Lowenergy direct muon transfer from H to Ne^{10+}, S^{16+} and Ar^{18+} using the twostate closecoupling approximation to the FaddeevHahntype equation
Abstract
We perform a threebody calculation of direct muontransfer rates from thermalized muonic hydrogen isotopes to bare nuclei Ne^{10+}, S^{16+} and Ar^{18+} employing integrodifferential FaddeevHahntype equations in configuration space with a twostate closecoupling approximation scheme. All Coulomb potentials including the strong finalstate Coulomb repulsion are treated exactly. A longrange polarization potential is included in the elastic channel to take into account the high polarizability of the muonic hydrogen. The transfer rates socalculated are in good agreement with recent experiments. We find that the muon is captured predominantly in the n = 6, 9 and 10 states of muonic Ne^{10+}, S^{16+} and Ar^{18+}, respectively.
 Publication:

Journal of Physics B Atomic Molecular Physics
 Pub Date:
 February 2002
 DOI:
 10.1088/09534075/35/4/317
 arXiv:
 arXiv:physics/0109025
 Bibcode:
 2002JPhB...35..935S
 Keywords:

 Physics  Atomic Physics
 EPrint:
 16 Latex pages