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Nature of the Li8 Beta-Decay Interaction

Barnes, C. A. and Fowler, W. A. and Greenstein, H. B. and Lauritsen, C. C. and Nordberg, M. E. (1958) Nature of the Li8 Beta-Decay Interaction. Physical Review Letters, 1 (9). pp. 328-330. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.1.328.

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It has been established in the preceding letter [1] that the spin and parity of Li8 are 2+, and that the beta decay of the 2+ excited state of Be8 proceeds at least 90% of the time by a Gamow-Teller transition. With the spin sequence2+-2+-0+, a measurement of the recoil momentum from the electron and antineutrino, perpendicular to the direction of the alpha breakup, distinguishes vector (V) from scalar (S) interactions from each other and from axial vector (A) and tensor (T) interactions, but does not allow a distinction between A and T.

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Additional Information:©1958 The American Physical Society. Received 6 October 1958. It is a pleasure to acknowledge our indebtedness to R.F. Christy, R.P. Feynman, M. Gell-Mann, and B. Stech for many helpful discussions. Supported in part by the joint program of the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
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