A search for muon-catalysed dd fusion in a deuterated organic crystal
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University of Cape Town
The possibility of muon-catalysed dd fusion via a Vesman-type mechanism in an organic crystal of deuterated anthracene is considered. In order to test this possibility the production of muons by 200 Me V protons incident on a 1mm Pb target is investigated. Two experiments to search for evidence of muon-catalysed fusion in a cylindrical deuterated anthracene crystal (9 mm diameter by l20 mm length) are described. The results indicate, tentatively, a fusion rate of 0.2 - 1.1 per incident μ-.
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Oliver, M. 1992. A search for muon-catalysed dd fusion in a deuterated organic crystal. University of Cape Town.