The first observation of the temperature-dependent phenomenon of muon catalyzed fusion in solid D-T mixtures

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

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Abstract

A systematic study on muon catalyzed fusion (μCF) was conducted in solid deuterium and tritium (D-T) mixture. A variety of experimental conditions were investigated, i.e., tritium concentrations from 20 to 70%, temperatures from 5 to 16 K. A preliminary analysis result suggests a steep decrease in the dtμ-molecule formation rate with decreasing temperature, and also an increase in the probability for a muon reactivation after an α-sticking phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-240
Number of pages6
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Volume138
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Muon catalyzed fusion
  • Resonant dtμ formation

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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