QEC value of the superallowed β emitter Sc42 Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2017 American Physical Society. The QEC value of the superallowed β+ emitter Sc42 has been measured with the JYFLTRAP Penning-trap mass spectrometer at the University of Jyväskylä to be 6426.350(53) keV. This result is at least a factor of four more precise than all previous measurements, which were also inconsistent with one another. As a byproduct we determine the excitation energy of the 7+ isomeric state in Sc42 to be 616.762(46) keV, which deviates by 8σ from the previous measurement.

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  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Eronen, T., Hardy, J. C., Canete, L., Jokinen, A., Hakala, J., Kankainen, A., ... Äystö, J.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • February 2017