Oct 20 – 25, 2019
Europe/Zurich timezone

Search for muon catalyzed $d^3He$ fusion.

Oct 22, 2019, 5:03 PM
WHGA/001 - Auditorium (PSI)

WHGA/001 - Auditorium





The measurement of cross-section for the nuclear fusion reaction $d+^3He{\to}^4He+p$ at ultra-low energies is of interest in pure and applied physics. This fusion process is involved in the primordial nucleo-synthesis of the light elements in the early Universe. This reaction is a mirror reaction of the $d+t{\to}^4He+n$ fusion process and can be considered as a perspective source of thermonuclear energy.
We present a detailed study of the search for muon catalyzed $d^3He$-fusion, which was performed using the MuSun experimental setup. Based on the collected statistics , an upper limit for the rate ${\lambda_f}$ of muon catalyzed $d^3He$ fusion was set in this experiment performed with the $D_2+^3He(5{\%})$ gas mixture at $31K$ temperature with the gas density ${\phi}=6.2{\%}$ of the LHD ${\lambda}_f{\le}6.3{\cdot}10^4s^{-1}~at~90{\%}~C.L.$

Primary authors

Mr Alexander Nadtochy (NRCKI PNPI) Mr Alexander Solovyev (NRCKI PNPI) Dr Alexander Vasiliev (NRCKI PNPI) Prof. Alexei Vorobyov (NRCKI PNPI) Dr Kuzma Ivshin (NRCKI PNPI) Dr Marat Vznuzdaev (NRCKI PNPI) Dr Nikolai Voropaev (NRCKI PNPI) POLINA KRAVCHENKO Dr Peter Kravtsov (NRCKI PNPI) Mr Vasilii Fotiev (NRCKI PNPI) Mr Vladimir Ganzha (NRCKI PNPI)

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