Limit on im(CSCA*) from a test of T invariance in Ne19 beta decay

M. B. Schneider, F. P. Calaprice, A. L. Hallin, D. W. MacArthur, D. F. Schreiber

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An investigation of the time-reversal-odd angular correlation (J×pE) in Ne19 decay is reported. In this correlation, ,p, and E are the spin, momentum, and energy, respectively, and J is the initial Ne19 spin. The sample was polarized by an atomic beam method and the polarization was measured with four Mott-scattering polarimeters. The magnitude R of the angular correlation is found to be -0.079 0.053, consistent with timereversal invariance. This result also implies Im(CSCA*)=0.190.13.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1239-1242
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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