Muonium formation in noble gases and noble-gas mixtures

R. D. Stambaugh, D. E. Casperson, T. W. Crane, V. W. Hughes, H. F. Kaspar, P. Souder, P. A. Thompson, H. Orth, G. Zu Putlitz, A. B. Denison

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In an experiment at the Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility, no muonium formation was found in pure He or Ne, and abundant formation in Ar and Xe. A small Xe admixture (0.1%) in He and Ne resulted in abundant muonium formation, due to the process in which Xe serves as an electron donor to a low-energy positive muon. These results are qualitatively consistent with our knowledge of relevant atomic collision cross sections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)568-571
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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