A simple approximation of the fermi function in nuclear beta decay
An analytic approximation of the Fermi function F(Z,E) is proposed. The formula is applicable over a wide range of atomic numbers, Z, and of electron energies, E. It is sufficiently accurate and simple to use. An example shows how to employ the approximation in analysis of the complex beta decay schemes encountered among the short-lived fission fragments.
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- Journal Name: Nucl. Sci. Eng.; (United States); Journal Volume: 83:3
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- California Institute of Technology, Norman Bridge Laboratory of Physics, 161-33 Pasadena, California 91125
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- United States
- 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; BETA DECAY; FERMI PLOT; CALCULATION METHODS; ACCURACY; ATOMIC NUMBER; ELECTRONS; FISSION; FUNCTIONS; DECAY; DIAGRAMS; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; FERMIONS; LEPTONS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS 653005* -- Nuclear Theory-- Radioactive Decay
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