Normalization of the asymptotic form of three-body (dtμ)+ and (ddμ)+ wave functions

Y. Kino, M. R. Harston, I. Shimamura, E. A.G. Armour, M. Kamimura

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)870-873
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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