Precise half-life measurement of the superallowed β+ emitter C10 Academic Article uri icon


  • The half-life of C10 has been measured to be 19.310(4) s, a result with 0.02% precision, which is a factor of three improvement over the best previous result. Since C10 is the lightest superallowed 0+→0+ β+ emitter, its ft value has the greatest weight in setting an upper limit on the possible presence of scalar currents. © 2008 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Iacob, V. E., Hardy, J. C., Golovko, V., Goodwin, J., Nica, N., Park, H. I., Trache, L., & Tribble, R. E.

citation count

  • 12

publication date

  • April 2008