Simulation of muon-catalysed fusion experiments

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Brooks, F D en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Henderson, C G L en_ZA
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dc.date.available 2015-12-28T06:12:07Z
dc.date.issued 1991 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Henderson, C. 1991. Simulation of muon-catalysed fusion experiments. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16010
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract A Monte Carlo code MUGLU has been, written for the simulation of experiments to measure alpha-muon sticking in muon catalysed deuterium-tritium fusion. The experiments simulated are those which measure the ratio of αμ to α from fusion in a low density gas target by detecting collinear alpha-neutron coincidences and relying on the differing stopping powers of the α and αμ ions. The Monte Carlo simulations provide estimates of geometrical and detection efficiency factors required for the calculation of the sticking coefficient from the experimental measurements. Simulations have been made of alternative experimental geometries in order to investigate the α-neutron coincidence signature and other characteristics of existing and proposed systems. The characteristics of a neutron detector used in, one of the current sticking experiments (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) have been studied experimentally, as well as simulated, using the T(d,n)α reaction to emulate the fusion source. The results obtained show that the dependence of the neutron detection efficiency on the position and angle of neutron incidence on the detector is significant and should be taken into account when determining sticking coefficients from alpha-neutron coincidence measurements. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Physics en_ZA
dc.subject.other Nuclear fusion en_ZA
dc.subject.other Muons en_ZA
dc.subject.other Deuterium en_ZA
dc.subject.other Tritium en_ZA
dc.title Simulation of muon-catalysed fusion experiments en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Physics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Henderson, C. G. L. (1991). <i>Simulation of muon-catalysed fusion experiments</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Physics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16010 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Henderson, C G L. <i>"Simulation of muon-catalysed fusion experiments."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Physics, 1991. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16010 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Henderson CGL. Simulation of muon-catalysed fusion experiments. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Physics, 1991 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16010 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Henderson, C G L AB - A Monte Carlo code MUGLU has been, written for the simulation of experiments to measure alpha-muon sticking in muon catalysed deuterium-tritium fusion. The experiments simulated are those which measure the ratio of αμ to α from fusion in a low density gas target by detecting collinear alpha-neutron coincidences and relying on the differing stopping powers of the α and αμ ions. The Monte Carlo simulations provide estimates of geometrical and detection efficiency factors required for the calculation of the sticking coefficient from the experimental measurements. Simulations have been made of alternative experimental geometries in order to investigate the α-neutron coincidence signature and other characteristics of existing and proposed systems. The characteristics of a neutron detector used in, one of the current sticking experiments (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) have been studied experimentally, as well as simulated, using the T(d,n)α reaction to emulate the fusion source. The results obtained show that the dependence of the neutron detection efficiency on the position and angle of neutron incidence on the detector is significant and should be taken into account when determining sticking coefficients from alpha-neutron coincidence measurements. DA - 1991 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1991 T1 - Simulation of muon-catalysed fusion experiments TI - Simulation of muon-catalysed fusion experiments UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16010 ER - en_ZA


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