Production of the smallest QED atom: True muonium (μ+μ-)

Stanley J. Brodsky, Richard Lebed

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Abstract

The "true muonium" (μ+μ-) and "true tauonium" (Ï.,+Ï.,-) bound states are not only the heaviest, but also the most compact pure QED systems. The rapid weak decay of the Ï., makes the observation of true tauonium difficult. However, as we show, the production and study of true muonium is possible at modern electron-positron colliders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number213401
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume102
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - May 26 2009

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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