The book is ideal for a first course in muon spin spectroscopy (µSR), comes enriched with exercises and solutions to master the subject and includes practical examples to quantify key experimental parameters.


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Hu et al

Phonon promoted charge density wave in topological kagome metal ScV6Sn6

Charge density wave (CDW) orders in vanadium-based kagome metals have recently received tremendous attention, yet their origin remains a topic of debate. The discovery of ScV6Sn6, a bilayer kagome metal featuring an intriguing √3 × √3 × √3 CDW order, offers a novel platform to explore the underlying mechanism behind the unconventional CDW. Here we combine ...

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BRIDGE workshop participants

Japanese – Swiss BRIDGE Workshop at PSI

BRIDGE stands for Bridging Research Innovations in Diverse muon and neutron science by GEneral collaboration between Japan and Switzerland. After a first remote edition of this new workshop series in 2022, an in-person BRIDGE workshop took place at PSI, October 18-20, 2023.

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Augusta Raurica

Hercules and batteries, X-rayed

Developments of the MIXE technique at PSI

With muons, PSI researchers can examine objects non-destructively. This helps in archaeology and battery development.

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μSR2020 conference update

The long delayed MuSR2020 conference will run from Monday 29th August to Friday 2nd September, 2022. An in-person meeting is planned, which will be held at the Science and Technology Campus, University of Parma. Invited speakers include Bruce Gaulin, Giacomo Ghiringhelli, Reizo Kato, Ioan Pop, Jorge Quintanilla, Roberta Sessoli, Martin Wilkening and Reiner Zorn

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