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LMU: Laboratory for Muon Spin Spectroscopy

Department of the PSI Division Research with Neutrons and Muons, NUM

µSR - Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation or Resonance: A research tool using muons as sensitive local magnetic probes in matter.
  • Research at the LMU focuses mainly on magnetic properties of materials and on positive muons or muonium (bound state of a positive muon and an electron) as light protons or hydrogen substitutes in matter.
  • Worldwide unique:
    The Low-Energy Muon (LEM) beam and µSR Spectrometer for the study of thin films, layers and surfaces;
    the high-field instrument (HAL-9500) equipped with specially designed detectors to perform studies in fields up to 9.5 Tesla and at very low temperatures;
    the combination of very-high pressures (up to 2.8 GPa) combined with sub-Kelvin temperatures (GPD);
    and the extraction of Muons On REquest (MORE) for high frequency resolution and slow relaxation measurements.


News 2017

1. July 2017

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Thomas Prokscha new President of ISMS

Thomas Prokscha from the Laboratory for Muon Spin Spectroscopy LMU and Head of the LEM Group has been announced as the new President of the International Society for μSR Spectroscopy (ISMS) at the 14th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation Relaxation and Resonance (μSR2017) in Sapporo, Japan.

1. July 2017

Rhea Stewart from the University of St Andrews wins an ISMS Young Scientist Award

Rhea Stewart from the University of St Andrews, UK, has been honoured with an ISMS Young Scientist Award at the 14th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation Relaxation and Resonance (μSR2017) in Sapporo, Japan, for her exceptional oral presentation entitled “Anomalous Meissner Screening Probed using Low Energy Muon Spin Spectroscopy”. The Low Energy µSR experiments have been performed at the LEM facility of the Swiss Muon Source SµS.