The main goal of the FAMU experiment is the measurement of the hyperfine splitting (hfs) in the 1S state of muonic hydrogen ΔEhfs (μ - p)1S. The physical process behind this experiment is the following: μp are formed in a mixture of hydrogen and a higher-Z gas. When absorbing a photon at resonance-energy ΔEhfs ≈ 0.182 eV, in subsequent collisions with the surrounding H 2 molecules, the μp is quickly de-excited and accelerated by ∼ 2/3 of the excitation energy. The observable is the time distribution of the K-lines X-rays emitted from the μZ formed by muon transfer (μp) + Z → (μZ)∗ + p, a reaction whose rate depends on the μp kinetic energy. The maximal response, to the tuned laser wavelength, of the time distribution of X-ray from K-lines of the (μZ)∗ cascade indicate the resonance. During the preparatory phase of the FAMU experiment, several measurements have been performed both to validate the methodology and to prepare the best configuration of target and detectors for the spectroscopic measurement. We present here the crucial study of the energy dependence of the transfer rate from muonic hydrogen to oxygen (Λμp → μ0 ), precisely measured for the first time.

FAMU: Study of the energy dependent transfer rate Λμp → μo

Baldazzi, G.
Investigation
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Fuschino, F.
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Rignanese, L. P.
Membro del Collaboration Group
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2018

Abstract

The main goal of the FAMU experiment is the measurement of the hyperfine splitting (hfs) in the 1S state of muonic hydrogen ΔEhfs (μ - p)1S. The physical process behind this experiment is the following: μp are formed in a mixture of hydrogen and a higher-Z gas. When absorbing a photon at resonance-energy ΔEhfs ≈ 0.182 eV, in subsequent collisions with the surrounding H 2 molecules, the μp is quickly de-excited and accelerated by ∼ 2/3 of the excitation energy. The observable is the time distribution of the K-lines X-rays emitted from the μZ formed by muon transfer (μp) + Z → (μZ)∗ + p, a reaction whose rate depends on the μp kinetic energy. The maximal response, to the tuned laser wavelength, of the time distribution of X-ray from K-lines of the (μZ)∗ cascade indicate the resonance. During the preparatory phase of the FAMU experiment, several measurements have been performed both to validate the methodology and to prepare the best configuration of target and detectors for the spectroscopic measurement. We present here the crucial study of the energy dependence of the transfer rate from muonic hydrogen to oxygen (Λμp → μ0 ), precisely measured for the first time.
Mocchiutti, E.; Bonvicini, V.; Danailov, M.; Furlanetto, E.; Gadedjisso-Tossou, K.S.; Guffaanti, D.; Pizzolotto, C.; Rachevski, A.; Stoychev, L.; Vallazza, E.; Zampa, G.; Niemela, J.; Ishida, K.; Adamczak, A.; Baccolo, G.; Benocci, R.; Bertoni, R.; Bonesini, M.; Chignoli, F.; Clemenza, M.; Curioni, A.; Maggi, V.; Mazza, R.; Moretti, M.; Nastasi, M.; Previtali, E.; Bakalov, D.; Danev, P.; Stoilov, M.; Baldazzi, G.; Campana, R.; D'Antone, I.; Furini, M.; Fuschino, F.; Labanti, C.; Margotti, A.; Meneghini, S.; Morgante, G.; Rignanese, L.P.; Rossi, P.L.; Zuffa, M.; Cervi, T.; Bari, A De; Menegolli, A.; Vecchi, C De; Nardò, R.; Rossella, M.; Tomaselli, A.; Colace, L.; Vincenzi, M De; Iaciofano, A.; Somma, F.; Tortora, L.; Ramponi, R.; Vacchi, A.
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