2023 Impact factor 2.6
Hadrons and Nuclei

Eur. Phys. J. A 11, 413-420 (2001)

High-precision measurement of the 14O half-life using a mass-separated radioactive beam

M. Gaelens, J. Andrzejewski, J. Camps, P. Decrock, M. Huyse, K. Kruglov, W.F. Mueller, A. Piechaczek, N. Severijns, J. Szerypo, G. Vancraeynest, P. Van Duppen and J. Wauters

Instituut voor Kern- en Stralingsfysica, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200 D, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium


(Received: 5 April 2001 / Revised version: 6 August 2001 Communicated by J. Äystö)

A high-precision measurement of the 14O half-life has been performed using a mass-separated radioactive beam in combination with a germanium detector set-up. This is the first 14O half-life measurement with a contamination-free source. The final result of 70.560 $\pm $ 0.049 seconds is in agreement with the generally adopted mean value.

23.40.-s - Beta decay; double beta decay; electron and muon capture.
29.25.Ni - Ion sources: positive and negative.
29.25.Rm - Sources of radioactive nuclei.

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