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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Abstract

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
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974
Externally publishedYes

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    Stambaugh, R. D., Casperson, D. E., Crane, T. W., Hughes, V. W., Kaspar, H. F., Souder, P., Thompson, P. A., Orth, H., Putlitz, G. Z., & Denison, A. B. (1974). Muonium formation in noble gases and noble-gas mixtures. Physical Review Letters, 33(10), 568-571. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.568