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Decay Scheme of 181Hf

Nature volume 162, pages 261262 (14 August 1948) | Download Citation



IN continuation of our previous analysis of the decay scheme of 181Hf1, we have carried the work further with higher resolving power and using a spectrometer with a thin Geiger-Müller window. We have also carried out delayed coincidence measurements to study the metastable state reported by De Benedetti and McGowan2. We have attempted to eliminate various possible decay schemes which have been proposed1-3, in favour of one to be discussed here.

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    , , and , Arkiv. f. mat., astr. o. fysik, 35 A, No. 33 (1948).

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    , and , Phys. Rev., 70, 569 (1946).

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    , , and , Phys. Rev., 72, 1209 (1947).

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  1. Nobel Institute for Physics, Stockholm 50. April 20.

    • J. BENEŠ
    • , A. GHOSH
    • , A. HEDGRAN
    •  & N. HOLE


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