Method of determination of muon catalyzed fusion parameters in H-T mixture
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna, Moscow Region,
Revised: 16 December 2002
Published online: 15 July 2003
A method for measurement of the muon catalyzed fusion parameters μCF in the H-T mixture is proposed. The kinetics of the mu-atomic and mu-molecular processes preceding the pt reaction in the molecule is described. Analytical expressions are obtained for the yields and time distributions of γ quanta and conversion muons formed in nuclear fusion reactions in molecules. It is shown that information on the desired parameters can be found from the joint analysis of the time distributions of γ quanta and conversion muons to be obtained in experiments with the H-T mixture at three (and more) appreciable different atomic concentrations of tritium. The experiments with the H-T mixture at the meson facility PSI (Switzerland) are planned to be optimized to gain the precise information about the desired μCF parameters.
PACS: 25.10.+s – Nuclear reactions involving few-nucleon systems / 25.60.Pj – Fusion reactions / 36.10.-k – Exotic atoms and molecules (containing mesons, muons, and other unusual particles)
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