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The Radioactivity Produced by the Bombardment of Lithium with Deuterons

  • J. C. Bower (a1) and D. P. R. Petrie (a2)

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In an investigation of the disintegration of by protons, resulting in the emission of three α-particles, Dee and Gilbert* found that the observed distributions of ranges and angles of these particles could be explained by assuming that one α-particle is first ejected, leaving a short-lived, excited nucleus which then decomposes into two more α-particles. The half-life of this excited beryllium nucleus was estimated to be about 10–21 sec.

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* Proc. Roy. Soc. 154 (1936), 279.

Phys. Rev. 47 (1935), 971.

Phys. Rev. 50 (1936), 681.

§ Nature, 139 (1937), 24.

* Proc. Roy. Soc. 141 (1933), 733.

* Phys. Rev. 51 (1937), 1103.

Phys. Rev. 51 (1937), 1106.

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