Volume 69, Number 1, January 2005
|Page(s)||41 - 47|
|Published online||08 December 2004|
On the possibility to search for decay of initially unstable ( radioactive) nuclei
Institute for Nuclear Research, MSP 03680 - Kiev, Ukraine
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 29 October 2004
An alternative method to search for decay is discussed. Contrary to the “conventional” approach (where only β stable candidates are used), it is intended to study unstable nuclei, whose energy release, , is much higher in most of the cases than that of “conventional” candidates. As an example, the first experimental half-life limits on decay of radioactive nuclides from and families (contaminants of the and scintillators) were set by reanalyzing the data of low-background measurements in the Solotvina Underground Laboratory (1734 with and 13316 with ).
PACS: 23.40.-s – β decay; double β decay; electron and muon capture
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