Using a Monte Carlo method, we study the energy efficiency of muon production by a high-energy beam of deuterons, i.e., protons and neutrons, injected into infinite deuterium-tritium targets. We present detailed results for the dependence on target density and beam energy. The key role of secondary (shower) production of muons is demonstrated. Constraints on the possibility of muon catalyzed fusion power reactors are established.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics