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Physics of Atomic Nuclei

, Volume 65, Issue 1, pp 102–108 | Cite as

Ortho-para conversion in the muonic molecule ppμ

  • S. S. Gershtein
  • A. V. Luchinsky
Elementary Particles and Fields Theory

Abstract

The ortho-para conversion due to the interaction between the nuclear magnetic moments and the atomic electron is considered in the muonic molecule (ppμ)e produced in the ortho state. It is shown that the rate of this transition is w≈0.466 s−1, which is much less than the rate of the transition induced by the mixing of states having opposite parities with respect to the inversion of the muon coordinates.

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Elementary Particle Atomic Electron Opposite Parity Nuclear Magnetic Moment Muonic Molecule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. S. Gershtein
    • 1
  • A. V. Luchinsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for High Energy PhysicsProtvino, Moscow oblastRussia

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