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Bashkin, S. and Kavanagh, R. W. and Parker, P. D. (1959) Search for Li4. Physical Review Letters, 3 (11). pp. 518-520. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.3.518.

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The possibility that Li4 might be stable against decay into He3 and a proton has led to revived speculation(1) concerning the effect which such a nucleus would have in stellar processes. Although there are good theoretical and some experimental arguments(1,2) against the existence of a β-active Li4, it seemed important to make a direct, experimental investigation of this nucleus.

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Additional Information:©1959 The American Physical Society. Received 2 November 1959. It is a pleasure to thank Professor W.A. Fowler for many stimulating and enlightening discussions. Mr. J.D. Pearson, Mr. J.R. Stevens, and Professor C.A. Barnes contributed generously to operation of the equipment. Supported in part by the joint program of the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
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