ZhETF, Vol. 123,
p. 518 (March 2003)
(English translation - JETP,
Vol. 96, No. 3,
available online at www.springer.com
MEASUREMENT OF THE TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE OF THE dd\mu MOLECULE FORMATION RATE IN DENSE DEUTERIUM AT TEMPERATURES 85-790 K
Bom V.R., Demin D.L., C.W.E. van Eijk, Filchenkov V.V., Grafov N.N., Grebinnik V.G., Gritsaj K.I., Kuryakin A.V., Nazarov V.A., Perevozchikov V.V., Rudenko A.I., Sadetsky S.M., Vinogradov Yu.I., Yukhimchuk A.A., Yukhimchuk S.A., Zinov V.G., Zlatoustovskii S.V.
Received: July 29, 2002
PACS: 36.10.-k, 36.10.Dr
Muon catalyzed fusion (MCF) in deuterium was studied by the MCF collaboration at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research phasotron. The measurements were carried out with a high-pressure deuterium target in the temperature range 85-790 K at densities about 0.5 and 0.8 of the liquid hydrogen density. The first experimental results for the ddμ molecule formation rate λddμ in the temperature range 400-790 K with deuterium density about 0.5 of the liquid hydrogen density are presented.