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Two Notes On the Probability of Radiative Transitions

Oppenheimer, J. R. (1930) Two Notes On the Probability of Radiative Transitions. Physical Review, 35 (8). pp. 939-947. ISSN 0031-899X. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:OPPpr30b

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Abstract

In 1 we compute the rate at which electrons and protons should, on Dirac's theory of electrons and protons, annihilate each other; this gives a mean life time for matter of the order of 10^-10 sec. In 2 we compute by Dirac's radiation theory the relative probability of radiative and radiationless transitions; we obtain an expression substantially equivalent to that derived by Heisenberg and Pauli.


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Additional Information:©1930 The American Physical Society Received 4 March 1930
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