Muonium chemistry at TRIUMF -- a personal journey

Paul Percival (SFU)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2017-10-26 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Auditorium

Muonium is the exotic atom comprised of a single-electron and a positive muon as nucleus. From the chemical point of view it is a light isotope of H. Some researchers (notably Don Fleming's group at TRIUMF) have used Mu to study kinetic isotope effects. My own research has concentrated on applications of muonium as a tracer, to explore chemistry under conditions where conventional H atom experiments are difficult or impossible. For my talk I will provide a partial overview of my TRIUMF research (since 1979!), picking examples from diverse topics to demonstrate how muonium chemists "got there first".

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