Experimental Search for a Heavy Neutrino in the Beta Spectrum of S35

T. Altzitzoglou, F. Calaprice, M. Dewey, M. Lowry, L. Piilonen, J. Brorson, S. Hagen, F. Loeser

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Abstract

We present results of an experimental study of the shape of the energy spectrum for the decay S35C35+e-+1/2e. The measurements were performed to search for evidence of a beta-decay branch with a heavy neutrino. No evidence for heavy neutrinos is observed. In particular, our limit for the branch to a 17-keV neutrino is 0.4%, in serious disagreement with the 3% branch claimed by Simpson.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)799-802
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume55
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Altzitzoglou, T., Calaprice, F., Dewey, M., Lowry, M., Piilonen, L., Brorson, J., Hagen, S., & Loeser, F. (1985). Experimental Search for a Heavy Neutrino in the Beta Spectrum of S35. Physical review letters, 55(8), 799-802. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.55.799