Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 305, Issue 3, pp 889–895 | Cite as

High-pressure solid hydrogen target for muon catalyzed fusion

Article

Abstract

We have developed a high-pressure solid hydrogen target for muon-catalyzed fusion to study temperature dependence of fusion cycling rates and muon loss probabilities in solid hydrogen at higher temperature than the melting point. The constructed target is a simple standalone-system consisting of a solid hydrogen target, a high-pressure generator, an isolation valve and a buffer tank. The solid hydrogen target and high-pressure generator are independently cooled down and temperature-controlled by closed-cycle helium-refrigerators. In the performance test, the solid D2 target was formed successfully at 33.6 K with applying D2 gas pressure at 79 MPa.

Keywords

Muon catalyzed fusion Solid hydrogen High-pressure target Fusion cycling rate Muon loss probability Muon reactivation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based ScienceWakoJapan

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