A microscopic theory of muon capture in nuclei

N. Auerbach, Amir Klein

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The muon capture rates are calculated for a series of nuclei, using the Hartree-Fock randomphase approximation, and compared with experiment. The recoil term, the binding energy of the muon and finite size effects are calculated in detail. In a schematic model, the validity of the assumption M2V = M2A = M2P is studied, and found to hold reasonably well even for nuclei as heavy as 208Pb.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)480-500
Number of pages21
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2 Jul 1984


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