Active target production of muons for muon-catalyzed fusion

M. Jandel, M. Danos, Johann Rafelski

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Using a Monte Carlo method, we study the energy efficiency of muon production by a high-energy beam of deuterons, i.e., protons and neutrons, injected into infinite deuterium-tritium targets. We present detailed results for the dependence on target density and beam energy. The key role of secondary (shower) production of muons is demonstrated. Constraints on the possibility of muon catalyzed fusion power reactors are established.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-406
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1988


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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