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dc.contributor.advisorRafelski, J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHarley, David.
dc.creatorHarley, David.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-31T17:37:53Z
dc.date.available2011-10-31T17:37:53Z
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/185443
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.
dc.language.isoenen_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.subjectDissertations, Academicen_US
dc.subjectNuclear physicsen_US
dc.subjectControlled fusion.en_US
dc.titleNuclear and molecular processes in muon-catalyzed fusion.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.identifier.oclc709792535en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_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
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-15T23:08:36Z
html.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.


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