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Published April 1983 | Published
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Atomic final-state interactions in tritium decay


We calculate the effect of the Coulomb interaction of the ejected β ray with the bound atomic electron in the β decay of a tritium atom. The excited state probabilities of the residual helium ion are changed by at most 0.17% from the usual sudden approximation.

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© 1983 The American Physical Society. Received 8 November 1982.

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