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Muon-catalysed fusion revisited

Abstract

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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Jones, S. Muon-catalysed fusion revisited. Nature 321, 127–133 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1038/321127a0

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