Decay of a bound muon to a bound electron
M.J. Aslam,* A. Czarnecki, A. Morozova, G. Zhang
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2019 November 14
Published on: 2019 December 17
Abstract
A muon bound to a nucleus can decay into an electron that is either free or remains in a bound state. We here consider the latter case, as part of a larger project of characterizing bound
muon decays. These studies are motivated by experimental searches for the lepton-flavor-violating $\mu \to e$ conversions in the field of a nucleus. Here we focus on the hypothetical case of close electron and muon masses. In this case we present a simple analytical formula for the branching ratio and compare it with a previous publication.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.367.0148
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