Abstract

Dimuonium (the bound system of two muons, the μ+ μ--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.

Department(s)

Physics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0556-2813

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1998 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

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