Low and high dose hafnium imolanted beryllium samoles have been prepared at room temperature by ion implantation of beryllium commercial foils and single crystals. These samples have been studied before and after annealing with the time differential perturbed angular correlation method (TDPAC) and with Rutherford backscattering and channeling techniques. A new metastable system has been discovered in TDPAC-measurements in a low dose hafnium implanted beryllium foil annealed at 500°C. Channeling measurements show that the hafnium atoms after annealing, are in the regular tetrahedral sites but dislocated from the previous position occupied after implantation. The formation of this system is connected with the redistribution of oxygen in a thin layer under the surface. This effect does not take place precisely at the same temperature in foils and in single crystals.