The low-temperature rate of electron capture beta decay in magnetic materials

L. M. Folan, V. I. Tsifrinovich, V. A. Sheverev

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Abstract

Electron capture β-decay in 54Mn2+ ions in solids is analyzed. It is shown that the decay rate of 54Mn2+ should decrease significantly at low temperatures, approaching a limit of 35% of its room temperature value. It is also shown that the decay rate at low temperatures can be manipulated using resonant electromagnetic fields and the rate can be modulated by a factor of four. Extension to other species is suggested and potential applications are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5716-5717
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume79
Issue number8 PART 2B
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 15 1996

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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