Resonance Sidepath in Muon Catalyzed Fusion
1995 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, Vol. 75, no 11, 2108-2111 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We have investigated a previously unconsidered sidepath in muon catalyzed fusion. We have found that high formation rates of metastable dt mu* molecules in t mu(2s)-D-2 collisions and their subsequent decay into t mu(1s) or d mu(1s) atoms open a return path for the muon from tritium to deuterium. This process can be considered as muon transfer from tμ(2s) to dμ(1s) via three-body resonances of dtμ*. This enlarges the dμ(1s) population and quenches the muon cycling rate, in agreement with experimental findings.
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1995. Vol. 75, no 11, 2108-2111 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-40836DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.75.2108OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-40836DiVA: diva2:68737
FROELICH P, UNIV UPPSALA, DEPT QUANTUM CHEM, BOX 518, S-75120 UPPSALA, SWEDEN.2007-02-142007-02-142012-01-02Bibliographically approved