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Investigation of initial state of captured muon by measuring muonic X-rays

Ninomiya, Kazuhiko; Kita, Makoto*; Ito, Takashi  ; Nagatomo, Takashi*; Kubo, Kenya*; Shinohara, Atsushi*; Strasser, P.*; Kawamura, Naritoshi*; Shimomura, Koichiro*; Miyake, Yasuhiro*; Miura, Taichi; Higemoto, Wataru 

Muonic atom is an atom like system that has one negatively charged muon instead of an electron. It is known that the initial state of captured muon is influenced by the outer electron structure of muon capturing molecule and some muon capture models have been proposed. To investigate the molecular effect in muonic atom formation, we performed muon irradiation for low pressure NO and N$$_{2}$$O gases and measured muonic X-rays emitted from muonic atoms. We found that the muon capture models are not reproduced our results.

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