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Possibility of a test of the conserved vector current theory in the A=8 polyad

Weidenmüller, Hans A. (1960) Possibility of a test of the conserved vector current theory in the A=8 polyad. Physical Review Letters, 4 (6). pp. 299-302. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.4.299.

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The measurement of the β-α angular correlation function in the beta decay of Li8 and B8 has been proposed(1) as a test of the conserved vector current theory (C.V.C.T.) of beta decay.(2) In order to interpret recent experimental information,(3) a knowledge of the unknown M1 and E2 transition probabilities for the transition from the first J=2, T=1 state in Be8 to the first excited state (J=2, T=0) is necessary(4). It is especially interesting to know how much of the M1 transition probability in question is due to the spin part of the magnetic moment operator since only that part gives an enhancement of the corresponding second forbidden matrix element in beta decay, compared to the prediction of the Fermi theory (F.T.).

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Additional Information:©1960 The American Physical Society. Received 23 February 1960. The author would like to thank Mr. E. Nordberg and Mr. F. Morinigo for their help in the numerical calculation. He is greatly indebted to Professor C.A. Barnes, Professor F. Boehm, and Professor R.F. Christy for discussions and to Professor B. Stech of Heidelberg University for communications. The assistance and interest of Barbara Zimmermann in preparing the program for diagonalizing the matrices is gratefully acknowledged. It is a pleasure to thank the Kellogg Radiation Laboratory for its hospitality. Supported in part by the joint program of the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
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