In order to investigate a discrepancy between existing literature values for the normalization constant in the asymptotic form of three-body wave functions for (dtμ)+, we report the results of a calculation of the normalization constants for this system as well as the related system (ddμ)+. These were obtained by fitting to accurate variational wave functions with special care being taken to describe the long-range (tμ)+d or (dμ)+d behavior. The implications of this reevaluation of the normalization constants are discussed in relation to the theoretical formation rates of molecules such as (dtμ)dee and (ddμ)dee, which are key intermediates in the muon-catalyzed fusion cycle.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics