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Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 15, 75-79 (2002)
DOI: 10.1140/epja/i2001-10229-5

Beta-decay and exotic nuclei

K. Riisager

Institut for Fysik og Astronomi, Aarhus Universitet, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark


(Received: 21 March 2002 / Published online: 31 October 2002)

Selected examples are given of how beta-decay can provide information on nuclei far from the line of beta-stability. Emphasis is put on beta-delayed particle emission, in particular processes with emission of several particles. The physics questions addressed include halo nuclei and multi-particle emission mechanisms. Muon capture on radioactive nuclei is discussed as an alternative way of accessing the region of high excitation energy.

23.40.Hc - Relation with nuclear matrix elements and nuclear structure .

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