Muonic X-rays from liquid hydrogen

B. Budick, J. R. Toraskar, I. Yaghoobia

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    We have observed Lyman radiation from the muonic atoms formed when a beam of muons stops in a liquid hydrogen target. Energies for these X-rays lie in the range 1.9-2.5 keV. Our results are consistent with a ratio of Kα ΣK = 0.7 ± 0.2. In addition, we searched for X-rays from pionic hydrogen by stopping negative pions in liquid hydrogen. No clear evidence for pionic X-rays was found.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)539-541
    Number of pages3
    JournalPhysics Letters B
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - Mar 29 1971

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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