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Evidence of an excited state in the alpha-particle

Lauritsen, C. C. and Crane, H. R. (1934) Evidence of an excited state in the alpha-particle. Physical Review, 46 (6). pp. 537-538. ISSN 0031-899X. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:LAUpr34f

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Abstract

It has been shown (1) that lithium bombarded with protons gives rise to a gamma-ray of about 12 m.e.v. and probably a second gamma-ray of about 4 m.e.v. energy. The 12 m.e.v. component we ascribe to the process 3Li7+1H1→2 2He4 because this appears to be the only reaction involving lithium and protons in which sufficient energy is released.


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Additional Information:©1934 The American Physical Society. Received 2 September 1934. We wish to thank Professor J. R. Oppenheimer and Professor R. C. Tolman for many valuable suggestions given us in connection with this problem.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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