Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 82, Issue 1–4, pp 15–30 | Cite as

Collisional problems in the μCF cycle before muonic molecule formation

  • James S. Cohen
Collisional Problems Involving Muonic Atoms And Molecules Theoretical Studies Of Muonic Atom — Nuclei Collisions And Muon Transfer


Important processes in the muon-catalyzed fusion cycle preceding muonic molecule formation are discussed. These include muonic atom formation as well as the subsequent elastic, isotopic-exchange, and hyperfine-state quenching collisions of the muonic atoms. Modern methods for atomic capture of the negative muon are reviewed. Elastic and inelastic cross sections obtained in the improved adiabatic representation are given, and rates at liquidhydrogen density are tabulated for easy reference and comparison.


Thin Film Important Process Modern Method Inelastic Cross Section Atom Formation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James S. Cohen
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  1. 1.Theoretical DivisionLos Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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