Production of muons for fusion catalysis in a magnetic mirror configuration

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One possible near term application of a muon-producing magnetic-mirror scheme would be to build a high-flux neutron source for radiation damage studies. The careful arrangement of triton orbits will result in many of the ..pi../sup -/s being produced near the axis of the magnetic mirror. The pions quickly decay into muons, which are transported into a small (few-cm-diameter) reactor chamber producing approximately 1-MW/m/sup 2/ neutron flux on the chamber walls, using a laboratory accelerator and magnetic mirror. The costs of construction and operation of the triton injection accelerator probably introduces most of the uncertainty in the viability of this scheme. ... continued below

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Moir, R.W. & Chapline, G.F. Jr. June 25, 1986.

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One possible near term application of a muon-producing magnetic-mirror scheme would be to build a high-flux neutron source for radiation damage studies. The careful arrangement of triton orbits will result in many of the ..pi../sup -/s being produced near the axis of the magnetic mirror. The pions quickly decay into muons, which are transported into a small (few-cm-diameter) reactor chamber producing approximately 1-MW/m/sup 2/ neutron flux on the chamber walls, using a laboratory accelerator and magnetic mirror. The costs of construction and operation of the triton injection accelerator probably introduces most of the uncertainty in the viability of this scheme. If a 10-..mu..A, 600 MeV neutral triton accelerator could be built for less than $100 million and operated cheaply enough, one might well bring muon-catalyzed fusion into practical use.

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  • 4. international conference on emerging nuclear energy systems, Madrid, Spain, 30 Jun 1986

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  • Other: DE86012811
  • Report No.: UCRL-93987
  • Report No.: CONF-860601-6
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5481354
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093432

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Moir, R.W. & Chapline, G.F. Jr. Production of muons for fusion catalysis in a magnetic mirror configuration, article, June 25, 1986; [Livermore,] California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093432/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.