Muon catalyzed fusion

  title={Muon catalyzed fusion},
  author={James Samuel Cohen},
  journal={Nuclear Instruments \& Methods in Physics Research Section B-beam Interactions With Materials and Atoms},
  • J. Cohen
  • Published 2 July 1989
  • Physics
  • Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section B-beam Interactions With Materials and Atoms

Muon catalysed fusion

Abstract A decade ago it was established that one muon in a deuterium-tritium mixture can catalyse more than 100 nuclear fusion reactions and that this phenomenon could be used for the production of

Laser Induced Transitions in Muon Catalyzed Fusion

Nuclear fusion reactions of deuterium-tritium can be catalyzed by muons. When an energetic negative muon (μ) enters a deuterium-tritium mixture the following chain of reactions occurs: a) slowing

Muon-catalyzed fusion theory

Some topics in muon-catalyzed fusion theory are discussed: Resonant formation ofddμ molecules appears to be well understood, with good agreement so far between theory and experiment. The situation

Muon catalysis and fusion reactions at low energies

Abstract The essence of the phenomenon of the muon catalysed fusion (μCF) is explained. The today status of the muon catalysis investigations is presented and various aspects of μ CF application are

X-Ray Lasing in a Muon Catalyzed Fusion System

When an energetic negative muon enters a dense DT target it initiates the chain of reactions: (a) stopping and capture of p into atomic levels of deuterium and tritium. (b)μ transfer from the

Muon catalysis and nuclear breeding

The current state of research on muon catalysis is presented. Means of possibly using this phenomenon for the production of nuclear energy and neutrons are discussed, as is the role of muon catalysis

Muon catalysed fusion Chemical confinement of nuclei within the muonic molecule dtμ

Abstract Negative muons may be used as a catalyst to fuse hydrogen nuclei into helium. The necessary confinement of nuclei is obtained on a microscopic scale by chemical bonding within ‘exotic’



Muon catalysis for energy production by nuclear fusion

In 1957 Jackson1 considered the possibility of using muon-catalysed dt (deuterium–tritium)-fusion for energy production. His conclusion was negative. However, the situation has now changed and this

Experimental investigation of muon-catalyzed d-t fusion

Measurements of the absolute neutron yield and the time dependence of the appearance of neutrons resulting from muon-catalyzed fusion have been carried out in high-density deuterium-tritium mixtures.

Muon-catalyzed D-T fusion at low temperature.

Improved analysis of muon-catalyzed deuterium-tritium fusion within a wide range of mixtures in liquid and gas includes hyperfine effects and allows a clear separation of intrinsic dt sticking s/ from kinetic effects.

Kinetics of muonic helium in muon-catalyzed d-d and d-t fusion.

  • Cohen
  • Physics
    Physical review letters
  • 1987
An accurate kinetics treatment is applied to the muonic helium atoms formed by a muon's sticking to the charged particle produced in muon-catalyzed d-d and d-t fusion, and the density dependence of the sticking is much weaker than previously observed.

Resonant Mesonic-Molecule Formation in Muon-Catalyzed D-T Fusion

In the resonant formation of $\mathrm{dt}\ensuremath{\mu}$ mesonic molecules, the incoming orbital and molecular angular momenta contribute in an essential way. The earlier calculation of Vinitsky et

Observation of unexpected density effects in muon-catalyzed d-t fusion.

Unexpected target-density effects have been discovered both in muon-catalyzed d-t fusion and in the effective sticking probability, presumably because of a strong three-body contribution.