Design for detecting recycling muon after muon-catalyzed fusion reaction in solid hydrogen isotope target

Kenichi Okutsu, Takuma Yamashita, Yasushi Kino, Ryota Nakashima, Konan Miyashita, Kazuhiro Yasuda, Shinji Okada, Motoyasu Sato, Toshitaka Oka, Naritoshi Kawamura, Sohtaro Kanda, Koichiro Shimomura, Patrick Strasser, Soshi Takeshita, Motonobu Tampo, Shogo Doiuchi, Yukinori Nagatani, Hiroaki Natori, Shoichiro Nishimura, Amba Datt PantYasuhiro Miyake, Katsuhiko Ishida

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Abstract

Muon-catalyzed fusion (μCF) is a cyclic reaction where a negatively charged muon acts as a catalyst for nuclear fusion between hydrogen isotopes. The muon exists in the molecular orbital of the unifying nuclei during the nuclear fusion. The muon with the kinetic energy of the orbital is expected to leave after the nuclear fusion. This muon is called “recycling muon” because it finds the other fusion target nearby and starts the subsequent fusion reaction until the ends of its intrinsic lifetime. The recycling muon has valuable information about the nuclear reaction. In this study, we designed a setup to observe the recycling muons released from a solid hydrogen target using a newly developed charged particle transport method.

Original languageEnglish
Article number112712
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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