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Precise energy of the 9.4 keV gamma transition observed in the 83Rb decay

  • M. SlezákEmail author
  • D. Vénos
  • O. Lebeda
  • T. Trojek
Open Access
Regular Article - Experimental Physics

Abstract

The energy of the 9.4 keV γ-transition observed in the 83Rb decay was established to be 9405.8(3) eV. This energy value was obtained from photon spectrometry measurements of the differences in the energies of closely spaced lines. The result allows one to determine more precisely the energy of conversion electrons of the 9.4 keV transition, which represent a unique tool for energy calibration of the tritium beta spectrum and systematic measurements in the KATRIN neutrino mass determination experiment.

Keywords

Tritium Systematic Uncertainty Amplitude Ratio Conversion Electron Calibration Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Nuclear Physics InstituteAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicŘež near PragueCzech Republic
  3. 3.Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical EngineeringCzech Technical University in PraguePragueCzech Republic

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