Jess H. Brewer

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An anaerobic system is described which allows the microbiologist or hospital technician ease of operation not previously possible with other systems. Gas cylinders, vacuum pumps, valves, and gauges have been eliminated. A new anaerobic lid was developed that is fitted only with a snap-in rubber gasket, a double stainless-steel gauze flash arrestor, and a(More)
Evidence for static alternating magnetic fields in the vortex cores of underdoped YBa2Cu3O6+x is reported. Muon spin rotation measurements of the internal magnetic field distribution of the vortex state of YBa2Cu3O6.50 in applied fields of H = 1 T and H = 4 T reveal a feature in the high-field tail of the field distribution which is not present in optimally(More)
We present transverse field muon spin rotation/relaxation measurements on single crystals of the spin-1/2 kagome antiferromagnet Herbertsmithite. We find that the spins are more easily polarized when the field is perpendicular to the kagome plane. We demonstrate that the difference in magnetization between the different directions cannot be accounted for by(More)
The neutral muonic helium atom 4 Heμ, in which one of the electrons of He is replaced by a negative muon, may be effectively regarded as the heaviest isotope of the hydrogen atom, with a mass of 4.115 amu. We report details of the first muon spin rotation (μSR) measurements of the chemical reaction rate constant of 4 Heμ with molecular hydrogen, 4 Heμ + H 2(More)
The neutral muonic helium atom may be regarded as the heaviest isotope of the hydrogen atom, with a mass of ~4.1 atomic mass units ((4.1)H), because the negative muon almost perfectly screens one proton charge. We report the reaction rate of (4.1)H with (1)H(2) to produce (4.1)H(1)H + (1)H at 295 to 500 kelvin. The experimental rate constants are compared(More)
Muon spin rotation spectroscopy reveals localized electron states in the geometrically frustrated metallic pyrochlore Cd2Re2O7 at temperatures from 2 to 300 K in transverse magnetic fields up to 7 T. Two distinctive types of localized states, with characteristic radii of about 0.5 and 0.15 nm, are detected at high and low temperature, respectively. These(More)
For some time now, there has been considerable experimental and theoretical effort to understand the role of the normal-state "pseudogap" phase in underdoped high-temperature cuprate superconductors. Recent debate has centered on the question of whether the pseudogap is independent of superconductivity. We provide evidence from zero-field muon spin(More)