Beta decay of 62Ga Academic Article uri icon


  • We report a study of the decay of 62Ga, whose dominant branch is a superallowed 0+ 0+ transition to the ground state of 62Zn. We find the total half-life to be 115.84 0.25 ms. This is the first time that the 62Ga half-life has been measured with a purified source. We find that (0.1200.021)% of the decays are followed by cascades that pass through the 62Zn 2+ first excited state at 0.954 MeV. The branching ratio to the first-excited 0+ state in 62Zn at 2.33 MeV is <0.043%. We conclude that the branching ratio for the super-allowed transition is 99.85-0.15+0.05%.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Hyman, B. C., Iacob, V. E., Azhari, A., Gagliardi, C. A., Hardy, J. C., Mayes, V. E., ... Tribble, R. E.

complete list of authors

  • Hyman, BC||Iacob, VE||Azhari, A||Gagliardi, CA||Hardy, JC||Mayes, VE||Neilson, RG||Sanchez-Vega, M||Tang, X||Trache, L||Tribble, RE

publication date

  • July 2003