PC-fortran programs for muon reactivation calculations in muon-cataluzed fusion


Journal Article

The introduction of a μ- particle into a mixture of hydrogen isotopes brings about a repetitive cycle of processes leading to nuclear fusion and the release of energy. Sticking is one of the critical processes limiting the number of fusions induced by one muon during its lifetime. When the (αμ)+ ion created with the energy E=3.46 MeV is slowed down in a dense DT mixture, the muon can be stripped (reactivated), thus allowing the muon to return to the catalytic cycle. The coupled differential equations describing the reaction process are solved using the computer code as documented by L.F. Shampine and M.K. Gordon [Computer Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations, the initial value problem (Freeman, San Francisco, 1975)]. © 1990.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rafelski, HE; Müller, B

Published Date

  • January 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 59 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 521 - 526

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0010-4655

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0010-4655(90)90093-G

Citation Source

  • Scopus