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

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  • B. Wang
  • S. Yan
  • B. Limata
  • F. Raiola
  • 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. Schuermann
  • E. Somorjai
  • F. Strieder
  • F. Terrasi

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


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.

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