ZhETF, Vol. 135,
p. 242 (February 2009)
(English translation - JETP,
Vol. 108, No. 2,
available online at www.springer.com
EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF MUON-CATALYZED t+t FUSION
Bogdanova L.N., Bom V.R., Demin A.M., Demin D.L., van Eijk C.W.E., Filchagin S.V., Filchenkov V.V., Grafov N.N., Grishechkin S.K., Gritsaj K.I., Konin A.D., Kuryakin A.V., Medved S.V., Musyaev R.K., Rudenko A.I., Tumkin D.P., Vinogradov Yu.I., Yukhimchuk A.A., Yukhimchuk S.A., Zinov V.G., Zlatousskii S.V.
Received: July 15, 2008
PACS: 36.10.Ee, 36.10.-k, 25.30.Mr
The muon-catalyzed fusion (μ CF) process in tritium was studied by the μ CF collaboration on the muon beam of the JINR Phasotron. The measurements were carried out with a liquid tritium target at the temperature 22 K and density approximately 1.25 of the liquid hydrogen density ( LHD). Parameters of the μ CF cycle were determined: the ttμ muonic molecule formation rate λttμ=2.84 (0.32) μs-1, the tt fusion reaction rate λf=15.6 (2.0) μs-1, and the probability of muon sticking to helium ωtt=13.9 (1.5) %. The results agree with those obtained earlier by other groups, but better accuracy was achieved due to our unique experimental method.