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Decay of bound muons

Gilinsky, Victor and Mathews, Jon (1960) Decay of bound muons. Physical Review, 120 (4). pp. 1450-1457. ISSN 0031-899X. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:GILpr60

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Abstract

The decay rate of bound muons from the K shell is calculated for elements up to lead. The muon is represented by a relativistic wave function for a point nucleus with parameters adjusted for finite-nuclear-size effects. The outcoming electron is represented by a Sommerfeld-Maue wave function. The decay rate is found to be a monotonically decreasing function of the atomic number. An estimate of the error is obtained by comparing with an exact calculation for the lowest electron angular state. The spectrum and angular distribution of the electrons are also presented.


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Additional Information:©1960 The American Physical Society. Received 11 July 1960. We are indebted to Dr. S. Berman for bringing this problem to our attention, and to Professor R.F. Christy for suggesting the use of Sommerfeld-Maue wave functions. One of us (J.M.) wishes to acknowledge the support of the Radio Corporation of America.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:05 Jan 2007
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