Mirror Asymmetry of Fermi Decay Academic Article uri icon


  • Half-lives and branching ratios for the Fermi decays of Ne18, Mg22, Si26, and Ar34 have been studied in experiments which employed a gas-transport system. The ft values for the last two are compared with the mirror decays of Alm26 and Cl34. A difference of (4.6 1.7)% is observed for mass 34 and may be attributable to unexpectedly large charge-dependent mixing. Possible implications are discussed with respect to Cabibbo theory and the existence of an intermediate vector boson. 1972 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Hardy, J. C., Schmeing, H., Geiger, J. S., Graham, R. L., & Towner, I. S.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Hardy, JC||Schmeing, H||Geiger, JS||Graham, RL||Towner, IS

publication date

  • October 1972