Detuning reduction of muon sticking in resonant muon-catalyzed d-t fusion

Michael Danos, Berndt M̈ller, Johann Rafelski

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Abstract

The nuclear fusion reaction in the (dt)+ molecule is affected by the presence of the muon in the relatively loosely bound mesomolecular orbit. Due to the sharing of the available energy between the muon and the nuclei in the final state, a muon attached to the recoiling particle reduces the energy available to the nuclear fusion reaction by about 9050 keV and thus detunes the resonant d-t reaction amplitude by an important factor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3642-3645
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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