Microscopic muon dynamics in the polymer electrolyte poly(ethylene oxide)

Microscopic muon dynamics in the polymer electrolyte poly(ethylene oxide) The microscopic dynamics of protons (H+) in poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) have been investigated through a study of implanted positive muons (Mu+), which can be considered a light proton analog. The exponential decay of the muon spin polarization in zero magnetic field indicated that Mu+ hopping is in the fast fluctuation limit between 140 and 310 K and the relaxation rate was found to be sensitive to the glass transition. Mu+ dynamics in PEO was monitored via the relaxation of the muon spin polarization in a transverse field of 10 mT. Activated hopping of Mu+ was observed above the glass transition temperature with an activation barrier of 122±1 meV. The temperature dependence of the diamagnetic muon polarization in PEO can be explained by diffusion of radiolytic electrons. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Physical Review E American Physical Society (APS)

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Microscopic muon dynamics in the polymer electrolyte poly(ethylene oxide)

Abstract

The microscopic dynamics of protons (H+) in poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) have been investigated through a study of implanted positive muons (Mu+), which can be considered a light proton analog. The exponential decay of the muon spin polarization in zero magnetic field indicated that Mu+ hopping is in the fast fluctuation limit between 140 and 310 K and the relaxation rate was found to be sensitive to the glass transition. Mu+ dynamics in PEO was monitored via the relaxation of the muon spin polarization in a transverse field of 10 mT. Activated hopping of Mu+ was observed above the glass transition temperature with an activation barrier of 122±1 meV. The temperature dependence of the diamagnetic muon polarization in PEO can be explained by diffusion of radiolytic electrons.
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The American Physical Society
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Copyright © ©2017 American Physical Society
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1539-3755
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550-2376
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10.1103/PhysRevE.96.012502
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Abstract

The microscopic dynamics of protons (H+) in poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) have been investigated through a study of implanted positive muons (Mu+), which can be considered a light proton analog. The exponential decay of the muon spin polarization in zero magnetic field indicated that Mu+ hopping is in the fast fluctuation limit between 140 and 310 K and the relaxation rate was found to be sensitive to the glass transition. Mu+ dynamics in PEO was monitored via the relaxation of the muon spin polarization in a transverse field of 10 mT. Activated hopping of Mu+ was observed above the glass transition temperature with an activation barrier of 122±1 meV. The temperature dependence of the diamagnetic muon polarization in PEO can be explained by diffusion of radiolytic electrons.

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Physical Review EAmerican Physical Society (APS)

Published: Jul 18, 2017

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