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radioactive decay of an atomic nucleus that is accompanied by the emission of a beta particle

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Analysis of Beta-Decay Data Acquired at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt: Evidence of a Solar Influence.
A theory which stated that there were two 'neutrinos' emitted every time Beta-decay occurred would also explain the missing mass-energy - each neutrino's mass-energy could amount to half the missing amount.
Hamish Robertson, director of the Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Washington, Seattle, told Physics World that evidence for solar neutrinos affecting beta-decay is "not persuasive.
Expansion of the Standard Model (SM) for the quantitative description of the orthopositronium lifetime anomalies allows formulation of additional experimental tests of supersymmetry in the final state of the positron beta-decay of nuclei such as [sup.
Koonin of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena has now shown that electrons surrounding an atomic nucleus have a discernible but hitherto overlooked effect on a given radioactive isotope's beta-decay spectrum.
However, the study of beta-decay variability indicates there is another way to detect neutrinos, one that gives you a different view of neutrinos and of the sun.
Neutron decays are detected in real time using the scintillation light produced in the helium by the beta-decay electrons.
This provided a further handle on the separation of wall losses from beta-decay.