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ft value of O14 and the universal Fermi interaction

Bardin, R. K. and Barnes, C. A. and Fowler, W. A. and Seeger, P. A. (1960) ft value of O14 and the universal Fermi interaction. Physical Review Letters, 5 (7). pp. 323-326. ISSN 0031-9007.

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The experimentally observed near equality of the coupling constants in the nuclear beta-decay and in muon decay has suggested the attractive idea that all of the "weak interactions" proceed by a universal Fermi interaction.(1) The fact that the coupling constant in nuclear beta-decay is not considerably decreased by virtue of the neutron or proton existing part of the time as a proton or neutron plus pion cloud finds an elegant explanation in the conserved vector current hypothesis of Feynman and Gell-Mann.(1,2)

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Additional Information:©1960 The American Physical Society. Received 6 September 1960. We are grateful to Barbara Zimmerman for help with computations. Supported in part by the joint program of the Office of Naval Research and the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission.
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