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

S. G. Cohen, D. E. Murnick, R. S. Raghavan

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Mar 1987
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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