Atomic final-state interactions in tritium decay

R. D. Williams, S. E. Koonin

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We calculate the effect of the Coulomb interaction of the ejected ray with the bound atomic electron in the 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. RADIOACTIVITY H3; atomic final states, neutrino mass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1815-1817
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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