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Influence of epithermal muonic molecule formation on kinetics of the μCF processes in deuterium

  • Andrzej AdamczakEmail author
  • Mark P. Faifman
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The non-resonant formation of ddμ molecules in the loosely bound state in collisions of non-thermalized atoms with deuterium molecules D2 has been considered. The process of such a type is possible only for collision energies exceeded the ionization potential of D2. The calculated rates of ddμ formation in the above-threshold energy region are about one order of magnitude higher than obtained earlier. The role of epithermal non-resonant μ-molecule formation for the kinetics of μCF processes in D2 gas was studied. It was shown that the non-resonant ddμ formation by atoms accelerated during the cascade can be directly observed in the neutron time spectra at very short initial times.


Muonic molecule Non-resonant formation Kinetics of μCF in deuterium 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear PhysicsPolish Academy of SciencesKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Research Coordinative Center “MUCATEX”MoscowRussia

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