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On the Production of Pions and Muons for the Purposes of Muon-Catalyzed Fusion

  • A. Bertin
  • M. Capponi
  • S. De Castro
  • I. Massa
  • M. Piccinini
  • M. Poli
  • N. Semprini-Cesari
  • A. Vitale
  • E. Zavattini
  • A. Zoccoli
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 33)

Abstract

In order to get the necessary yield of parent particles for muon-catalyzed fusion (μCF) purposes, an adequate production of negative pions represents the most effective mean, provided the pions are released in suitable beam-target collisions. If one takes into consideration the possibility of exploiting μCF for energy applications, the problem of the cost of the primary pions turns out to be essential.

Keywords

Pion Production Beam Momentum Target Diameter Negative Pion Deuterium Target 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Bertin
    • 1
  • M. Capponi
    • 1
  • S. De Castro
    • 1
  • I. Massa
    • 1
  • M. Piccinini
    • 1
  • M. Poli
    • 2
  • N. Semprini-Cesari
    • 1
  • A. Vitale
    • 1
  • E. Zavattini
    • 3
  • A. Zoccoli
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica dell’UniversitàInstituto Nazionale di Fisica NucleareBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Energetica dell’Università di FirenzeIstituto Nazionale di Fisica NucleareItaly
  3. 3.CERNGeneva 23Switzerland

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