Production of bound [Formula Presented] systems in relativistic heavy ion collisions

I. F. Ginzburg, U. D. Jentschura, S. G. Karshenboim, F. Krauss, V. G. Serbo, G. Soff

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Dimuonium (the bound system of two muons, the [Formula Presented]-atom system) has not been observed yet. In this paper we discuss the electromagnetic production of dimuonium at RHIC and LHC in relativistic heavy ion collisions. The production of parastates is analyzed in the equivalent photon approximation. For the treatment of orthostates, we develop a three-photon formalism. We determine the production rates at RHIC and LHC with an accuracy of a few percent and discuss problems related to the observation of dimuonium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3565-3573
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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