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Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 33, Issue 1–4, pp 1–8 | Cite as

Bound-state beta-decay and kinematic search for neutrino mass

  • S. G. Cohen
  • D. E. Murnick
  • R. S. Raghavan
Nuclear Physics

Abstract

A new method involving Doppler spectroscopy with laser techniques is proposed to observe bound-state β-decay of tritium. This process, although theoretically expected to occur, has not yet been observed. The proposed method is, in principle, capable of exposing a finite mass of the neutrino. The low source temperatures and laser spectroscopic resolution necessary for a neutrino mass measurement, although extremely difficult to achieve, appear accessible with conceivable advances of these techniques.

Keywords

Spectroscopy Thin Film Tritium Neutrino Mass Mass Measurement 
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© J.C. Baltzer A.G., Scientific Publishing Company 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. G. Cohen
    • 1
  • D. E. Murnick
    • 2
  • R. S. Raghavan
    • 2
  1. 1.Racah Institute of PhysicsHebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.AT & T Bell LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA

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