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NUCLEAR PHYSICS

Beta decay gets the ab initio treatment

One of the fundamental radioactive decay modes of nuclei is β decay. Now, nuclear theorists have used first-principles simulations to explain nuclear β decay properties across a range of light- to medium-mass isotopes, up to 100Sn.

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Rios, A. Beta decay gets the ab initio treatment. Nat. Phys. 15, 425–426 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-019-0483-y

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