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Nature 321, 127 - 133 (08 May 1986); doi:10.1038/321127a0

Muon-catalysed fusion revisited

Steven Earl Jones

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA

Muons introduced into relatively cold, dense deuterium-tritium mixtures can replace the atomic electrons and form muonic molecules which participate readily in nuclear fusion reactions. Catalysis yields of ~150 fusions per muon have been achieved, renewing interest in muon-catalysed fusion as a possible source of energy.

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