Discovery of Temperature-Dependent Phenomena of Muon-Catalyzed Fusion in Solid Deuterium and Tritium Mixtures

N. Kawamura, K. Nagamine, T. Matsuzaki, K. Ishida, S. N. Nakamura, Y. Matsuda, M. Tanase, M. Kato, H. Sugai, K. Kudo, N. Takeda, G. H. Eaton

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Abstract

A systematic experimental study on muon-catalyzed fusion was conducted using a series of solid deuterium and tritium mixtures. A variety of conditions were investigated, i.e., tritium concentrations from 20% to 70%, and temperatures from 5 to 16 K. With decreasing temperature, we observed an unexpected decrease in the muon cycling rate ([Formula presented]) and an increase in the muon loss probability ([Formula presented]). The origins of these observed changes were interpreted by the temperature-dependence in the [Formula presented] formation process for [Formula presented] and that in the muon reactivation process after muon-to-[Formula presented] sticking for [Formula presented].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume90
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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