Time-of-flight measurement of resonant molecular formation in muon catalyzed dt fusion

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Preliminary results are reported for an experiment at TRIUMF where a time-of-flight technique was tested for measuring the energy dependence of the rate for muon catalyzed dt fusion. Muonic tritium toms were created following transfer of negative muons from muonic protium in a layer of solid hydrogen (protium) containing a small fraction of tritium. The atoms escaped from the solid layer via the Ramsauer-Townsend mechanism, traversed a drift region of 18 mm, and then struck an adjacent layer of deuterium, where the muonic atom could form a molecular system. The time of detection of a fusion product (neutron or alpha) ... continued below

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Marshall, G.M.; Adamczak, A. & Bailey, J.M. November 1, 1995.

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Preliminary results are reported for an experiment at TRIUMF where a time-of-flight technique was tested for measuring the energy dependence of the rate for muon catalyzed dt fusion. Muonic tritium toms were created following transfer of negative muons from muonic protium in a layer of solid hydrogen (protium) containing a small fraction of tritium. The atoms escaped from the solid layer via the Ramsauer-Townsend mechanism, traversed a drift region of 18 mm, and then struck an adjacent layer of deuterium, where the muonic atom could form a molecular system. The time of detection of a fusion product (neutron or alpha) following muon arrival is dependent upon the energy of the muonic tritium atom as it traverses the drift region. By comparison of the time distribution of fusion events with a prediction based on the theoretical energy dependence of the rate, the strength of resonant formation can in principle be determined. The results extracted so far are discussed and the limitations of the method are examined.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96013384

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  • International symposium on muon catalyzed fusion, Dubna (Russian Federation), 20-23 Jun 1995

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  • Other: DE96013384
  • Report No.: TRI-PP--95-89
  • Report No.: CONF-950681--3
  • DOI: 10.2172/286274 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 286274
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669462

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Marshall, G.M.; Adamczak, A. & Bailey, J.M. Time-of-flight measurement of resonant molecular formation in muon catalyzed dt fusion, report, November 1, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669462/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.