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Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 65, Issue 1–4, pp 1007–1013 | Cite as

Production of slow muonic hydrogen isotopes in vacuum

  • B. M. Forster
  • J. M. Bailey
  • G. A. Beer
  • J. L. Beveridge
  • J. H. Brewer
  • W. N. Hardy
  • T. M. Huber
  • K. R. Kendall
  • A. R. Kunselman
  • J. A. Macdonald
  • G. M. Marshall
  • G. R. Mason
  • A. Olin
  • M. Senba
  • J. B. Warren
Muonic Hydrogen, Negative Muons

Abstract

Muonic hydrogen isotopes (μ p, μ d, and μt) are simple quantum mechanical systems ideally suited for studies of numerous fundamental phenomena in electroweak and strong interactions as well as in applied areas such as muon chemistry or muon catalyzed fusion.

Emission of muonic hydrogen isotopes into vacuum helps to overcome the limitations which are normally imposed on conventional investigations with gaseous and liquid targets. A proof of principle experiment for this new technique was performed at TRIUMF last year. Negative muons with 30 MeV/c momentum were stopped in a thin film of solid hydrogen and produced very low energy μd in vacuum. The distribution center of the normal velocity components of emitted μd atoms was measured to be ∼1 cm/μs. The yield of μd in vacuum is an increasing function of H2 film thickness δ up to a value of δ≥1 mm.

Keywords

Thin Film Film Thickness Velocity Component Strong Interaction Mechanical System 
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© J.C. Baltzer A.G. Scientific Publishing Company 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. M. Forster
    • 1
  • J. M. Bailey
    • 2
  • G. A. Beer
    • 3
  • J. L. Beveridge
    • 2
  • J. H. Brewer
    • 1
  • W. N. Hardy
    • 1
  • T. M. Huber
    • 6
  • K. R. Kendall
    • 4
  • A. R. Kunselman
    • 5
  • J. A. Macdonald
    • 2
  • G. M. Marshall
    • 2
  • G. R. Mason
    • 3
  • A. Olin
    • 3
  • M. Senba
    • 2
  • J. B. Warren
    • 1
  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.TRIUMFVancouverCanada
  3. 3.University of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  4. 4.University of ArizonaTucsonU.S.A.
  5. 5.University of WyomingLaramieU.S.A.
  6. 6.Gustavus Adolphus CollegeSt. PeterU.S.A.

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