Atomic final-state interactions in tritium decay

R. D. Williams, S. E. Koonin

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We calculate the effect of the Coulomb interaction of the ejected ray with the bound atomic electron in the decay of a tritium atom. The excited state probabilities of the residual helium ion are changed by at most 0.17% from the usual sudden approximation. RADIOACTIVITY H3; atomic final states, neutrino mass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1815-1817
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983

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Atomic final-state interactions in tritium decay. / Williams, R. D.; Koonin, S. E.

In: Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, Vol. 27, No. 4, 1983, p. 1815-1817.

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