Trapped-ion decay spectroscopy towards the determination of ground-state components of double-beta decay matrix elements
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- Brunner, T., Lapierre, A., Andreoiu, C. et al. Eur. Phys. J. A (2013) 49: 142. doi:10.1140/epja/i2013-13142-4
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A new technique has been developed at the TRIUMF’s TITAN facility to perform in-trap decay spectroscopy. The aim of this technique is to eventually measure weak electron capture branching ratios (ECBRs) and by this to consequently determine GT matrix elements of \( \beta\)\( \beta\) decaying nuclei. These branching ratios provide important input to the theoretical description of these decays. The feasibility and power of the technique is demonstrated by measuring the ECBR of 124Cs .