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Fusion yield analysis

Before we test our main results on time-of-flight fusion spectra in the next section, let us first discuss the fusion yield measurements, which give us some confidence in our model as well as an indication of any new effects. Let us start with the analysis of the US yield measurements.

Figure 8.17: Monte Carlo simulations for US fusion yield (lines) compared to the experimental yield (open squares). MC(1) shows the nominal predictions with the uncertainties due the layer thickness indicated with the dotted lines. In MC(3), a constant rate s is added to the nominal $d\mu t$ formation rates, whereas MC(2) is with the original $d\mu t$ formation from Ref. [133,70,71,72] without the low energy modification.