Volume 83, Number 4, August 2008
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||05 August 2008|
Investigation of 74As decay branching ratio dependence on the host material
Institute of Nuclear Research (ATOMKI) - H-4001 Debrecen, POB 51, Hungary, EU
2 Kocaeli University, Department of Physics - TR-41380 Umuttepe, Kocaeli, Turkey
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 25 June 2008
The branching ratio between the and decay of 74As has been measured in different host materials such as Ta, Al, Ge and mylar. No significant dependence of the branching ratio on the host material has been observed. The half-life of 74As has also been measured in metallic Ta and in semiconductor Ge, no difference has been found and the results are in agreement with the literature value. The obtained results provide an upper limit for the possible host material dependence of the decay rate in 74As.
PACS: 21.10.Tg – Lifetimes, widths / 23.40.-s – β decay; double β decay; electron and muon capture / 27.50.+e – 59 ≤ A ≤ 89
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