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Title: 12C and the {beta}-decays of 12B and 12N


The {beta}-decays of the mirror nuclei 12B and 12N are used to extract spectroscopic information on 12C. 0+, 1+ and 2+ states. Recent results are summarized and new data and future plans are discussed.

  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Aarhus, 8000 Aarhus C (Denmark)
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Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 831; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: International conference on frontiers in nuclear structure, astrophysics, and reactions - FINUSTAR, Isle of Kos (Greece), 12-17 Sep 2005; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2200941; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
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Fynbo, H. O. U. 12C and the {beta}-decays of 12B and 12N. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2200941.
Fynbo, H. O. U. 12C and the {beta}-decays of 12B and 12N. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2200941.
Fynbo, H. O. U. Wed . "12C and the {beta}-decays of 12B and 12N". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2200941.
title = {12C and the {beta}-decays of 12B and 12N},
author = {Fynbo, H. O. U.},
abstractNote = {The {beta}-decays of the mirror nuclei 12B and 12N are used to extract spectroscopic information on 12C. 0+, 1+ and 2+ states. Recent results are summarized and new data and future plans are discussed.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2200941},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 831,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Apr 26 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Wed Apr 26 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
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