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Fassio-Canuto 1969

Fassio-Canuto, L., 1969: Neutron beta decay in a strong magnetic field. Phys. Rev., 187, 2141-2146, doi:10.1103/PhysRev.187.2141.

The β decay of a neutron in a strong quantizing magnetic field is studied by making use of the exact Dirac wave function for the electron in a magnetic field of arbitrary strength. The general conclusion is that the lifetime is unaffected by the magnetic field for H<1012 G. For H>1012 G, the lifetime in a vacuum is appreciably decreased. This conclusion is still valid when the decay takes place in a degenerate electron gas at densities lower than 106 g/cm3. At higher densities, the lifetime in a magnetic field tends to reach the value in the absence of the field, for any field strength.

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  author={Fassio-Canuto, L.},
  title={Neutron beta decay in a strong magnetic field},
  journal={Physical Review},

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ID  - fa04000r
AU  - Fassio-Canuto, L.
PY  - 1969
TI  - Neutron beta decay in a strong magnetic field
JA  - Phys. Rev.
JO  - Physical Review
VL  - 187
SP  - 2141
EP  - 2146
DO  - 10.1103/PhysRev.187.2141
ER  -

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