A microwave acoustic investigation of the spin-lattice interaction for F centers in quartz
Claytor, Richard N.
Doctor of Philosophy
An investigation was made of the spin-lattice interaction of F centers in quartz through the use of 9.3 Gc acoustic waves. An upper limit to the acoustic-attenuation coefficient of 7.7 x 10-3 nepers per centimeter was found. This corresponds to a cross section of less than 3.9 x 10-20 square centimeters. Comparison with theory indicates that T1 for F centers in quartz is greater than 8.9 milliseconds.