Change of the Be-7 electron capture half-life in metallic environments

B. Wang, S. Yan, B. Limata, F. Raiola, M. Aliotta, H. W. Becker, J. Cruz, N. De Cesare, A. D'Onofrio, Z. Fueloep, L. Gialanella, G. Gyuerky, G. Imbriani, A. Jesus, J. P. Ribeiro, V. Roca, D. Rogalla, C. Rolfs, M. Romano, D. SchuermannE. Somorjai, F. Strieder, F. Terrasi

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Abstract

For the electron capture of Be-7 in the metallic environments Pd and In the Be-7 half-life was observed to increase by 0.9 +/- 0.2 and 0.7 +/- 0.2%, respectively, while in the insulator Li2O it was unchanged within experimental error (all samples cooled to T = 12K). The observations are consistent with the predictions of the Debye plasma model applied to the quasi-free electrons in the metals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-377
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Physical Journal A: Hadrons and Nuclei
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

Keywords

  • DEUTERATED METALS
  • D(D,P)T

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