Preprint / Nuclear Physics E15-2005-22 JINR-E15-2005-22

Influence of the Epithermal Effects on the MCF Steady State

Filchenkov, V V ; Grafov, N N ; Gritsaj, K I

Published in: Hyperfine Interact.
Pages: 15 p
Year: 2005

Abstract: This work is devoted to the correct interpretation of the steady-state parameters of the muon catalyzed fusion (MCF) process in a $D/T$ mixture. Previously the influence of the {\it epithermal} effects ($dt\mu$-molecule formation by \char 165 hot\char 245, non-thermalized $t\mu$ atoms) on the steady-state parameters was studied only for measurements with a low-density target (density $\varphi=0.01$ relative to the liquid hydrogen density). We suggest a new method allowing direct determination of the necessary corrections to the MCF cycling rate for high-density data ($\varphi \geq 0.4$).

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