Muon transfer in gas targets


Journal Article

The transfer of a negative muon from a proton to a heavy atom Q, μ-p + Q → p + μ-Q, is treated in terms of a classical description of the μp trajectory. We discuss the muon transfer rate itself, the subsequent population of states in the atom Q, and the effects of electron screening. The polarizability of the μp atom emerges as a crucial factor in the transfer process. © 1977.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Haff, PK; Rodrigo, E; Tombrello, TA

Published Date

  • January 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 104 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 363 - 379

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-035X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-4916

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0003-4916(77)90336-0

Citation Source

  • Scopus