Precise half-life measurement of the superallowed emitter S30 Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2018 American Physical Society. We have measured the half-life of S30, the parent of a superallowed 0+→0+β transition, to a high precision using very pure sources and a 4π proportional gas counter to detect the decay positrons. Our result for the half-life is 1.179 92(34) s. As a by-product of this measurement, we determine the half-life of its daughter, P30, to be 2.501(2) min.

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  • 0.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Iacob, V. E., Hardy, J. C., Chen, L., Horvat, V., Bencomo, M., Nica, N., ... Saastamoinen, A.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • March 2018