Accurate Fermi Beta Decay Measurements and the Magnitude of the Weak Interaction Vector Coupling Constant

  • J. M. Freeman
  • G. J. Clark
  • J. S. Ryder
  • W. E. Burcham
  • G. T. A. Squier
  • J. E. Draper
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This paper is concerned mainly with the magnitudes of the coupling constants in weak interactions. Special consideration will be given to the vector coupling constant in beta decay, about which there are significant uncertainties. We begin with a brief general survey of the weak interaction processes; for a more complete account and a comprehensive reference list see ref. (1).


Radiative Correction Beta Decay Muon Decay Hadronic Current Vector Coupling Constant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Freeman
    • 1
  • G. J. Clark
    • 1
  • J. S. Ryder
    • 2
  • W. E. Burcham
    • 3
  • G. T. A. Squier
    • 3
  • J. E. Draper
    • 4
  1. 1.Atomic Energy Research EstablishmentHarwell, BerksUK
  2. 2.Nuclear Physics LaboratoryOxfordUK
  3. 3.Physics DepartmentUniversity of BirminghamUK
  4. 4.AEREHarwell and University of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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