Chronology of Milestone Events in Particle Physics - GAMOW 1936
Chronology of Milestone Events in Particle Physics

GAMOW 1936

Gamow, G.; Teller, E.;
Selection Rules for the -Disintegration
Phys. Rev. 49 (1936) 895;

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The Development of Weak Interaction Theory, editor P. K. Kabir, Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, New York - London, (1963) 22.


S 1. The selection rules for -transformations are stated on the basis of the neutrino theory outlined by Fermi. If it is assumed that the spins of the heavy particles have a direct effect on the disintegration these rules are modified.

S 2. It is shown that whereas the original selection rules of Fermi lead to difficulties if one tries to assign spins to the members of the thorium family the modified selection rules are in agreement with the available experimental evidence.

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See also
E. Fermi, Z. Phys. 88 (1934) 161;
B. W. Sargent, Proc. Roy. Soc. A139 (1933) 659;
E. J. Konopinski and G. E. Uhlenbeck, Phys. Rev. 48 (1935) 7;
W. Heisenberg, Z. Phys. 77 (1932) 1;
E. Majorana, Z. Phys. 82 (1933) 137;
G. Gamow and Rosenblum, Compt. Ren. 197 (1933) 1620;
G. Gamow, Phys.Zeitschr. 35 (1934) 533;
C. D. Ellis and N. F. Mott, Proc. Roy. Soc. A139 (1933) 369;
N. F. Mott and Taylor, Proc. Roy. Soc. A138 (1932) 665;
Fisk and Taylor, Proc. Roy. Soc. (1934) 146;
G. Gamow, Proc. Roy. Soc. A146 (1934) 217;

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