Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/185443
Title:
Nuclear and molecular processes in muon-catalyzed fusion.
Author:
Harley, David.
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The dt-αn continuum in the presence of the muon is studied in detail, and it is shown that the existence of extended continuum states just beneath the d+(tμ)₁(s) threshold can lead to a variety of 'pseudoresonant' fusion processes with a temperature and density dependence distinct from those leading to molecular formation. Various in-flight and pseudoresonant fusion reaction cross sections involving the excitation of electromolecular states and two or three scattering bodies are computed. Fusion processes in very dense plasmas of ∼10³ liquid hydrogen density are studied, and it is shown that in this environment both sticking and muon transfer problems are eliminated, and that pseudoresonant fusion processes should dominate. In this context, the use of negatively charged hadrons as potential catalytic particles is also considered.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Dissertations, Academic; Nuclear physics; Controlled fusion.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Physics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Rafelski, J.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleNuclear and molecular processes in muon-catalyzed fusion.en_US
dc.creatorHarley, David.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHarley, David.en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe dt-αn continuum in the presence of the muon is studied in detail, and it is shown that the existence of extended continuum states just beneath the d+(tμ)₁(s) threshold can lead to a variety of 'pseudoresonant' fusion processes with a temperature and density dependence distinct from those leading to molecular formation. Various in-flight and pseudoresonant fusion reaction cross sections involving the excitation of electromolecular states and two or three scattering bodies are computed. Fusion processes in very dense plasmas of ∼10³ liquid hydrogen density are studied, and it is shown that in this environment both sticking and muon transfer problems are eliminated, and that pseudoresonant fusion processes should dominate. In this context, the use of negatively charged hadrons as potential catalytic particles is also considered.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDissertations, Academicen_US
dc.subjectNuclear physicsen_US
dc.subjectControlled fusion.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRafelski, J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBurrows, A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDonahue, D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHasenfratz, A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBowen, T.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9124152en_US
dc.identifier.oclc709792535en_US
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