Muon catalyzed fusion and muon to 3He transfer in solid T2 studied by X-ray and neutron detection

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

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X-ray and neutron measurements were carried out for muon catalyzed fusion and related phenomena in solid T2. The X-ray originated from the μ- to α sticking in muon catalyzed fusion; t + t + μ- → (μ- α) + 2n was measured for the first time, yielding Kα X-ray intensity of (μα) atom and the intensity ratio of Kβ to Kα. Utilizing the phenomena of 3He accumulation in solid T2, the X-ray in the μ- transfer process from (tμ) to 3He was detected, providing a formation rate and radiative decay branching-ratio of (t3Heμ) molecule. From fusion neutron measurements, estimated values were obtained for (ttμ) molecular formation rate as well as sticking probability ωt in ttμ fusion. A possible new insight in t +t fusion reaction process at a low energy limit is also obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-234
Number of pages6
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Muon catalyzed t-t fusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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