"Muon-spin rotation has emerged as one of the most important new experimental techniques in condensed matter physics. Alain Yaouanc and Pierre Dalmas de Reotier have now provided the community with the authoritative monograph, highly readable and full of fascinating insights, that will be invaluable to newcomer and expert alike." -- Stephen Blundell, Oxford University
"This book will be an important reference for scientists entering the field and at the same time an invaluable resource for experienced researchers." -- Elvezio Morenzoni, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland
About the Author
Alain Yaouanc graduated from the University Joseph Fourier of Grenoble, France, in 1982. During his studies he spent about one year at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland). After his PhD, he spent one year as a postdoctoral scientist in the group of Bob Heffner at Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA). This group was involved in the investigation of condensed matter using positive muon spin rotation and relaxation techniques. Since 1983 he has been working as a physicist at the Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (CEA) in Grenoble.
Pierre Dalmas de Reotier took his PhD at the Centre d''Etudes Nucleaires de Grenoble in 1990. In 1991 he took up a Post-doctoral fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, studying spin dynamics in intermetallic systems at the Hahn-Meitner Institute in Berlin. Since 1992 he has been a Researcher at CEA Grenoble, and took his Habilitation diploma from University Joseph Fourier (Grenoble) in 2006.