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Published June 15, 1957 | public
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Beta-gamma circular polarization correlation measurements


Owing to nonconservation of parity in β decay,(1) γ rays following β transitions are circularly polarized. The angular distribution of circularly polarized γ rays emitted under an angle 0 with the preceding β particles is W(0,±) = 1±A(v/c) cos0 (+ for right hand, - for left-hand circular polarization).(2)

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©1957 The American Physical Society. Received 25 April 1957. The authors are indebted to Dr. K. Alder, Dr. B. Stech, and Dr. A. Winther for helpful discussions and to Professor J. W. M. DuMond for his continual interest in this work.


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