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Nuclear Fusion Rates in the (ttµ)+ Molecule

Hiroshi Kudo, Hiroki Shibata, Yasushi Kino

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 41 / Number 3P2 / May 2002 / Pages 363-367

Properties and Reaction / Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Tritium Science and Technology Tsukuba, Japan November 12-16, 2001 /

Nuclear fusion rates in a muonic tritium molecule are calculated by the coupled rearrangement channel method. The interaction between two tritons is described by the optical model. The optical potential is determined by reproducing the t + t → α + n + n reaction cross section. The nuclear fusion rate obtained was in good agreement with an experimental value. The charge symmetry of nucleons is partially broken in the low energy t + t reaction by 30 %. The mechanism of the reaction is approximately described by the proton stripping reaction. We deny the possibility of the fusion through a negative parity resonant state.

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