Active target production of muons for muon-catalyzed fusion

M. Jandel, M. Danos, J. Rafelski

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Abstract

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
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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