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Title: Beta Decay in the Field of an Electromagnetic Wave and Experiments on Measuring the Neutrino Mass

Investigations of the effect of an electromagnetic wave field on the beta-decay process are used to analyze the tritium-decay experimental data on the neutrino mass. It is shown that the electromagnetic wave can distort the beta spectrum, shifting the end point to the higher energy region. This phenomenon is purely classical and it is associated with the electron acceleration in the radiation field. Since strong magnetic fields exist in setups for precise measurement of the neutrino mass, the indicated field can appear owing to the synchrotron radiation mechanism. The phenomenon under consideration can explain the experimentally observed anomalies in the spectrum of the decay electrons; in particular, the effect of the 'negative square of the neutrino mass'.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Moscow State University, Vorob'evy gory, Moscow, 119992 (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20692808
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Atomic Nuclei; Journal Volume: 68; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: Translated from Yadernaya Fizika, ISSN 0044-0027, 68, 1074-1077 (No. 6, 2005); DOI: 10.1134/1.1954830; (c) 2005 Pleiades Publishing, Inc; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); TN:
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; ACCELERATION; BETA DECAY; BETA SPECTRA; ELECTRONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; NEUTRINOS; REST MASS; SYNCHROTRON RADIATION; TRITIUM