Half-life of the superallowed positron emitter C10

P. H. Barker, K. K.H. Leung, A. P. Byrne

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The half-life of the nucleus C10 has been determined by detecting its decay positrons in an E-ΔE fast scintillator telescope and recording the data in event mode. Care was taken to exclude the effects of possible contaminant activities and of pileup in the linear electronic systems. A value of 19.282(11) s has been obtained, which is in good agreement with two of the three previous measurements, but not with the most recent.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024311
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2 Feb 2009


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