The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp 341–345 | Cite as

Monte Carlo simulations of the μCF processes kinetics in deuterium gas

  • A. Adamczak
  • M. P. Faifman
Atomic and Molecular Collisions Regular Article


The kinetics of muon-catalyzed-fusion processes (μCF) in pure D2 gas have been studied by means of Monte Carlo simulations for various target temperatures and densities. In particular, the role of resonant and non-resonant ddμ formation in μCF has been investigated. It has been shown that non-resonant formation can be directly observed at very short times in the neutron time spectra from μCF for low-density D2 targets. The time spectra of neutrons from the low-temperature ortho-D2 and para-D2 gas targets have been calculated. These spectra display a strong ortho-para effect, which agrees with experimental results for the dilute-gas D2 targets.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of SciencesKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Rzeszów Technical UniversityRzeszówPoland
  3. 3.Russian Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”MoscowRussia

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