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Beta-gamma circular polarization correlation measurements

Boehm, F. and Wapstra, A. H. (1957) Beta-gamma circular polarization correlation measurements. Physical Review, 106 (6). pp. 1364-1366. ISSN 0031-899X.

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Owing to nonconservation of parity in β decay,(1) γ rays following β transitions are circularly polarized. The angular distribution of circularly polarized γ rays emitted under an angle 0 with the preceding β particles is W(0,±) = 1±A(v/c) cos0 (+ for right hand, - for left-hand circular polarization).(2)

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Additional Information:©1957 The American Physical Society. Received 25 April 1957. The authors are indebted to Dr. K. Alder, Dr. B. Stech, and Dr. A. Winther for helpful discussions and to Professor J. W. M. DuMond for his continual interest in this work.
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