The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 75–83 | Cite as

Time-evolution of cascade processes of muonic atoms in hydrogen-helium mixtures

  • V. Bystritsky
  • W. Czapliński
  • M. Filipowicz
  • E. GułaEmail author
  • N. Popov


The time-dependence of the population of muonic hydrogen states in hydrogen-helium mixtures is calculated for principal quantum number n. The number of muons transferred to helium nuclei is also determined. The dependence of the population of the ground state of muonic hydrogen q 1 s He on time and target density and the helium concentration is also considered. The results are in agreement with recent experimental data. The comparison of the calculated yield of K lines of X-ray in pure hydrogen and deuterium with experimental data indicates the essential role of the Coulomb deexcitation process. Possible Stark mixing is also analysed.


34.60.+z Scattering in highly excited states (e.g. Rydberg states) 34.70.+e Charge transfer 36.10.-k Exotic atoms and molecules (containing mesons, muons, and other unusual particles) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Bystritsky
    • 1
  • W. Czapliński
    • 2
  • M. Filipowicz
    • 2
  • E. Guła
    • 3
    Email author
  • N. Popov
    • 4
  1. 1.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubna, Moscow regionRussia
  2. 2.Faculty of Physics and Nuclear TechniquesUniversity of Mining and MetallurgyCracowPoland
  3. 3.Institute of Nuclear PhysicsCracowPoland
  4. 4.Sektion Physik der Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

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