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Author Holland, R. E. ♦ Lynch, F. J.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS ♦ ARGON 40 ♦ BINDING ENERGY ♦ CAPTURE ♦ DECAY ♦ ELECTRONS ♦ ENERGY ♦ GAMMA RADIATION ♦ MASS ♦ MEASURED VALUES ♦ NEUTRON SPECTROMETERS ♦ NEUTRONS ♦ NUCLEAR REACTIONS ♦ POTASSIUM 40 ♦ PROTON BEAMS ♦ Q-VALUE ♦ VELOCITY
Abstract The energy difference involved in the decay of K/sup 40/ toAr/sup 40/ by electron capture was measured in two ways. First, a time-of-flight technique was used to observe the neutron spectra from Ar/sup 40/(p,n)K/sup 40/ and the corresponding Q's were computed. Second, the thresholds for production of certain gamma rays from this reaction were measured; these thresholds provided another set of values for the Q's. When these Q values were combined with measurements of the gamma-ray energies, a mass difference equivalent to 1.522 sintering time 0.006 Mev between Ar/sup 40/ and K/sup 40/ and an energy release of 60 sintering time 8 kev in the decay of K/sup 40/ to Ar/sup 40/ was obtained. This appears to conflict with other information on this branch of the decay of K/ sup 40/.(auth)
ISSN 0031899X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1959-02-01
Publisher Department Argonne National Lab., Lemont, Ill.
Journal Physical Review
Volume Number 113
Organization Argonne National Lab., Lemont, Ill.


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